To be clear, there are products actually called "USB splitter," and they will probably not work. You need a hub to get data from both drives. The things called splitters are passive devices that pass the data on one female socket, and only pass power on the other, so you can charge a phone, but you can't use both ports for data.Yes, you can do that. There are several small 2-port USB hubs on the market that will let you use 2 flash drives at the same time. I just wanted a cleaner solution.