SanDisk Introduces Breakthrough USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Delivers World’s Smallest 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive; and Its First-Ever 256GB USB Flash Drive

256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive. (Photo: Business Wire)

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COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--COMPUTEX 2015SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched two new, USB 3.0 flash drives – the 128GB* SanDisk Ultra Fit™ USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra® USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk’s highest capacity USB flash drive to-date. The new offerings enhance SanDisk’s award-winning USB line-up with impressive capacities and performance, delivering speeds up to 10 times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive1. With these higher capacities, consumers can now save more of their favorite videos, photos and music on their laptops, TVs, gaming consoles or other entertainment systems.

“The quality of content consumers create and consume continues to increase, generating higher demand for more sophisticated digital storage,” said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. “With remarkable USB 3.0 speed and compact designs, our new high-capacity USBs let users enjoy even more of their favorite content without having to even think about running out of space. SanDisk is constantly engaging in new ways to leverage our flash memory expertise and deliver innovative, reliable solutions that really make a difference in consumers’ daily lives.”

World’s Smallest 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The award-winning SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive now comes in capacities up to 128GB, capable of storing up to 16 hours of Full HD video2 in a package smaller than a dime. Featuring a low-profile, plug-and-stay design, this tiny flash drive delivers impressive capacity combined with high transfer speeds for media enthusiasts who want to expand storage of their notebook, tablet, TV, in-car audio system, gaming console and more. SanDisk doubled the capacity of the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB product within a year from its initial launch of the 64GB capacity, to meet growing consumer demand to keep more content on their systems. The new drive also delivers exceptional performance. The 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive provides blazing speeds of up to 130MB/s**. This speed allows users to move content up to 10 times faster than with standard USB 2.0 drives1, such as transferring a full-length movie in less 40 seconds3.

SanDisk’s Highest Capacity USB Flash Drive Ever

The sleek SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a popular choice for moving massive files quickly, now comes in capacities up to 256GB. SanDisk’s first-ever USB offering to achieve 256GB capacity was designed to meet consumers’ demand for more digital storage. They can now carry all of their favorite media, including high-resolution photos, MP3s, videos, presentations, and graphic files, in one small, portable device. With transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s**, the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive reduces the time spent waiting for files to move from the flash drive to the computer. Similar to the SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 Flash Drive, it can move large files up to ten times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive1.

SanDisk’s new USB 3.0 offerings feature a five-year warranty4; include SanDisk SecureAccess™ software to keep private files safe with password protection and 128-bit encryption5; and come with a year’s subscription to RescuePRO® software6 to recover lost or corrupted files.

Pricing and Availability

The 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is priced at an MSRP of $119.99, and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 is priced at an MSRP of $199.99. The new drives are available online and at retailers worldwide. For a list of online availability, visit www.sandisk.com.

About SanDisk

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 smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

*1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.

**SanDisk Ultra Fit: Read speeds from drive to computer up to 130MB/s. SanDisk Ultra: Read speeds from drive to computer up to 100MB/s. Write speed lower and vary by capacity. USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

1 Write to drive up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (4MB/s). USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

2 Full HD (1920 x 1080) support may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD.

3Based on a 1.2GB MPEG-4 video transfer with USB 3.0 host device. Results may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors.

4 See www.sandisk.com/wug

5 Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X v10.6+ (Software download required for Mac, see www.sandisk.com/secureaccess)

6Registration required; terms and conditions apply.

© 2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, SanDisk Ultra and RescuePRO are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SanDisk Ultra Fit and SanDisk SecureAccess are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for technology and product capacities, availability, costs and performance that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our products may not be available in the capacities or costs that we expect or perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this news release.

Contacts

SanDisk Corporation
Joanna Andrade, 408-801-1792
joanna.andrade@sandisk.com

Release Summary

SanDisk launches the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit™ USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra® USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk’s highest capacity USB ever.

Contacts

SanDisk Corporation
Joanna Andrade, 408-801-1792
joanna.andrade@sandisk.com