SanDisk introduces three new USB flash drives, but unfortunately only one of them uses the USB 3.0 interface. The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 ships in capacities of 16GB to 64GB, but transfer speeds of maximum 80MB/s aren't too impressive for a USB 3.0 stick. The two USB 2.0 drives are the Cruzer Orbit, a model with 360-degree swivel design, and the Cruzer Force, which has a sleek metallic enclosure. The transfer speeds of the USB 2.0 drives aren't mentioned, which is typically a bad sign.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced three USB flash drives, the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0, Cruzer Orbit and Cruzer Force USB flash drives. Designed with style, speed and reliability in mind, all three drives are ideal for secure storage of documents, music, photos and video files, allowing users to safely and effortlessly carry important information with them wherever they go.
“In a data driven world, we recognize the importance of continuously expanding our portfolio of fast, reliable and stylish flash drives,” said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. “We’re excited to be offering a suite of new USBs, all of which allow users the extra storage capacity needed for their important files.”
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive
The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive allows users to transfer, store and share large files up to 4 times faster than USB 2.0 drives, with speeds of up to 80 MB/sec. The drive’s fast performance speeds allow for handling documents, hi-res photos, HD videos and other large files with ease. The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive is backed by a 5-year limited warranty and is shipping worldwide now in 16GB2 to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $39.99 to $139.99.
Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive
The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive offers an easy and convenient way to store, transfer, and share data in a 360-degree swivel design. This pocket-sized versatile flash drive features a protective cover that rotates to shield the USB connector from damage when it is not in use. With its compact form factor, the flash drive is ideal for users who need easy, portable access to their most important files. The design of the Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive is fun, practical, and built to revolve around life on-the-go.
This high capacity drive is less than 1.5 inches long and only over a quarter-inch thick, making it an easy choice to keep in a pocket, backpack or purse. Additionally, the drive is large enough to accommodate high-volume files such as videos, photos, music, and office documents with simple drag-and-drop file transfer. The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $19.99 to $69.99.
Cruzer Force USB Flash Drive
Built with a durable metal casing, the Cruzer Force USB offers a sleek design and protection for files. Combining fashion and function, the ultra-thin Cruzer Force USB flash drive comes with password protection software that allows you to keep files private while leaving the rest of the drive available for sharing.
With its elegantly compact design and generous capacity, the Cruzer Force USB flash drive makes it easy to back up, transfer, and share files with ease. The Cruzer Force USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $29.99 to $79.99.
All flash drives come with SanDisk SecureAccess Software that provides secure file encryption and password protection. SanDisk SecureAccess™ software offers 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing.