In theory, USB 3.0 transfers data at an awesome 5gbps, but the flash drives available now can't even hit USB 2.0's much-lower speed ceiling.
Here are PCWorld's four favorite portable drives, for PC users. All of them have been tested in the PCWorld labs.
Don’t let the retro design fool you: This puppy’s a speed demon.
Corning's new 10-meter USB 3.Optical Cable is priced at $109.99 on Amazon.
With two 2TB hard drives striped in RAID 0, this portable hard drive provides twice the capacity, and nearly twice the speed of single-drive products.
The USB OTG standard shows future of portable drives.
KeyShair lets you manage multiple devices with a single mouse and keyboard
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group plans to publish a final specification for the USB Type-C connector by the middle of 2014
Need more USB ports for your PC? There are tons of hub options out there, but make sure you get this one particular feature.
The 120GB external SSD designed by Porche is a better deal than you think, and offers fast external storage in a good looking package.