I went out to SanDisk earlier today and thought it would be a good plan to check out thread latest wares. Unlike last year where they announced the 200GB memory card -the largest on the market – they did not have such a huge amount to shout about this year.
First up they showed me the new USB Type C flash drive they had just released at the show.
This new drive has been designed specifically in response to both laptops and phones starting to make the move over to USB Type C. It is going to come in at varying sizes. They start at 16GB and go up to 128GB. They’re a very fast performing drive and will let you transfer files at speeds of up to 150mbps. The drive itself is very compact and will fit perfectly onto a keyring.
However at the moment I for one would like to have the flexibility that is afforded by having both USB Type C connection and a standard USB port on the one device. It is for that reason that, if I was to be spending my own hard earned cash, it would be on the Combination Flash drive below.
These are currently available and come in with microUSB and Type C style. If you move files around between mobile devices to computers they are well worth picking one up.
The next new announcment was the release of a new form of high speed microSD card. It is called the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II … a bit of a mouthful. These are the fastest microSD cards that you can buy. They have been designed exclusively for action cameras such as the Go Pro range.
What makes this card faster than the predeseccor is the second row of contacts. This allows for a much faster throughput of data. This will become even more important when you are tying to work with high quality video and lossless music. From what we understand there should be no reason for these not to work in phones that support the micro SDXC format. The card is available as either a 64GB or 128GB and will be ready to buy very soon. It will also come bundled with a USB 3 reader for fast transfer speeds to an appropriate computer.
Just don’t expect these to be cheap, especially if the American pricing is anything to go by. They will cost $179.99 and $299.99.
That is all they had to show off with regard to brand new products. but I spotted something that really caught my eye…
What the hell is it? What you are looking at is a portable and ruggidised SSD that is both waterproof and dust proof. It is designed to be connected up to your computer via a USB 3 cable and has 480GB of storage. These things are pretty bloody impressive as this video below shows…
You can find out more about this drive here on the SanDisk site.
SanDisk Launches New Mobile Flash Drive for USB Type-C Devices With up to 128GB, SanDisk Ultra® USB Type-C™ Flash Drive gives consumers greater flexibility to free up space on USB Type-C enabled smartphones, tablets and computers
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA,
Feb. 22, 2016 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the SanDisk Ultra® USB Type-C™ Flash Drive designed specifically for next-generation devices. The sleek, new drive features a versatile and powerful USB Type-C connector for quick file transfer between USB Type-C enabled mobile devices, laptops, tablets and future devices1 .
“We expect to see many new USB Type-C supported devices released in 2016,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “As more consumers purchase ultra-mobile PCs, smartphones and tablets that feature this new, more advanced USB standard, it is critical to offer a complete ecosystem of compatible products. New offerings, like our SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive, will give consumers the capabilities they’ve come to expect from traditional Type A ports, but with the added benefit of better performance.” The new SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is available in up to 128GB* and delivers USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s2 , making it SanDisk’s fastest and highest capacity USB Type-C offering. The USB drive features a slim, retractable design to protect the reversible connector and is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android™.
The app, which is available for free through the Google Play™ Store, auto-launches upon insertion of the drive into a compatible device, allowing immediate access to the user’s content and easy file management3 . “USB Type-C connectors could be a game-changer, as they offer significant benefits to consumers, such as a slim design and reversible plug orientation,” said IDC research VP Shane Rau. “We’ve already seen a considerable increase over the past year when the connector began showing up on new products from major devices manufacturers. As demand increases, we expect more and more solutions to hit the market, such as the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive.”
The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is the company’s first dedicated USB for Type-C ready devices. The new drive complements the company’s suite of USB Type-C flash memory solutions which range from dual USB drives to portable SSDs.
Pricing and Availability The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive features a five-year warranty4 , and is now available worldwide at Amazon, and other leading retailers. The new offering comes in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with U.S. MSRPs of $19.99, $29.99, $49.99 and $79.99, respectively.
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Feb. 22, 2016 – SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the world’s fastest microSD card. The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card enables action camera, drone and smartphone users to offload huge video files at unprecedented speeds. “Action cameras are now the fastest-growing segment in digital imaging and drones are becoming increasingly popular, creating an opportunity for people to capture more highcapacity, high-quality 4K Ultra HD content,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “We designed this card specifically to address consumers’ needs for a faster solution when transferring massive files – and now, with nearly 3x the speed of our fastest microSD UHS-I card, this new offering dramatically reduces time spent transferring content.” The new card, available in 64GB* and 128GB capacities, delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s2 to offload high-quality content at record speeds.
Featuring Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is perfect for capturing Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video3 on the latest action cams, drones and smartphones. It also includes a USB 3.0 card reader to conveniently offload files to a PC. “Today’s mobile devices are more sophisticated than ever, and require more advanced technology to deliver the best possible user experience,” said IDC Research Director for mobile and tablets Les Santiago. “As the demand for higher quality content such as Full HD and 4K video increases, the need for higher capacity, faster storage solutions grows exponentially. The Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is at the forefront of delivering solutions that meet these evolving needs.”
Built for a New Generation of Devices The latest action cameras, drones and smartphones are versatile, powerful devices that have expanded the possibilities for high-quality video. “We empower our creators to capture amazing images around the world, ones that were previously out of reach. High-end professional imagery is captured every day with our products, and SanDisk’s new UHS-II card is a great complement to our portfolio,” said Basile David, Senior Content Manager, DJI. “These new cards deliver remarkable speeds, giving our creators more time to spend bringing their ideas to life.”
SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards are backwards-compatible with UHS-I host devices, performing up to UHS-I speeds allowed by the host device. Also designed for today’s durable devices, the cards can keep up in extreme environments. SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II microSD cards4 are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-rayproof.
Pricing and Availability The 64GB and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards feature a lifetime limited warranty5 , and will be available worldwide in Q2 at U.S. MSRPs of $179.99 and $299.99, respectively.
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