I like the Kingston DataTraveler Generation 3 (G3) because, according to usb-flash-drive-review.toptenreviews.com, features like file encryption which I think may mess up a linux distro. I read somewhere that the 16GB and 32GB versions of this drive can read at 10MB/sec and write at 5MB/sec which is adequate for the average user.
If the software won't mess up Linux, then I go with the Transcend JetFlash 700 which not only is 3.0 compatible, but has a lifetime warranty. The only drawbacks is that the support isn't so great, and online form which rescuers from Amazon's say doesn't get a response sometimes, and the software does take about 2 GB on a stick according to the Amazon reviews.
Last edited by Advice Pro; 01-07-2012 at 02:17 PM.