SanDisk announces world's fastest memory card, 16GB for Rs. 4,699
| by Karan Shah |
SanDisk Corporation has announced a suite of new retail products that include four new USB flash drives and a high-performance memory card. SanDisk unveiled the new products in India to kickstart a global launch. The suite of products include SanDisk’s fastest, thinnest and highest-capacity USB flash drives, as well as the world’s fastest memory card for smartphones and tablets.
The new USB drives offer consumers the storage they need to carry libraries of digital content with them wherever they go, transfer their files quickly and do so with style. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card is the world’s fastest memory card. It is ideal for smartphone and tablet users who want to boost their device’s storage capacity, while enjoying the fastest mobile experience.
“India is an important market for SanDisk, and today serves as the global launch platform for our new USB flash drives and industry-leading memory card,” said Manisha Sood, Country Manager and Director, India and SAARC, SanDisk. “Our new products offer compelling benefits to consumers, ranging from fast file transfers and large capacities to stylish reliable storage.”
“SanDisk is the retail market leader in USB flash drives and memory cards in APAC,” said Gavin Wu, Vice President, Asia Pacific, SanDisk. “Our products help consumers enjoy a smart digital lifestyle through a wide range of form factors and the reliability needed to store important files.”
SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card
This new card allows smartphone and tablet users to fully enjoy their mobile device’s advanced applications. The UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent) allows consumers to record superior Full HD videos, even in 3D.
The card is ideal for mobile imaging applications, offering up to 90 MB/sec write speed for capturing multiple photos using burst mode with a UHS-I enabled mobile device. With up to 95 megabyte per second (MB/sec) read speed, the card moves files quickly between host devices. The card is available in 8GB and 16GB capacities at MSRPs of 2,599 - 4,699.
SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive
The USB 3.0-enabled SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive can transfer, store and share large files up to 10 times faster with speeds of up to 190 MB/s. USB 3.0-enabled device shipments will surpass one billion in 2014, up from 70 million in 2011, according to NPD In-Stat statistics. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive provides the fast performance that these next-generation computing devices demand.
The drive reduces wait times for consumers. It can transfer smaller files almost instantaneously and larger files, such as a 3GB file in 20 seconds or a 40GB file in four minutes. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive is backed by a lifetime limited warranty and is available in 16GB-64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of 1,651 - 5,189.
The products announced..
Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive
The 128GB Cruzer Glide USB flash drive is SanDisk’s highest-capacity USB drive ever, and features reliable, secure and portable storage for photos, videos, music and other files. The drive is an ideal companion for anyone using ultra-thin notebooks that are often limited to 128GB of storage. In such a configuration, the Cruzer Glide USB allows consumers to double their available storage with a convenient portable solution. The drive is backed by a five year limited warranty and is available in 4GB-128GB capacities carrying MSRPs of 301 - 6,161.
Cruzer Facet USB Flash Drive
The Cruzer Facet USB flash drive is a durable drive with stainless-steel casing designed with a variety of colours and a faceted texture. It combines function and personality, making it the perfect solution to store digital files. It is available in 4GB-32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of 283 - 1,448.
Cruzer Pop USB Flash Drive
The Cruzer Pop USB flash drive is designed for young urban users looking for unique designs that complement their personality. The custom USB flash drive features colours and patterns plus a unique design that opens with a “pop” and conceals and protects the connector when not in use. It is available in 4GB-32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of 259 - 1,406.
Virtually every SanDisk USB drive and all drives in the new suite include encryption and online backup features. SanDisk SecureAccess software provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing. For added protection and convenience, 2GB of secure online storage is offered for easy file backup and access from any web browser.
The new suite of USB flash drives and the SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card will be available in India by the third quarter of this year.
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