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At Computex 2016, Western Digital, Sandisk’s new parent company, has announced a new high capacity, ultra-fast dual-USB flash drive. The Sandisk Ultra Dual-Drive USB Type-C flash drive comes in capacities up to 128 GB with retractable dual-USB connectors and USB 3.1 data transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbps.See also: 10 best Android file explorer apps, file browser apps, and file manager apps
While it’s arguably cooler to share everything wirelessly between devices, sometimes you just need the tried and true method of plugging something in and dumping stuff on it. For those of us that are transferring things between devices a million times a day – whether it’s music, APKs, screenshots, PDFs or screen recordings – a dual-USB flash drive with both a Type-C and Type-A plug is essential.
With an impressive upper-limit capacity of 128 GB, the new Sandisk drive is likely to be the only thumb drive you’ll need for rapidly transferring data between your USB Type-C equipped smartphone and your laptop (or microUSB-equipped phone via a USB OTG cable). If you don’t have a USB Type-C device yet, chances are you soon will, with analysts predicting 800% growth in the next four years.
The Sandisk Ultra Dual-Drive USB Type-C flash drive is available now from Amazon via the button below at the following capacities and price points: 16 GB ($14.99), 32 GB ($19.99), 64 GB ($32.99) and 128 GB ($55.99). The RRP for each capacity is $19.99, $29.99, $39.99 and $69.99 so, as usual, Amazon is your best bet for picking one up.
COMPUTEX 2016 — Western Digital® Corporation (WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today expanded its line of SanDisk-branded mobile storage solutions with the new SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive. The newest generation drive features a new retractable design, faster speeds and higher capacity, giving consumers the ability to quickly and easily free up space and transfer content between their smartphones and today’s USB-C devices1.
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“With its reversible connector, impressive speeds, and multi-purpose potential, USB Type-C is a game-changer,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president of SanDisk product marketing, Western Digital. “More Type-C devices are entering the market and through our Type-C mobile drives, we can offer consumers a complete line of mobile storage solutions. The new SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive now provides more than twice the capacity and offers the flexibility to quickly and conveniently move photos, videos and files between devices, as well as the freedom to expand device capacity.”
Now available in up to 128GB*, the sleek, new SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C includes one reversible USB Type-C connector and one standard USB (Type-A) connector, enabling users to easily free up space on a smartphone or tablet, or transfer files between smartphones, tablets and computers and next-generation devices. The drive also now delivers high-speed USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s2 – offering users phenomenal speeds when moving their photos, videos and files to a computer.
“By 2020 we expect that 44 percent of all mobile phones sold worldwide will include a USB-C connector, that’s about 800% growth over the next four years,” said Ken Hyers, director, Wireless Device Strategies, Strategy Analytics. “At this rate of anticipated growth, we expect to see more and more solutions like the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive that offer consumers a way to move and access their content between devices with varying connectors.”
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive also works with the SanDisk® Memory Zone app for Android™, giving users an easy way to manage and back up content on their device. The app, which is available for free through the Google Play™ Store3, auto-launches upon insertion of the drive into a compatible device, allowing immediate access to the user’s content.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive complements the company’s suite of SanDisk brand USB Type-C flash memory solutions which range from USB drives to portable SSDs.
Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Ultra Dual 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, $39.99 and $69.99, respectively.