SanDisk announces high-speed dual flash drive for smartphones with USB Type-C port

Earlier today, at Computex 2016, a new SanDisk dual-sided USB flash drive with read speeds of up to 150MB/s was unveiled. The thumb drive features a reversible USB Type-C connector and a traditional USB Type-A connector for easy file transfers between smartphones, tablets and computers.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Type-C Flash Drive is available in 4 capacities – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The variety of storage options, combined with the USB 3.1 read and write speeds, should make the thumb drive a perfect choice for people looking for a quick way to transfer files from their PCs to their mobile Type-C devices and vice versa, when there situation doesn't allow for direct connectivity between devices.

Here's what's on offer for the different options and for how much:

  • 16GB: read speeds of up to 130 MB/s ($19.99)
  • 32GB: read speeds of up to 150 MB/s ($29.99)
  • 64GB: read speeds of up to 150 MB/s ($39.99)
  • 128GB: read speeds of up to 150 MB/s ($69.99)

The biggest capacity obviously offers the best value for your money but the other options are also well priced. The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive has already been listed on Amazon and will be available for purchase soon.

source: SanDisk via WindowsCentral



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I was thinking about something similar the other day; how about multiple (internal) SD card slots in higher-end smartphones?

5. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Me too. I post it here many times, but I always labeled craxy. I think android phone needs multiple (2 or more) micro sd-slot. So, I could use one as ADOPTED STORAGE, and use the other one as the removable drive.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its possible.. but who ever need 2x256GB external storage for their smartphone? 2x64GB is more expensive than 128GB microSD (and so is 2x32GB compared to 64GB)

2. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And their 16Gb iphone to mac version will cost $35. Ultra profit for apple and their third party accessories.

4. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

NO, DON'T blame sandisk... BLAME APPLE FOR HIGH TAX That's APPLE TAX!!! All product that want to need to be certified with Apple need to pay high fee (TAX) to apple.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Now the mobile phones have to catch up. Your move Samsung.

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