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SanDisk Launches New Mobile Flash Drive For USB Type-C Devices
Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 04:22:17 PM


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, 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 theyve 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 SanDisks 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 users 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. "Weve 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 companys first dedicated USB for Type-C ready devices. The new drive complements the companys suite of USB Type-C flash memory solutions which range from dual USB drives to portable SSDs.

*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.

1 Mobile device requires USB Type-C port and On-The-Go (OTG) support. See for list of compatible devices.

2 32-128GB: Read speeds up to 150MB/s. 16GB: Read speeds up to 130MB/s. Write speeds lower and vary by capacity. USB Type-C port with USB 3.1, Gen. 1/USB 3.0 support required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

3 Download and installation required

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