Milpitas, CA—SanDisk Corporation introduced its Ultra USB Type-C flash drive. It is designed for next-generation smart devices. It also launched its fastest microSD card—the Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-II card. The card was developed to enable action camera, drone and smartphone users to offload huge video files at superfast speeds.
SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive
The sleek drive features a USB Type-C connector for quick file transfer between USB Type-C mobile devices, laptops and also tablets.
“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 company’s first dedicated USB for Type-C ready devices, the drive is available in up to 128-gigabyte capacities. Additionally, it delivers USB 3.1 performance of 150MB/s. This makes it SanDisk’s fastest and highest capacity USB Type-C offering. It has a slim, retractable design to protect the reversible connector and is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android. The app auto-launches upon insertion of the drive into a compatible device, allowing immediate access to the user’s content and easier file management.
The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C flash drive comes with a five-year warranty. It’s offered in the following capacities and SRPS: 16GB, $19.99; 32GB, $29.99; 64GB, $49.99; and 128GB, $79.99.
SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-II Card
This microSD card is engineered to enable action camera, drone and smartphone users to offload huge video files faster.
“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 high-capacity, high-quality 4K Ultra HD content,” added Bahal. “We designed this card specifically to address consumers’ needs for a faster solution when transferring massive files. With nearly 3x the speed of our fastest microSD UHS-I card, this new offering dramatically reduces time spent transferring content.”
The card, available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s. Featuring Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3, it’s geared for capturing Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video on the latest action cams, drones and smartphones. It also includes a USB 3.0 card reader to conveniently offload files to a PC.
The microSDXC UHS-II cards are backward compatible with UHS-I host devices. They will perform 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. The cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof and X-ray-proof.
The 64GB and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards come with a lifetime limited warranty. They will be available in Q2 2016 at SRPs of $179.99 (64GB) and $299.99 (128GB). sandisk.com