While you may spend weeks honing your presentation so that you can be sure that you impress your audience, without photographs, videos, or other graphics, you may fail to grab the attention of their listeners. Therefore let’s talk about next gadgets for the presentation – portable thumb drives and hard drives.
Public speakers need to be willing to invest in high-quality equipment and storage so that they always have their music, information, and outlines with them on the road. The right thumb drives and hard drives make it much easier for you to be prepared for any speaking opportunity.
Best Portable Thumb Drives and Hard Drives for Public Speakers
Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500GB or 1TB
This is the hard drive I have used for the last year and I have to say that one of the most incredible features of this powerful portable external drive is how fast it writes and reads stored information.
It features incredibly fast read and write speeds of up to 540 MB/s, which means that any user relying on this hard drive to provide them with their presentation won’t have to worry about whether or not they will suffer a major delay when opening files and documents.
Even though it offers impressive memory and blazing fast operating speeds, this external drive fits easily in the palm of your hand. The small size is perfect for people who are going to be going on the road and want to bring their memory drive with them without worrying about it taking up too much room. Being able to pack light is important when presenting, and this memory drive from Samsung makes that possible.
Since there aren’t any moving parts on this Samsung storage, there is very little concern over the storage being damaged if it is dropped. People who are always on the go will appreciate how hardy and durable this memory storage is, as it is very difficult, if not impossible, to damage it. This means that everything stored on the memory will be safe and that there is very little risk of information or a presentation being lost or damaged.
There is an optional password protection feature that users can set up if they are concerned about anyone trying to steal information from them when it is stored on this drive. The 256-bit hardware encryption is almost impossible to break, offering great peace of mind that everything stored on the memory will be kept safe.
Finally, Samsung knows the importance of being able to easily manage what is on memory storage from anywhere, at any time. That’s why this equipment works with Mac and PC software that makes it easy to change the password, get firmware updates, and access and edit stored information.
Since this is compatible with all devices and connects via USB Type-C to C as well as USB Type-C to A cables, all information is always within reach.
Samsung MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus from 32GB to 256GB
Taking your presentations, documents, videos, and photographs on the go to be able to use them during a public speaking event is a great way to set yourself apart from other public speakers, and this compact USB flash drive is a great storage option for any user.
It fits on a key ring so that it won’t ever be lost when on the road. Also, even though it is a very small option, this drive is a shockingly powerful and therefore a very useful gadget for every presentation.
Not only is this USB flash drive incredibly portable and easy to hold on to, thanks to the included key ring that is designed as a part of it, but it also offers very fast file transfer speeds.
With transfer speeds of up to 300 MB/s and read speeds of up to 200 MB/s, it’s not the fastest option on the market, but it offers blazing speeds for handling videos and other documents. This doesn’t just mean that the documents and other information are written and saved quickly, but also that it can be recalled and accessed when in a hurry.
With backward compatibility, this flash drive is great for use with older equipment and computers as well as with newer computers. The backward compatibility means that it can be easily used with most computers and setups in any location. This is ideal for public speakers who don’t always know what sort of situation or setup they will encounter when they arrive for an event.
Thanks to the seamless fit that this USB flash drive offers, it can easily be left in a device permanently, if desired. It’s designed to fit smoothly against the device without risk of it being bumped or pulled out by accident. This instantly improves the storage of a device and offers immediate access to any files that are stored on this memory.
The small size of this USB flash drive as well as how easy it is to use for storage and accessing saved files make it a great option for the public speaker on the go who needs to bring all of their files and documents with them.
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD
This is one of the most durable portable external storage devices on the market today, and it is tested to stand up to water, dust, and impact without being damaged.
The durable design and rugged chassis make it a great option for any user who is constantly on the go. Since this SanDisk external SSD is compatible with both Macs and PCs, it’s great for use by any public speaker and is perfect for taking to events where the computer is already provided.
Not only is it durable and easy to connect to almost any computer, but it is really small and able to fit in the pocket of a pair of jeans without being noticed.
The high-speed transfers that this SSD offers really help to set it apart from other available options and make it a great choice for any public speaker who is in a hurry and doesn’t want to wait on transfers.
The 550 MB/s transfer and read speeds allow you to access your files and documents with zero wait time. This is key when getting set up for a presentation, as no public speaker wants to fumble with their technology and struggle in front of a crowd.
Thanks to the impressive 1TB of storage, this SSD is large enough to handle years of photos and documents without running out of space. It’s perfect for the creative public speaker who wants to have access to sound files and videos to improve their performance and really be able to draw in and engage the audience.
While other similar SSD storage devices can easily overheat, one thing that this option is known for is running quickly and operating at very low temperatures. This means that even when it is used for an extended period of time, there is very little concern over it overheating and causing internal damage to the storage.
Rather than leaving things up to chance and hoping to have the information that they need for a presentation, public speakers can plan ahead with the right storage. Having a reliable thumb drive or hard drive is the best way to remain prepared for any public speaking opportunity. Reliable storage ensures that no information will be lost, allowing public speakers to enjoy peace of mind.