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SanDisk Announces New Fast, Versatile and Sleek 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 three USB flash drives, the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0, Cruzer Orbit and Cruzer Force USB flash drives. Designed with style, speed and reliability in mind, all three drives are ideal for secure storage of documents, music, photos and video files, allowing users to safely and effortlessly carry important information with them wherever they go. "In a data driven world, we recognize the importance of continuously expanding our portfolio of fast, reliable and stylish flash drives," said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. "We're excited to be offering a suite of new USBs, all of which allow users the extra storage capacity needed for their important files."

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    SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive
    The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive allows users to transfer, store and share large files up to 4 times faster than USB 2.0 drives, with speeds of up to 80 MB/sec. The drive's fast performance speeds allow for handling documents, hi-res photos, HD videos and other large files with ease. The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive is backed by a 5-year limited warranty and is shipping worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $39.99 to $139.99.

    Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive
    The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive offers an easy and convenient way to store, transfer, and share data in a 360-degree swivel design. This pocket-sized versatile flash drive features a protective cover that rotates to shield the USB connector from damage when it is not in use. With its compact form factor, the flash drive is ideal for users who need easy, portable access to their most important files. The design of the Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive is fun, practical, and built to revolve around life on-the-go.

    This high capacity drive is less than 1.5 inches long and only over a quarter-inch thick, making it an easy choice to keep in a pocket, backpack or purse. Additionally, the drive is large enough to accommodate high-volume files such as videos, photos, music, and office documents with simple drag-and-drop file transfer. The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $19.99 to $69.99.

    Cruzer Force USB Flash Drive
    Built with a durable metal casing, the Cruzer Force USB offers a sleek design and protection for files. Combining fashion and function, the ultra-thin Cruzer Force USB flash drive comes with password protection software that allows you to keep files private while leaving the rest of the drive available for sharing.

    With its elegantly compact design and generous capacity, the Cruzer Force USB flash drive makes it easy to back up, transfer, and share files with ease. The Cruzer Force USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $29.99 to $79.99.

    Available Software
    All flash drives come with SanDisk SecureAccess Software that provides secure file encryption and password protection. SanDisk SecureAccess software offers 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing.
     
  2. Jorge

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    My gosh we all need a "sleek" USB flash drive... :laugh:
     
  3. Hood

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    I don't know why they keep releasing USB3 flash drives that are slower than previous generations (such as the Extreme). I guess most people buy a flash drive for the way it looks, not the way it performs. I'm waiting for a drive that can saturate the USB 3.0 interface (essentially a miniature external SSD) and is generally available for a reasonable price. Sandisk has the facilities, knowledge and worldwide distribution model to accomplish that, but I suppose the demand is still limited for such drives, and it wouldn't be profitable yet to do so.
     
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    Yeah ive been looking around and ended up buying this one(Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive...) as it was decent price vs performance it offered. Really interested to see if Sandisk can try to max out the USB3.0 interface.
     
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    Extreme is actually their first series of miniature external SSDs. Its core is a Sandisk U100 SSD, so 4k read/write is pretty low, but fits the price tag well.

    I'm expecting a new mini SSD series from Sandisk that use their Ultra Plus SSD line as the core, since Ultra Plus SSD models already have a tiny board.
     
  6. Hood

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    I got my 32 GB Extreme for $29 at CompUSA, which is about the same price as the 16 GB (I think they screwed up, next week it was back up to $59). I almost bought the 64 GB Extreme when it was on sale for $69, but I read their website user reviews in the store, and too many people were having problems with the 64 GB model, so I changed my mind (now they're $92).
     

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