SanDisk launches 256GB USB flash drive to manage large files

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SanDisk, a brand under Western Digital Corporation, launched 256GB Extreme PRO USB 3.1 solid state flash drive.

The global storage technology and solutions provider said the new drive is ideal for massive file sharing. The company claims that the drive delivers the speed, capacity, and reliability of an SSD in the convenient form factor of a small USB flash drive.

The drive is capable of read speeds up to 420MB/s and write speeds up to 380MB/s. SanDisk promises that a user can transfer full-length 4K movie to the drive in less than 15 seconds.

“The combination of SSD performance and a compact USB form factor offers the ultimate performance and convenience for moving files easily and quickly,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital.

“With its increased capacity and blazing speeds, the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is our sleekest, most powerful SanDisk USB device yet.”

The SanDisk Extreme PRO Solid State Flash Drive is available up to 256GB, giving consumers plenty of room to manage large files. For added file protection, it includes the SanDisk SecureAccess software, which offers 128-bit file encryption and password protection3. The drive also comes with a limited lifetime warranty4.

This offering will be available in late January 2017 at Amazon.com and Best Buy at an MSRP of $179.99.