By 2 June 2015 | Categories: news


In the world of tech, smaller and sleeker are often synonymous with being better. As such, it should surprise noone that data storage solution specialists, SanDisk unveiled two new USB 3.0 flash drives to its product lineup. The American company debuted the new products on foreign soil, using Computex 2015 as its showcasing platform. The four day long exhibition, currently underway in Taipei, is the largest ICT trade show in the world, and brings together some of Asia's top computer and peripheral manufacturers.

Of the two devices which debuted earlier today, it's SanDisk's 128 GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive which has stolen much of the limelight, as it is said to be the smallest device of its classification ever, according to its manufacturer. Smaller than an American dime, the new Ultra Fit Flash Drive measures less than 17.91 mm.

It's dimensions are not the only thing getting attention, as SanDisk says it can deliver transfer speeds of up to 130 MB/s. As such, it is 10 times faster than the equivalent USB 2.0 Flash Drive, with a feature-length film only taking 40 seconds to transfer, according to SanDisk. If storing movies is your thing, then you'll be happy to know that the Ultra Fit 128 GB Flash Drive can store up to 16 hours worth of full HD video content.

Although not a Guinness world record breaker like its brethren, SanDisk also unveiled its first ever 256 GB Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, which is also the highest capacity flash drive they've made to date. As far as other specs go, SanDisk lists its transfer speeds in excess of 100 MB/s, with the same 10 times faster capacity than a 2.0 USB rival that the Ultra Fit has.

SanDisk has not detailed both devices' worldwide availability just yet, but has slapped a $120 and $200 RRP price tag on the 128 GB and 256 GB offerings respectively. Furthermore, both flash drives will come with a 5-year warranty from SanDisk, and tout the company's SecureAccess technology.


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