is no stranger to the tech version of storage wars, and lest anyone question it, the company just announced its new Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive featuring premium-grade performance and blazing fast file transfers at up to 60 times the speed of standard USB 2.0 drives. We're talking about read and write speeds of up 260MB/s and 240MB/s, respectively.
With that kind of performance, users can transfer a full-length movie in seconds, or 1,000 high-resolution photos in less than 35 seconds, SanDisk says. That's provided your PC is rocking a SuperSpeed
USB 3.0 port, otherwise it will top out at pedestrian USB 2.0 speeds.
"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."
As of right now, the drive is only offered in 128GB capacity, giving you plenty of storage for photos, movies, and anything else you might want to take from one place to another. It features an aluminum metal casing and comes with SanDisk SecureAccess software with 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection.
The drive is available now for $200 MSRP and is backed by a lifetime warranty.