NAND Flash Chip Types – SLC, MLC, TLC

USB drives are available in three types of flash, SLC (single-level cell), MLC (multi-level cell) and TLC (triple-level cell). Each one has its distinct uses.

  • SLC (Single-Level Cell)
  1. High performance / faster write speeds
  2. Long-term reliability – 100,000 program/erase cycles per cell
  3. Has two states: programmed or erased
  4. Used for embedded and industrial applications
  5. Higher cost
  • MLC (Multi-Level Cell)
  1. Lower

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USB Controller and NAND Flash Read Write Speed Study

After being in the business for more than a decade, we have finally decided to publish a Flash study. This will be an ongoing project so keep checking this page for updated reports. If you have anything to add or have any questions, put them in the comments or email sales@customusb.com.

Since we kick-startedĀ  the customized USB industry eight
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King Fahd University Water Tower USB Drives

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, students and faculty will receive custom made gold plated water tower USB drives. The water tower has been a distinctive KFUPM landmark, kind of like the UC Riverside flash drives we made a while back.

iStorage Encrypted PIN USB Flash Drives

We recently added a super-encrypted uber-secure USB drive to our web store. The iStorage USB drive is the world’s most secure easy to use flash drive. It uses PIN code access with military grade AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It does not require any software or drivers to be installed and is compatible with PC, MAC, Linux.

Perfect for travel
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Bronze Wallet Card USB Drives for Nike

The Wallet Card Pro generally comes in silver and black finishes only. But when we heard about Nike’s requirements, we couldn’t say no. So for this limited edition run we anodized the casing in bronze and pad printed the logo in black on the top side. This dedication to our craft keeps clients like this coming back year after year.
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Plastic Custom Filter Flash Drives for W. L. Gore & Associates

We just produced some custom USB replicas of GOREĀ® Filters. These filters are used for “high-retention filteringĀ  for the water and chemicals used in semiconductor, LCD, hard disk drive and other microelectronics manufacturing applications.” Our flash drives will be used to promote them.