SanDisk’s new Extreme PRO USB 3.1 flash drive offers SSD performance

SanDisk yesterday announced 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive, its fastest, high-capacity USB flash drive to date. This new USB drive is capable of read speeds up to 420MB/s and write speeds up to 380MB/s. It also features a sophisticated design with a durable aluminum metal casing and a retractable connector for ultimate style and reliability.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO Solid State Flash Drive is available up to 256GB. For added file protection, it includes the SanDisk SecureAccess software, which offers 128-bit file encryption and password protection. The drive also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

SanDisk yesterday also announced 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. The card can hold up to 24 hours of Full HD video and with premium transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s.

The A1 spec allows the new card to manage random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1,500 and write IOPS of 500, so it can quickly open apps and process accompanying tasks, such as audio, graphics, saved profiles and in-app permissions.

Pricing and Availability: 

The new 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive will be available in late January 2017 at Amazon.com and Best Buy at an MSRP of $179.99. The microSD card will be available worldwide in January 2017 with a U.S. MSRP of $199.99.

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