SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drives and Solid-State Drives

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While cloud storage is becoming more and more popular, it still relies heavily on your Internet connection, in terms of speed and access. There might be times when you don’t have access to the Internet, but require a file stored to the cloud, or if you need to restore your computer to a previous backup. That’s where SanDisk Extreme UBS flash drives come in handy.

SanDisk Extreme USB flash drives can connect to a USB 3.0 port for read speeds of up to 190MB/s, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. SanDisk Extreme USB flash drives are also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, but obviously you won’t get the same speeds as with a USB 3.0 port, because the data-transfer rates would be bottlenecked by the USB 2.0 standard. SanDisk Extreme flash drives come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.

In addition to fast data-transfer speeds, the SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive also promotes portability and convenience. Featuring a sleek black finish, the USB flash drive has a compact, slim design that you can easily slip into your pocket. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive completes its driver installation automatically so you don’t have to worry about downloading additional drivers from SanDisk’s website. You’ll be able to start transferring and backing up files as soon as you plug in the USB flash drive. To transfer data, you can simply drag and drop files into the flash drive’s folder in Windows or Mac OS X.

The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive even backs up your backups. Utilizing the free 2GB of online backup from the YuuWaa cloud storage service, you’ll be able to store and back up your SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive easily onto a secure online server available for access anytime, anywhere, and from any web browser.

Of course, like any portable device, data security is an important feature. In case your SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive gets stolen or lost, it’s recommended that you utilize the SanDisk SecureAccess software included with the SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive. SanDisk SecureAccess software lets you configure a password-protected private folder on your SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive with 128-bit AES encryption to ensure the data is secure from unauthorized users. If your SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive experiences any problems, SanDisk has you covered with a limited lifetime warranty.

SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive
Capacity 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Read Speed Up to 190 MB/s
Interface USB 3.0
Temperature Ranges Operating: 32 to 113° F (0 to 45° C)
Storage: 14 to 158° F (-10 to 70° C)
Dimensions 2.79 x 0.84 x 0.45" (7.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm)

SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives

While having a portable storage device like the SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive is great for when you’re on the go, sometimes your work or home computer needs a storage upgrade as well. The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives provide you with high-speed, energy-efficient data storage solutions. Unlike traditional hard-disk drives that are prone to mechanical failure, the SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives contain no moving parts. The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives are available in 120GB and 480GB storage capacities.

The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive utilizes a SATA 6Gb/s interface, which provides high speed data-transfer rates. The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives also use a 2.5” (or 9.5mm to the rest of the world) form factor so they’ll fit in both a notebook computer and a desktop computer (a hard-drive carrier with additional screws may be required). The 120GB version, can read data up to 550MB/s while writing data at 510 MB/s. The 240GB version has a read speed of 550MB/s and a write speed of 520MB/s. The 480GB version is slightly slower, with a read speed of 540MB/s and a write speed of 460MB/s, mainly due to its larger capacity. The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives also provide faster boot times for your operating system as well as applications and programs. The high speed data-transfer rates of the SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives allow for smoother gaming, quicker multimedia playback, and overall performance.

If you’re trying to conserve power, which is especially important for notebook computers, and keep the temperature in your computer down, the SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive provides lower power consumption to fulfill both those needs. The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive uses less power than a traditional hard-disk drive, which is less taxing on your computer’s power supply and cooling system. Also, the SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive runs more quietly than a traditional hard disk drive, reducing the total noise output of your computer.

As mentioned before, the SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives differ from traditional hard-disk drives because they do not have moving parts. This minimizes physical wear and tear. The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives are rated at 1.4 to 2.5 million hours mean time before failure (MTBF). The SanDisk Extreme solid-state drives are also designed to withstand shock and vibration, giving them another layer of protection. In the rare instance that your SanDisk Extreme solid-state drive suffers a manufacturing problem, SanDisk provides you with a three-year limited warranty. B&H also provides the 960 GB (2x480 GB) SanDisk Extreme SSD kit. This kit allows you to set up RAID configurations to further improve performance as well as secure your data.

SanDisk Extreme SSD
Capacity 120GB 240GB 480GB
Interface SATA SATA SATA
Sustained Transfer Rate SATA 6Gb/s (backward compatible to SATA 3Gb/s & SATA 1.5Gb/s)  SATA 6Gb/s (backward compatible to SATA 3Gb/s & SATA 1.5Gb/s) SATA 6Gb/s (backward compatible to SATA 3Gb/s & SATA 1.5Gb/s)
Sequential Read 550 MB/s 550 MB/s 540 MB/s
Sequential Write 510 MB/s 520 MB/s 460 MB/s
Random Read Seek Time 23K IOPS 39K IOPS 44K IOPS
Random Write Seek Time 83K IOPS 83K IOPS 46K IOPS
MTBF 2.5M hours 2M hours 1.4M hours
Environmental Requirements Operating: 32-158˚F (0-70˚C)
Non-operating temperature: -67-203˚F (-55-95˚C)
Operating: 32-158˚F (0-70˚C)
Non-operating temperature: -67-203˚F (-55-95˚C)
Operating: 32-158˚F (0-70˚C)
Non-operating temperature: -67-203˚F (-55-95˚C)
Power Active: 0.6W Active: 0.6W Active: 0.6W
Size 2.5" / 9.5mm Form Factor 2.5" / 9.5mm Form Factor 2.5" / 9.5mm Form Factor
Shock Resistance 1500G @ 0.5 mSec 1500G @ 0.5 mSec 1500G @ 0.5 mSec
Vibration Operating: 2.17gRMS, 5-700Hz
Non-operating: 3.13gRMS, 5-800Hz
Operating: 2.17gRMS, 5-700Hz
Non-operating: 3.13gRMS, 5-800Hz
Operating: 2.17gRMS, 5-700Hz
Non-operating: 3.13gRMS, 5-800Hz
Dimensions 2.8 x 4 x 0.4" / 7.1 x 10.2 x 1 cm 2.8 x 4 x 0.4" / 7.1 x 10.2 x 1 cm 2.8 x 4 x 0.4" / 7.1 x 10.2 x 1 cm

For more information on these SanDisk solid-state drives, stop by the B&H SuperStore in New York, speak with a sales professional on the telephone at 1-800-606-6969 or contact us online via Live Chat.