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REVIEW: SanDisk 128GB Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C

SanDis k Memory Zone app for Android helps you manage your device’s memory and your content

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SanDisk USB Type-C

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C Flash Drive is for Android smartphone and Windows laptop users what iXpand Mini Flash Drive is to iPhone, iPad and computers users.

Type-C

Type-C Smartphone (Source: Google)

This gadget is designed specifically for next-generation devices with the new USB Type-C port. The reversible connector has a symmetric design that is always right-side up, making it easy to plug in.

Delivering USB 3.1 speeds of up to 150MB/s (2), the drive makes it easy to free up space on your smartphone or quickly move content between USB Type-C enabled devices.

This flash drive features a reversible USB Type-C connector on one end and a traditional USB connector on the other, allowing users to easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets, and computers.

The flash drive comes with access to SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android for easier file management and backup.

Let me quickly tell you that the SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you access and even move your files from one place—whether they’re on your phone, a microSD card or the cloud. The app also lets you find files across all your storage locations using geo-tagging or timeline searches.

If space on your phone is at a premium, you can clean up downloads from chat apps, or easily offload files to a SanDisk Dual Drive or microSD card.

So, it is important to highlight that SanDisk products are constructed to the highest standards and rigorously tested. You can be confident in the outstanding quality, performance and reliability of every SanDisk product.

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What’s in the Box?

  • SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C Flash Drive, 128GB
SanDisk USB

SanDisk Dual Drive USB Type-C pack

Why should you go for it?

  • Easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Free up space on your Android smartphone (Mobile device requires USB Type C port and On The Go (OTG) support)
  • Retractable design with a reversible USB Type C connector and a traditional USB connector
  • High speed USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s Read Speeds (USB Type C port with USB 3.1, Gen. 1/USB 3.0 support required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device.)
  • SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android (available on Google Play; Download and installation required) lets you easily manage and back up content on your smartphone and tablet

High-Speed USB 3.1 Performance

SanDisk USB Type-C

SanDisk USB Type-C

With high-speed USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s (2), the Ultra Dual Drive lets you quickly and easily transfer photos, videos, songs, and other files between devices.

Dual USB Type-C and Type-A Connectors

SanDisk USB Type-C

SanDisk USB Type-C in use

With dual USB connectors, the Ultra Dual Drive is compatible with both the new USB Type-C ports and the traditional USB Type-A ports. Use it to free up space on your smartphone or tablet (1) or transfer files between multiple devices.

SanDisk Memory Zone App for Easy File Management

Available from the Google Play store, the SanDisk Memory Zone app (3) lets you view, access, and back up all the files from your phone’s memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

SanDisk USB Type-C

SanDisk USB Type-C

Compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 Ports

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The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C Flash Drive is backward-compatible with USB 2.0, so you can plug it into any USB 3.0 or 2.0 port.

Choose the Amount of Storage You Need

SanDisk USB Type-C

SanDisk USB Type-C

The amount of capacity you need depends on the types and number of files you have and their size. The chart above gives you an idea of how many photos, videos, and music and other files you can store for each capacity.

As usual, I want to pre-empt some questions you may have, especially if you have laid your hands on this USB before reading this review. I did a similar thing with during my review of iXpand flash drive for iPhone, iPad and computers and the responses have been awesome:

I love this USB, but it heats a little bit too much. But curiously the old micro USB SanDisk OTG drive doesn’t heat that much, why?

I have also a couple of SanDisk blade USB 2.0 and the iXPand Mini Flash Drive which are over 6 months old and still performing like they were still new.

I have a Type-C phone but it doesn’t match?

Well, that sounds odd. I guess what it could be saying is: Phone not supported. And that is pretty, a different issue. You could try another phone or better with some phones you need to enable OTG.

I bought this Pen-Drive for my android flagship (Type-C), but my laptop uses Windows 7 and USB ports 2.0. I can’t use this SanDisk dual USB Type-C 3.1 normally. Its’ just get stuck (can’t complete task) when I transfer file from laptop to this Pen-drive. Any solution to this?

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You should try reformatting the USB drive; make sure you back-up the data as it will be wiped during formatting.

Other things to look for are whether or not the file you’re trying to transfer is corrupt. Well, my laptop is on Windows 10. It should work though because these drives are backwards compatible.

The range

Specs

Pricing and availability:

I have sighted SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C on Jumia Nigeria and it goes for less than N11,000. It is also available on jiji.ng but you have to be sure of the (memory) size you want before making payment.

Verdict:

With a reversible USB Type-C connector and a traditional USB connector, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C lets you quickly and easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets and computers. SanDis k Memory Zone app for Android helps you manage your device’s memory and your content.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C is the perfect liaison between your new USB Type-C device and your devices with traditional USB ports. 

Mobile device requires USB Type-C port and On-The-Go (OTG) support and installation required

I recommend it for Android smartphone users requiring large space and it is convenient for transfer of files and documents from phone to laptop and vice versa.

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