SanDisk showcases the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive

The world's smallest 1TB flash drive

SanDisk showcases the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive

SanDisk showcases the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive

At CES 2018, SanDisk has revealed two technological milestones, showcasing two of the most compact high-capacity USB drives in the world. The first of these two flash drives is a prototype, an ultra-compact USB Type-C drive which offers a capacity of 1TB, which is larger most consumer-grade SSDs. 

This drive is not currently set to become available to consumers, showcasing what is possible rather than what will be coming to market within the next year, likely due to the fact that USB Type-C remains an uncommon connection type, at least outside of Macs.  

Sadly, Sandisk did not release any performance information regarding this drive, though it is expected to offer similar performance to standard USB 3.1 flash drives, which are typically outperformed by PC-grade SSDs by a hefty margin. 

Below is an excerpt from SanDisk's official press release. 

     Continuing its legacy of technology milestones, Western Digital offers a preview of the future of flash storage, demonstrating the world’s smallest 1TB* USB device, a powerful USB Type-C flash solution capable of preserving an enormous amount of content in one tiny form factor; and the world’s smallest 256GB* USB flash drive.

The new 256GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive, a low-profile USB drive for people who want to add more photos, videos, games and audio files to their notebooks, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles and car audio systems. With 256GB, people have the flexibility to keep more content at their fingertips – approximately, 14,000 photos, 10 hours of full HD video and 16,000 songs, with 64GB still available for files. 

SanDisk showcases the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive  

The second drive that SanDisk showcased was a smaller drive called the Ultra Fit, a USB 3.1 (Gen 1) flash drive that offers capacities of up to 256GB. This memory stick is getting released to the consumer market, with the 256GB model being priced at $149.99 on the company's website. 

This drive will offer read performance of up to 130MB/s, though the drive's speeds are likely to be lower depending on the types of files being transferred. The Ultra Fit also supports RescuePRO to recover files that are accidentally deleted and SanDisk Secure Access to protect your data with a password. 


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10-01-2018, 17:04:45

And yet manufacturers still slapping usb 2's all over their caseQuote

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