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SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

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   My very first USB Flash Drive was the 512MB variant of the Voyager Pro line by Corsair a capacity which back in 2002 was considered very high and i have to admit that back then i didn't even have enough data to fill all of it. Since then I’ve used and reviewed countless USB flash drives in capacities up to 1TB which is why i feel that 128-256GB models offer the best possible balance between capacity and price (at least for people who need high capacities). Unfortunately there aren't that many models with such capacities in the market today for one to choose from but that seems to be changing for the best and so today we will be taking a look at the latest Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive by SanDisk.

 

   SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

 

   Although SanDisk reports pretty impressive read speeds up to 260MB/s and write speeds up to 240MB/s for the Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive the two things that really steal the show are its quite large 128GB capacity and the elegant aluminum enclosure. Of course when we're talking about very high capacity USB flash drives speed is a very important factor but since it's not the first time we've seen such speeds we think that capacity and enclosure quality are equally important if not even more. To sweeten the deal SanDisk also bundles (in a way since you still need to download both) two software suites with their Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The first is their very own SecureAccess software which allows you to secure the files you place in the drive via AES 128bit encryption while the second is called RescuePRO Deluxe and can help you recover files stored in the drive that you may have lost or may have accidentally deleted. Overall it seems that SanDisk may have a winner with their Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive if it performs as advertised that is.