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Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive Review

We review the Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive, designed for smartphones and modern computers.

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Features and Handling

Samsung USB Type C Duo Plus Flash Drive (2)

The Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive is a USB pen drive that can be used with a smartphone (or any other device) with USB Type-C or with a computer with a USB2 or USB3 socket. Available in a number of different sizes, the drive makes an easy option to get files from one device to another, as well as being a useful backup device. 


Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive Features and Handling

Samsung USB Type C Duo Plus Flash Drive (6)

If you've ever wanted a quick and easy way to get images or other files on or off your smartphone or tablet, then the Samsung USB Type-C Flash Drive Duo Plus may be what you're looking for. The USB drive features USB 3.1 which you simply connect to the Type-C connection, for your computers USB port, and a Type-C USB connection, for smartphones and tablets, or new laptops. The drive is said to give transfer speeds up to 300MB/s.

The drive is waterproof, shockproof, magnet proof, temperature proof and x-ray proof. The drive comes with a 5-year warranty. There is a plastic lid for the USB Type-C connection, and the USB3 adapter slots neatly in to the back, meaning you always have both connections with you. There's a small hole so that you can attach it to a keychain or keyring. As with all USB drives and memory cards, ejecting the drive before pulling it out is recommended. 

Samsung USB Type C Duo Plus Flash Drive (1)
Samsung USB Type-C Duo Plus Flash Drive, connected to the Samsung Galaxy Note9.

The drive is small, with a serious by stylish design. The build quality is good, feeling well built, and the design makes it easy to use and understand, with small arrows showing the best way to use it. The plastic cap can be easily taken off and features a hole in case you want to keep it on your keyring, or keep it attached to the USB drive.

Key Features

  • Supports plug and play function
  • Waterproof to protect your data
  • Your content is safe from magnetic fields
  • USB Type-C and USB3.1 connections
  • Speeds up to 300MB/s 
  • 5 years manufacturers warranty


Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive Performance

The performance section is where we look at the performance of the device. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.

The Samsung USB Type-C Flash Drive Duo Plus performs well when connected to a USB 3 socket on your computer with fast read and write speeds, as shown below. The pen drive will work with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, MacOS X 10.4 or later, Linux v2.4 or later, and Android 4.0 or later. 


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Samsung Duo Plus USB3 Speed

The performance of the pen drive, when used in a USB 3 socket, is very good, offering very quick read speeds, although write speeds are slower. This should make it fast enough for most things. 

Value For Money

The Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive is available for around £16 for the 32GB version, £18 for the 64GB version, £28 for the 128GB version, and £53 for the 256GB version. This is a similar price to others on the market. Although if you're just looking for a USB drive, then you there are cheaper options available.


Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive Verdict

For people with a modern smartphone or tablet that doesn't feature a MicroSD card slot, the Flash Drive Duo Plus is great for when you want to copy files from or to your smartphone. It is quick, easy to use and is priced reasonably well. It's compact and discreet, making it easy to take with you without being bulky or taking up unnecessary space. With larger sizes available it could also be used as a backup device for your smartphone, and important files from your computer. 

Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive Pros

  • Clever idea
  • Fast and easy to use
  • 5-proof technology
  • 5-year warranty

Samsung DUO Plus USB Type-C Flash Drive Cons

  • None


Overall Verdict


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