Sandisk's latest flash drives offer 128GB, USB 3.0, and more

Sandisk's latest flash drives offer 128GB, USB 3.0, and more

Summary: One of the things it's been really amazing to see is the amount of storage companies are packing into increasingly-tiny flash drives. The latest from Sandisk are no exception.

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One of the things it's been really amazing to see is the amount of storage companies are packing into increasingly-tiny flash drives.

The latest from Sandisk are no exception.

The company's most impressive latest device is the Cruzer Glide (pictured), a flash drive that maxes out at a mind-boggling 128GB . And, no -- it's not cheap: The 128GB  version of the drive will run for $249 when it becomes available in the third quarter of this year. Sandisk says this is the highest capacity Flash drive it offers, though, sadly, its only available with USB 2.0.

Alongside the Glide, Sandisk also announced the Extreme, a USB 3.0-ready drive, which maxes out at 64GB for $159. Also announced were the stainless steel-encased, Cruzer Facet, and the "young urban user"-focused Cruzer Pop, which comes in a variety of colors.

Basically, there's a particular for everyone, from the storage-focused to the speed-inclined.

[Sandisk]

Topic: Hardware

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  • Prefer buying eight 16 GB Flash drives than one big one

    Taking to account the high failure rate I have experienced with SanDisk I am not putting my eggs in their 128 GB basket. I would take caution and buy eight 16 GB or four 32 GB flash drives from a variety brands.
    adacosta38
  • Thanks, but no thanks

    Capacity is impressive, but no way I'd spend that for any USB 2 drive. Really, would it have been so much more expensive to go USB 3?
    bmgoodman
  • Great, until you lose it or it quits working.

    Considering the high failure rates and the chances to lose the darn thing, I think I will stick to the lowest-cost 4 and 8 GB sticks. I'm one of the few people I know that still burns backups on DVDs, but at a quarter a disc, it's dirt-cheap and lasts forever.
    terry flores
  • This just means one thing

    Very shortly other companies will do it better and cheaper.
    Sandisk has proven to be one of the lesser dependable flash drives in my experience.
    rhonin
  • Write-Protect

    Do they have Write-Protect versions?
    lehnerus2000
  • Wishes

    I am waiting, at this point for 2tb 2.5" notebook hard drives, that it at the top of my wish list. I am trying to make it, crazy as it sounds, possible for me to take ALL of my files with me, wherever I go.
    Nasinmay
    • While we are wishing...

      ...make it a 2TB 2.5" SSD notebook drive for just under $100!
      gomigomijunk