The New Drive Offers Low-profile Design Ideal for Media Enthusiasts
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug 11, 2014–SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the release of the high-speed SanDisk Ultra Fit™ USB 3.0 Flash Drive that delivers exceptional performance in a tiny form factor, while providing expanded storage for PCs and other devices. Media enthusiasts can now transfer a full-length movie in 40 seconds1, enjoy transfer speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives2 and be confident the streamlined USB will offer reliable storage in minimal space.
SanDisk Ultra Fit™ USB 3.0 Flash Drive
"As a leader in the flash storage space, our goal has always been to deliver the best, most reliable products," said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. "While there are other USB 3.0 products on the market, SanDisk's Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive offers consumers superior performance and impressive capacity in an extremely compact design."
The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive builds upon the success of the extremely popular Cruzer Fit™ USB flash drive, a strong player in the "plug and stay" category - using a low-profile, compact 2.0 USB solution to expand a device's storage capacity. The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 will offer an updated, modern design, as well as impressive increased performance to move media quickly between devices. It’s an ideal companion for notebooks, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, car audio systems, and more. The 64GB and 32GB3 versions offer write speeds up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, while the 16GB version offers up to 5 times faster write speeds than standard USB 2.0 drives2. All capacities provide up to 130MB/s read2 speeds, feature SanDisk SecureAccess™ software to keep private files safe with password protection and 128-bit encryption, and include a year’s subscription to RescuePRO® software4 to recover lost or corrupted files.
Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is now available worldwide and on www.sandisk.com in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities at an MSRP of $39.99, $69.99 and $109.99 respectively.
164GB & 32GB only: Based on 1.2GB MPEG-4 video transfer with USB 3.0 host device. Results may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors. 2 Up to 130MB/s read speed. 64GB & 32GB: Write to drive up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (4MB/s); 16GB: Write up to 5 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (4MB/s); USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. 3 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less. 4 Registration required; terms and conditions apply.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is powered by AirStash® technology used by SanDisk under license from Wearable Inc. AirStash® is a trademark owned by Wearable Inc.
1 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less. 2 Based on streaming 720p content at 2mbps to one device; actual life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable. 3 Card sold separately. 4 Mobile devices: iOS version 5.0 or higher, Android version 2.3 or higher; PC or Mac computer: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 or higher; Wi-Fi enabled devices: web browser. Some DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Check with the content provider for playback restrictions.
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