SanDisk unveils world's smallest 1TB USB flash drive at CES 2018

SanDisk unveils world's smallest 1TB USB flash drive at CES 2018

Pablo Tucker
January 10, 2018

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.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

The 256GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive uses a common USB Type-A connector and can add storage to your computing device without getting in the way.

SanDisk's new flash drive is not the device with maximum storage in flash drives, this title has already taken by Kingston Data Traveler by introducing 2TB Flash drive a year ago. Among the salient feature of the SanDisk Ultra, Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive with 256 gigs of storage include its support for 130 MB/s read speed. Neither price nor release date are yet announced by the company, although we are keeping a tab.

On the content ingestion side, the My Passport Wireless SSD Wi-Fi Mobile Storage unit has a USB 2.0 Type-A port (that can be used to charge another device / make the Wireless SSD act as a power bank) and a SD card slot. Each capacity boasts read speeds of up to 550MB/s, via USB 3.1 Gen 2. New this year is app support for Filmic Pro and LumaFusion, which lets photographers edit raw photos directly from the drive with no PC required via an 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection. It is also available in 4 Variants i.e. 256 GB, 500 GB, 1TB, 2TB.

Take for instance a portable SSD with the same 1 TB of storage and the cheapest we can get it for is around $300 - $350. The most interesting is the voice-activated media streaming features. Two portable SSDs have also been launched. The My Cloud Home app now also works with Google® Chromecast™ technology to allow people to stream their home videos, TV shows and movies on the big screen using Chromecast-enabled Smart TVs.

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