SanDisk Ultra 256GB microSDXC card and world’s fastest Extreme PRO USB 3.1 256GB Flash Drive announced


Western Digital Corporation at the ongoing CES 2017 introduced 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, which is the world’s first microSD card that meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications. It also introduced 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive, which is its fastest, high-capacity USB flash drive to date.

Highlights of SanDisk Ultra 256GB  microSDXC UHS-I card

  • Read Speed: up to 95MB/s
  • A1 spec allows the new card to manage random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1,500 and write IOPS of 500
  • 256GB microSDXC card lets you store up to 24 hours of Full HD video
  • SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you view, access, and back up your phone’s files in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your memory card to free up space.
  • Waterproof, temperature-proof, shockproof, and X-ray proof


Highlights of SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

  • Capacity: 256 GB, 128GB
  • Read Speed: up to 420MB/s; Write Speed: up to 380MB/s
  • Generation: USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
  • Features an elegant yet durable aluminum metal casing to help protect the drive from everyday wear and tear.
  • Backward-compatible, so you can plug it into any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port.
  • RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software download offer. Makes it easy to recover files that have been accidentally deleted.
  • SanDisk SecureAccess software protects your privacy with 128-bit AES encryption. Easy to password-protect critical files.

The SanDisk Ultra 256GB microSDXC UHS-I card costs MSRP of US$199 (Rs. 13,535 approx.) and will be available worldwide this January 2017. The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive costs MSRP of $179.99 (Rs. 12,240 approx.) and will be available worldwide in late January 2017.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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