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SanDisk Announces Its Fastest, Thinnest and Highest-Capacity USB Flash Drives

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  1. btarunr

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    SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced a suite of USB flash drives that includes SanDisk’s fastest, thinnest and highest-capacity USB products ever. The drives offer consumers the storage they need to carry libraries of digital content with them wherever they go, transfer their files quickly and do so with style.

    “Whether consumers are seeking super-fast transfer speeds, maximum storage capacity or a stylish fashion statement, we offer a drive to meet their needs,” said Bob O’Keefe, vice president, retail marketing, SanDisk. “SanDisk pioneered the USB drive and now offers one of the broadest lineups in the industry, with a wide range of form factors and reliability that consumers can count on to store their important files.”

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    SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive
    The USB 3.0-enabled SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive can transfer, store and share large files up to 10 times faster with speeds of up to 190MB/s. USB 3.0-enabled device shipments will surpass one billion in 2014, up from 70 million in 2011, according to NPD In-Stat*. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive provides the fast performance that these next-generation computing devices demand.

    The drive dramatically reduces wait times for consumers. It can transfer smaller files almost instantaneously and larger files such as a 3GB file in 20 seconds or a 40GB file in four minutes. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive is backed by a lifetime limited warranty and available worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $64.99 to $159.99.

    Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive
    The 128GB Cruzer Glide USB flash drive is SanDisk’s highest-capacity USB drive ever, and features reliable, secure and portable storage for photos, videos, music and other files. The drive is an ideal companion for anyone using ultra-thin notebooks, which are often limited to 128GB of storage. In such a configuration, the Cruzer Glide USB allows consumers to double their available storage with a convenient portable solution.

    Backed by a two year limited warranty, the Cruzer Glide USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 4GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $19.99. The 128GB capacity will be available worldwide in Q3 2012 carrying an MSRP of $249.99.

    Cruzer Facet USB Flash Drive
    For users whose style is reflected in everything they do, the Cruzer Facet USB flash drive is a durable drive with stainless-steel casing designed with a variety of rich vibrant colors and a faceted texture. The Cruzer Facet drive combines function and personality, making it a fashionable way to store digital files.

    It is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.

    Cruzer Pop USB Flash Drive
    The Cruzer Pop USB flash drive is designed for young urban users looking for unique designs that complement their personality. The fun custom USB flash drive features rich colors and patterns plus a unique design that opens with a “pop” and conceals and protects the connector when not in use.

    This new drive is SanDisk’s thinnest and is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.

    Available Software
    Virtually every SanDisk USB drive and all drives in the new suite include secure file encryption and password protection. SanDisk SecureAccess software provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection6 for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing. For added protection and convenience, two GB of secure online storage7 is offered for easy file backup and access from any web browser.

    SanDisk also offers downloadable Cloud Catcher software, which allows users to backup and organize personal data from some of their favorite social media and online sites, hassle free on a SanDisk USB drive.

    For more information, visit the following product pages:
  2. naoan New Member

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    Their USB 2.0 line is the slowest thing I've ever had the displeasure of having. Never again, Sandisk.
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    Finally. USB3.0 usb thumb drive from Sandisk. :rockout:
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    They make a spectrum from cheap and slow to expensive and fast. You get what you paid for.
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  5. naoan New Member

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    A cheaper Kingston at double the size is more than twice faster. I didn't even get half of what I paid for it.
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    In which case there is a pricing dislocation in the store you bought your flash drive for. Flash drive prices in UK arrange themselves according to speed, you usually don't get faster stuff for less money even across brands, unless there is a special offer or the price is within 10% of each other.
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    completely agree
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    I just wish they made a tiny USB 3.0 stick, like their 2.0 versions. Sandisk is still the best when it comes to USB flash drives, SD cards etc.
  9. naoan New Member

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    Maybe so, but here the store generally doesn't advertise rated speed, they're pretty evenly priced for the size. Actually, even amazon doesn't list it http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T9CTRS/?tag=tec06d-20
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    That will be for you to look up on before purchasing. I can tell you ASUS 7770 Direct CU II super overclocked is a lot faster than reference 6970 but further research will reveal otherwise.
  11. naoan New Member

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    I generally doesn't care too much about flashdrive speed as long as they get the job's done as I never notice any big difference before getting Sandisk's stuff. Oh well, lesson learned the hard way I guess (albeit, cheap one); avoid their bottom line product at all cost (yes, upon a bit of research, the kingston one was also the bottom line of the respective company).

    I doubt it's priced differently on UK.
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    The bottom Kingston is always slightly above the bottom Sandisk, and the no name ones are also priced about the Sandisk ones (but quality differs greatly). At least that is how it is for a year or more now.
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    I own A-Data and a brazilian "Back in a flash, this is not a flashdrive" drive. It came preloaded with linux and a rescue software for windows. Quite interesting. But its slow, the A-Data is twice as fast.

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