Best storage and flash drives for school in 2019

Keep your work safe and backup your gadgets with these storage devices and flash drives.

This microSD card crams 400GB of storage into your smartphone Western Digital just showed off “the world's highest-capacity” microSD card. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I crams 400GB of storage into your smartphone. It’s the highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. It can hold 40 hours of Full HD video and can transfer data at up to 100MBps. At that speed, you can move 1,200 3.5MB photos per minute over USB 3.0. The card is being aimed at Android smartphone and tablet users. It comes with a 10-year warranty and a US retail price of $249.99. Western Digital says its production processes allowed for more bits per die. Only two years ago, Western Digital's biggest microSD card stood at 200GB for $399. When the microSD card format first launched in 2004, it had 128MB of capacity.

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Students could always use a storage device or flash drive, as they allow you to quickly and conveniently move large amounts of data from one computer to another.

If you have essays or digital notes or video files from your classes that you need to either transport or locally backup, you really should get yourself a little USB stick to carry around or even an external hard drive. We picked out a few versatile, portable options you might want to consider carrying around this school year.

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Best storage and flash drives for school

SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0

SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0

SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0 for $16

128GB of storage that you can slip into a pocket or backpack. Really cheap, so it might be a good idea to pick up a few!

Western Digital 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive

Western Digital 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive

Western Digital 2TB Elements Portable External Drive for $60

Everything you need from an external storage drive -- it's fast, it's rugged, and it even offers built-in password protection. The perfect solution for backing up your devices.

Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive

Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive

Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive for $140

The perfect solution for the student that has a lot of data -- whether part of their schoolwork, or if they want to take movies, games, and other media with them when on the move. It's perfect for those who have a desktop PC setup.

WD 500GB My Passport Wireless External SSD

WD 500GB My Passport Wireless External SSD

WD 500GB My Passport Wireless External SSD for $280

You've not experienced a smooth backup solution until you've tried a wireless external drive. This unit contains a shock-resistant SSD and even features a built-in SD card reader, allowing for a one-touch copy.

WD 6TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive

WD 6TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive

WD 6TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive for $250

This is the external hard drive for those who are paranoid about data loss; the RAID setup allows your data to be stored on two drives, giving you redundancy against a drive failing. Great for those looking for peace of mind!

What do you think I've left off the list of back-to-school storage tech? Let me know below!

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