SanDisk flash drive uses your Android phone or tablet's micro-USB port to transfer files
posted by Alan F. / Jan 05, 2015, 12:20 PM
At CES on Monday, SanDisk introduced the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0. With a micro-USB and a high-speed USB 3.0 connector, the device will help you transfer files between a Mac or PC and your OTG enabled Android smartphone or tablet. Besides transferring files between devices, the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 will also help Android smartphone and tablet users free up some storage space by allowing the user to move some content to the portable drive.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 will be available from SanDisk.com with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacity. MSRP ranges from $22.99 to $64.99, and the Drive comes with a five-year warranty.
In addition to featuring a retractable design, the drive features a longer micro-USB connector which helps to accommodate device cases and port covers. File transfers from the drive to your computer take place at a speed of 130Mbps, allowing you to quickly store photos and videos that you have taken with your Android flavored phone or tablet. If you're not sure if your Android device supports OTG, SanDisk has a page which lists Android models that do. Go to kb.sandisk.com/app/detect.
source: SanDisk via AndroidCentral
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Whoa, anyone notice how the article thumbnail on the homepage looks like it is being plugged into a metal Samsung device with a new design? S6 Anyone?
posted on Jan 05, 2015, 12:46 PM 4
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posted on Jan 05, 2015, 12:50 PM 0
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kind of pointless because usb 3.0 will only work on the computer side, rather than the phone.
posted on Jan 05, 2015, 2:39 PM 0
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I thought some phones came with usb 3.0 capability. Also, this wouldn't be something you throw away should you get a new phone so it's good to future proof it a bit. My only concern is that I (along with others) ran into SanDisk USB drives failing by becoming write protected no matter what.
posted on Jan 05, 2015, 3:25 PM 0
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+1 Sandisk is not a good brand. I can remember the Galaxy S2 overheating and it fried one of my 32gb of Sandisk "premium quality" micro sd card (it was written it can support very high temperatures). They replaced it for me with no problem but I still losted all my data. My 32gb samsung never gave me problem.
posted on Jan 05, 2015, 5:46 PM 0
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Please buy microSD card from authorize dealer only. Most cheaper dealer or online sources sell fake ones. I already own a few fake micro/SD cards that spoil easily. I only realize it when I start writing my content into the card. I bring back to their repair and was informed that its fake.
posted on Jan 05, 2015, 5:56 PM 0
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I got bit by that a few years back. It said Sandisk on it, but it wasn't a Sandisk (took an hour on the phone with Sandisk to find that out). There were certain markings on it that Sandisk doesn't put on their cards, and the font for Sandisk and the storage size were wrong. I bought it on Amazon, so they took care of the issue.
posted on Jan 05, 2015, 9:37 PM 0
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