SanDisk introduces four new lines USB flash drives, including one USB 3.0 model and three USB 2.0 models. The SanDisk Extreme USB is the fastest of the pack, this USB 3.0 product promises transfer speeds of up to 190MB/s. Pricing is pretty high though, the MSRP ranges from $64.99 (16GB) to $159.99 (64GB).
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced a suite of USB flash drives that includes SanDisk's fastest, thinnest and highest-capacity USB products ever. The drives offer consumers the storage they need to carry libraries of digital content with them wherever they go, transfer their files quickly and do so with style.
"Whether consumers are seeking super-fast transfer speeds, maximum storage capacity or a stylish fashion statement, we offer a drive to meet their needs," said Bob O'Keefe, vice president, retail marketing, SanDisk. "SanDisk pioneered the USB drive and now offers one of the broadest lineups in the industry, with a wide range of form factors and reliability that consumers can count on to store their important files."
SanDisk Extreme® USB Flash Drive
The USB 3.0-enabled SanDisk Extreme USBflash drive can transfer, store and share large files up to 10 times faster with speeds of up to 190MB/s.USB 3.0-enabled device shipments will surpass one billion in 2014, up from 70 million in 2011, according to NPD In-Stat*. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive provides the fast performance that these next-generation computing devices demand.
The drive dramatically reduces wait times for consumers.It can transfer smaller files almost instantaneously and large files such as a 3GB file in 20 seconds or a 40GB file in four minutes3.The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive is backed by a lifetime limited warranty4 and available worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $64.99 to $159.99.
Cruzer® Glide™ USB Flash Drive
The 128GB Cruzer Glide USB flash drive is SanDisk's highest-capacity USB drive ever, and features reliable, secure and portable storage for photos, videos, music and other files.The drive is an ideal companion for anyone using ultra-thin notebooks, which are often limited to 128GB of storage. In such a configuration, the Cruzer Glide USB allows consumers to double their available storage with a convenient portable solution
Backed by a two year limited warranty5, the Cruzer Glide USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 4GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $19.99. The 128GB capacity will be available worldwide in Q3 2012 carrying an MSRP of $249.99.
Cruzer® Facet™ USB Flash Drive
For users whose style is reflected in everything they do, the Cruzer Facet USBflash drive is a durable drive with stainless-steel casing designed with a variety of rich vibrant colors and a faceted texture. The Cruzer Facet drive combines function and personality, making it a fashionable way to store digital files
It is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.
Cruzer® Pop™ USB Flash Drive
The Cruzer Pop USBflash drive is designed for young urban users looking for unique designs that complement their personality.The fun custom USB flash drive features rich colors and patterns plus a unique design that opens with a "pop" and conceals and protects the connector when not in use.
This new drive is SanDisk's thinnest Andi's available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.
Virtually every SanDisk USB drive and all drives in the new suite include secure file encryption and password protection.SanDisk SecureAccess™ software provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection6 for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing. For added protection and convenience, two GB of secure online storage7 is offered for easy file backup and access from any web browser.
SanDisk also offers downloadable Cloud Catcher™ software, which allows users to backup and organize personal data from some of their favorite social media and online sites, hassle free on a SanDisk USB drive.