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SanDisk Intros 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive ‘Smaller Than a Dime’

by Maximum PC | June 6, 2015June 6, 2015 6:00 am PDT


Company has also launched a standard-sized 256GB model

SanDisk has taken the wraps off a couple of high-capacity USB flash drives. One is the world’s smallest 128GB USB 3.0 thumb drive (pictured), and the other is the company’s highest-capacity offering yet at 256GB.

The 128GB drive is the latest addition to the company’s UltraFit range. Introduced last year, the 19.1 by 15.9 by 8.8 mm product was hitherto only available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The company says the drive is capable of read speeds of up to 130MB/s and write speeds of up to 40MB/s. Considering how problematic it can be for some people to keep track of even normal-sized memory sticks, those prone to losing things should probably steer clear of this barely-there drive.

As for the 256GB SanDisk Ultra, it is a standard-sized drive measuring 56.8 mm x 21.3 mm x 10.8 mm. And while the write speeds are again said to be up to 40MB/s like the UltraFit — or, in other words, 10 times that of a USB 2.0 stick — the reads speeds top out at only 100MB/s.

“SanDisk’s new USB 3.0 offerings feature a five-year warranty4; include SanDisk SecureAccess software to keep private files safe with password protection and 128-bit encryption; and come with a year’s subscription to RescuePRO software to recover lost or corrupted files,” the company said in a press release announcing the two products.

The two flash drives are available both online and offline. The 128GB UltraFit will set you back $119.99, whereas the 256GB Ultra will cost you $199.99.

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