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Storage and Backup : SanDisk Unveils Fastest, High-Capacity and Stylish USB Flash Drives

USB 3.0 drive transfers 10x faster at 190MB/sec; and stylish, ultra-thin drives geared for fashion fans and youths.

June 20, 2012
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Milpitas, CA—SanDisk released a suite of USB flash drives that includes its fastest, thinnest and highest capacity USB products ever, to allow consumers to carry libraries of digital content with them wherever they go and transfer files quickly.

The drives include SanDisk SecureAccess software, which provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing. For added protection and convenience, two gigabytes of secure online storage are offered for 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 social media and online sites on a SanDisk USB drive.

“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.”

SanDisk Extreme USB Drive. The USB 3.0 Extreme drive is engineered to transfer, store and share large files 10 times faster, with speeds of 190MB/sec to reduce wait times for consumers. It’s said to transfer small files almost instantaneously, a 3GB file in 20 seconds and a 40GB file in four minutes. Backed by a lifetime limited warranty, it’s available in 16GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs ranging from $64.99 to $159.99.

Cruzer Glide USB Drive. This 128GB drive is SanDisk’s highest capacity USB drive ever, for secure, portable storage of photos, videos, music and other files. With a two-year limited warranty, the Cruzer Glide comes in 4GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $19.99. The 128GB version will ship Q3 2012 and carry an MSRP of $249.99.

Cruzer Facet USB Drive. For the fashion conscious, this flash drive features a stainless-steel casing designed with a variety of vibrant colors and a faceted texture. It is available now in 8GB to 32GB capacities with MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.

Cruzer Pop USB Drive.
For young urban users looking for unique designs that complement their personality, this custom USB flash drive sports colors and patterns plus a unique design that opens with a “pop” and conceals and protects the connector when not in use. SanDisk’s thinnest drive, it comes in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.

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