SanDisk Adds Type-C Mobile Flash Drive & Fast microSDXC Card

SanDisk Adds Type-C Mobile Flash Drive & Fast microSDXC Card

SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-II card delivers nearly 3x the speed of current cards for action cams, drones and smartphones.

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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.

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SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive

“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.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-II Card

“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

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