SanDisk Launches New USB 3.1 Flash Drives

Boyd Chan, wrote an article June 3rd 2016 that was published on Neowin the talks about how SanDisk released a new USB 3.1 flash drive with both Type-A and Type-C connectors. This can be seen in the HP Spectre laptop crams three ports used to power and recharge the devices.

Even though this is very new to the industry, the non-reversible USB Type-A port is still being widely used throughout the industry. However, this leads to a problem. Here’s what Chan says.

“This has led to situations where devices end up being physically incompatible with each other despite being compatible with each other at the USB protocol level."

This problem is solved with the Type-A and Type-C connector that SanDisk released. This is called the Ultra Dual Drive range. In order to use this device, one would have to pop out the desired connector and attach the corresponding side within the housing. Chan has it more descriptive way to say it.

“To pop out the desired connector, you simply have to slide the notch to the corresponding side and slide it back to the middle to retract it safely within the housing.”

These new USB’s will have a reading speed of up to 150MB/s. The lower models will still pump up to 130MB/s.

These Ultra Dual Drives will be released to the market at difference price points. These will be at $19.99 for the 16GB, $29.99 for the 32GB, $39.99 for the 64GB, $69.99 for the 128GB. These prices were provided by Western Digital, however there could possibly be cheaper pricing at Amazon.


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