SanDisk boasts world

By Chris Chamberlin, June 18 2015

In what could be mistaken as a mere Bluetooth receiver, SanDisk’s new 128GB Ultra Fit USB flash drive offers travellers versatile portable storage and takes up less space than an Australian 5c piece or a US dime once connected to your laptop or 2-in-1.

With high-speed USB 3.0 support, you could simply leave the device permanently connected to your gadget as an easy way of boosting your storage space – a relatively inexpensive ‘fix’ for data-hungry road warriors sporting slimline laptops such as the MacBook Air and the HP EliteBook Folio:

Also new and top-of-the-line: the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive, taking the shape of a more conventional USB device that’s harder to misplace for users moving from computer to computer.

“The quality of content consumers create and consume continues to increase, generating higher demand for more sophisticated digital storage,” said SanDisk Director of Product Marketing Philippe Willams.

“Our new high-capacity USBs let users enjoy even more of their favourite content without having to even think about running out of space.”

Both devices include SanDisk SecureAccess software to password-protect and encrypt your documents, along with a one-year subscription to RescuePRO software that helps to recover lost or corrupted files.

We’re yet to see the Australian prices for SanDisk’s latest products, although the 128GB Ultra Fit USB retails for US$119.99 (A$155.13) in the United States and the 256GB Ultra USB for US$199.99 (A$258.62).

Also read: Seagate rolls out new portable and cloud-based hard drives

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

12 Jun 2013

Total posts 744

I went in to buy a flash drive the other day for the first time in a few years and was shocked by how small they've got. Not content with cramming ever-increasing amounts of space on there, they're now decreasing the form factor so it's barely bigger than the USB port it fits into.

I'm not sure of the value of this. I wound up buying an old-school full-size one because... I already lose 'em readily enough, and making it the size of a piece of pocket lint doesn't help.

Qantas

13 Jun 2015

Total posts 143

The priceof the 128GB is too high for me. I'd rather prefer USBs ranging from 512MB to 16GB. That way I don't have to carry a lot of documents.

Air China - Phoenix Miles

05 Jun 2015

Total posts 11

I bought this little thing in Jan, 64GB, during a sale for 30 dollars. It's great! It comes with a strap, so it's easier to fish it out of my bag. But i leave it in the USB port on my MBP pretty much all the time. good stuff.


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