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  June 10, 2015

128GB Squeezed in a USB 3.0 Drive the Size of a Coin


The switch to solid-state storage in laptops comes with many advantages: thinner devices, lower power draw, less noise, and a much quicker access to data. But, as with everything else, there are also disadvantages. And the most noticeable one is the significantly diminished amount of available storage space you have left. With most devices, you get 128GB or 256GB; however, in most cases, you will have to pay a premium for it. There is no doubt that a high-capacity external storage device can prove to be very handy, especially if we are talking about a plug-in-and-forget one.

With the size of a coin, the new 128GB USB memory drive designed by SanDisk is small enough to feature a plug-and-stay design, allowing you to keep it always attached to your computer or other types of devices.

The new device allows you to add up to 128 gigabytes of storage to your computer or other devices by means of a memory drive that you will never need to remove.

According to its storage vendor, SanDisk, the Ultra Fit USB 3.0 drive has a 128GB storage capacity and it is the world’s tiniest USB 3.0 flash drive. Without the cap, this incredible drive measures 0.35 inch in height, 0.63 inch in width, and 3/4 of an inch in length. SanDisk boasts that these features make it smaller than a dime. And the best part is that it can be easily plugged into any USB port, without having to worry about unplugging it.

The 128GB drive developed by SanDisk solves one of the problems that affect those notebook users who require a superior storage space. It is true that any flash drive can be connected to a PC if one needs more capacity. However, most memory drives are too long and big to be kept connected to notebooks, especially if you wish to put it in a case or travel with it. SanDisk’s new flash drive is sufficiently compact to be kept plugged in permanently. This way, you will be able to carry around your videos, photos, music, or any other type of content that you wish to keep at hand all the time. And you won’t even have to connect and disconnect the flash drive.

According to SanDisk, the drive was specifically designed for all those media enthusiasts who need and wish to increase the storage space of their tablets, notebooks, in-car audio systems, TVs, gaming consoles, or other types of similar devices. The drive can be also plugged into hard-to-reach devices, such as gaming consoles. Those who need smaller capacities can opt for the 16GB, 32GB, or the 64GB versions. When plugged into a USB 3.0 port, the drive provides an up to 130 MB/s transfer speed.

SanDisk has also revealed the 256GB edition of the amazing Ultra USB 3.0 memory drive. Though it is longer and larger than the Ultra Fit counterpart, this new flash drive provides a double storage capacity, which is a first for this model. The model is also available in a 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB capacity, and it is able to provide transfer speeds that can reach 100MB/s when connected to USB 3.0 ports.

The two drives are endowed with SanDisk’s SecureAccess, a feature that allows you to create secure folders for all you private files using encrypted password protection. By buying the drive, you will also be gifted a free subscription to the RescuePro back up software (for one year), a software designed to restore those files that have been accidentally deleted or lost. In addition, just as with all its Ultra Fit drives, the producer offers a 5-year warranty.

According to SanDisk, the two new drives are available worldwide, both at stores and online retailers.

However, if small is not your cup of tea, SanDisk is also introducing the Extreme 900, which is introduced as the highest-performing portable SSD in the world. Considered to be the fastest USB Type-C SSD currently available on the market, the device delivers 9 times faster transfer speeds than other portable hard drives. According to SanDisk, the Extreme 500 is up to 4 times faster.