SanDisk takes the flash drive to the next level

By Rizal Raoul Reyes

Posted at Aug 31 2014 08:00 PM | Updated as of Sep 01 2014 04:00 AM

MANILA -- SanDisk Corporation recently launched the high-speed SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive, which the company claimed can deliver “exceptional performance in a tiny form factor,” while providing expanded storage for PCs and other devices.

With the Ultra Fit, the company said users can now transfer a full-length movie in 40 seconds, enjoy transfer speeds up to ten times faster than the standard USB 2.0 drives and enable the streamlined universal series bus (USB) to offer reliable storage in minimal space.

“As a leader in the flash storage space, our goal has always been to deliver the best, most reliable products,” Candy Gao, country manager for Hong Kong and Philippines for SanDisk, said in a press statement.

“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,” added Gao.

Gao said the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is an offshoot of the success of the extremely popular Cruzer Fit USB flash drive, a strong player in the “plug and stay” category that uses a low-profile, compact 2.0 USB solution to expand a device’s storage capacity.

She said 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. She added the powerful flash drive is an ideal companion for notebooks, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, car audio systems, and more.

The 64GB and 32GB 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 drives. It also features SanDisk SecureAccess software to keep private files safe with password protection and 128-bit encryption, and include a year’s subscription to RescuePRO software to recover lost or corrupted files.

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is now available in SanDisk’s network of authorized distributors and resellers in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities at a standard retail price of P699, P1,299 and P 2,639 respectively.