USB Flash Drives are USB Flash Drives right? Wrong. Get your hands on this $300 128GB capacity sleek silver beast from SanDisk and you might see things differently.
First of all, great design, when you’re spending this much cash you want to get a feel for the quality of the device just not the technology.
Next up, USB 3.0. That means faster speeds than you’ve known before with your previous USB drives/sticks.
Add to that a single available capacity – 128GB – there is no second guessing this one, if you need it, you need it – if you just want to move a file now and then – this ain’t for you.
What speed? I ran a quick test on my Windows 8.1 laptop and got a read speed of 252.9 MB/s and a write speed of 238.3 MB/s.
That’s the catch – to get the ultimate speed it does need Windows 8.1 and a USB 3.0 port – but you’re not buying this thing without a 3.0 port available.
I tested the drive on my iMac also and was still getting speeds over 200MB/s.
It’s not cheap – not at all, but as I said earlier, this is not for the faint-hearted. If you’re moving large video files from place to place you do not want to muck around – the SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive might be just what you need.