How to choose a USB Flash Drive...?

New forum poster, first time posting…

First time posterWith so many flash drives out there, from so many companies, it can be difficult to choose which one is the right one. I have been using the same SanDisk Cruzer Micro 500mb) for years, and it has served me well. Now is the time to up my capacity (with prices being the way they are). If you subtract the U3 and backup versions of the **bleep** USB Flash Drives, does my decision simply come down to capacity, appearance of the drive, and price? Opinions would be appreciated.

In that Sandisk sold the U3 concept to Microsoft a couple of years ago it has stopped making USB devices that support the U3 concept and software.  If you find a Sandisk drive that will allow the U3 Launchpad to be installed you will be lucky.  It’s not impossible to do, just not perdictable.