SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive Hits 240MB/s Write Speeds

SANDISK ANNOUNCES PREMIUM, HIGH-PERFORMANCE USB 3.0 FLASH DRIVE

SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive Provides Write Speeds Up to 240MB/sec1

Sandisk Extreme PRO USB

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation , a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive, featuring professional-grade performance with some of the fastest speeds in the industry at up to 60 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives1, and providing a generous 128GB* of storage.

“The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 drive offers world-class performance for technology aficionados who demand high-speed, durability and peace of mind that their files will be safe,” said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. “We are excited to be expanding our USB 3.0 solutions, and this is another example of our efforts to enable consumers with fast access to content and data.”

The high-performance SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive takes advantage of the next-generation specification by providing write speeds up to 240MB/s1 and read speeds up to 260MB/s1. These speeds allow users to transfer a full-length movie in seconds, or 1,000 hi-res photos in less than 35 seconds2, making the drive ideal for carrying video and photo collections. These are some of the reasons why USB 3.0-enabled device shipments will surpass two billion in 2016, up from approximately 600 million in 2013, according to Multimedia Research Group, Inc3.

SanDisk’s Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive offers a sophisticated and durable aluminum metal casing, which protects against everyday wear and tear. Also included is SanDisk SecureAccess™ software that provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection4 to secure private files while leaving the rest of the drive visible for sharing.

Pricing and Availability

The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive is available worldwide now and on www.sandisk.com in a 128GB capacity carrying an MSRP of $199.99. Additionally, the drive is backed with a lifetime limited warranty5 and world-class customer support.

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 smart phones, 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.
1 Up to 240MB/s write speed to drive, up to 60 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (4MB/s); up to 260MB/s read speed. USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes.
2 Based on 1.2GB video transfer (MP4) or 3.6GB transfer of photos (avg. file 3.8MB) with USB 3.0 host device. Results may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors.
3 Multi Research Group Inc. host device forecasts October 2012
4 Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X v10.5+ (Software download required for Mac, see www.sandisk.com/secureaccess)
5 30 years in Germany, Canada and regions not recognizing lifetime warranty, see www.sandisk.com/wug.

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  • Al S.

    I just received the Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB and found that it read 242mb/sec and wrote 224mb/sec on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro’s USB 3.0 port! Note: No USAP on this Yoga.

  • Matt Dawson

    I take it they have not seen the MyDigitalSSD OTG SSD Flash Drive that pretty much pegs USB 3.0 performance at around 400MB/sec;’)

    • Nathan Kirsch

      True but that is on a UASP Compliant USB 3.0 Port
      right? I think the MyDigitalSSD OTG SSD Flash Drive gets down in the 160-170MB/s range on a normal USB 3.0 port. Not really fair to compare a USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) testing to what looks like a normal USB 3.0 port testing by Sandisk right? 240MB/s would be over 40% faster than that.

      • Matt Dawson

        Nathan, If you don’t have UASP enables and the correct hardware that (most new laptops and desktops have) then you cannot get over 180MB/sec r/w period.

        • Matt Dawson

          Wow let me say that again: Nathan, If you don’t have UASP enabled and the correct hardware (that most new laptops and desktops have) then you cannot get over 180MB/sec
          r/w period.

        • Nathan Kirsch

          yeah and you also need the right OS and a USB 3.0 host controller that conforms to xHCI 1.0 specification. I’d love to see some test results of both on the same system.

        • Matt Dawson

          I would gladly ship out an OTG to you to do a full review on. I’ll email you. Should have it somewhere.

        • Nathan Kirsch

          sounds good I have the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 coming.

        • Matt Dawson

          Ping me back to let me know that you got my email.