SanDisk’s Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is the first to achieve SSD levels of performance, in real terms read and write speeds of 420 MB/s and 380 MB/s, respectively.
According to Kingston, that kind of speed will allow you to transfer an entire 4K movie in under 15 seconds when plugged in to a USB 3.1 port.
Moreover, it supports SanDisk’s SecureAccess software which allows 128-bit encryption and password protection of files. It has also a metal design which can conceal the port when the USB bit is not being used.
The USB will be priced at $180 for 256 GB worth storage. There will also be a 128 GB version which will retail for $80, which will make it accessible to quite a few people.
SanDisk also launched the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, which is one of the fastest available in the market. The 256 GB card offers transfer speed of up to 95 MB/s while also bringing read and write input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1500 and 500, respectively.