Pen Drives are fairly common and they are available like for over one and a half decades. Several years passed and Pen Drives continues to shrink in size and increase in capacity. Earlier Flash Drives used to have USB connectors only but as time changes, Pen Drives also began to change.
Nowadays people prefer sitting on Mobile phones compared to computers. Smartphones doesn’t have bigger USB Port instead they have Micro-USB port. We can use the USB OTG cable to connect the pen drive to the mobile phone, to expand the storage. But for that you need to carry both USB OTG cable and pen drive.
To overcome this issue, Flash Drive manufactures started adding both USB Type-A and Micro-USB connectors to the pen drives. One of dual connector pen drive is SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0.
Today we have SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 with us. We will be reviewing the pen drive and see how it performs. Let’s check out the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 review:
The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is slick and lightweight. Both the connectors are hidden under the cover. To access the port, you need to slide the retractable slider. There is a slim silver rim, you add the thread in this rim. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options.
The pen drive has both USB Type-A and Micro-USB ports. The pen drive is compatible with USB 3.0 standards. As per SanDisk, The Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 can read upto 130 MB/s. To get that read speed, you need to connect it to a USB 3.0 port.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual pen drive comes in cardboard packing with a cutout for the pen drive. The pen drive sits inside a plastic cover and is kept inside the packaging. The company gives 5 years of guarantee with the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0.
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 can be very handy to expand the storage of your smartphone. The pen drive is compatible with most Android and Windows Phone smartphones. It can be easily detected by Android smartphones having USB OTG support. SanDisk also has Memory Zone App on the Google Play Store for free. The app allows users to easily locate, organize, transfer and back up data.
In our review, the Dual Drive found to be working with all Android smartphones having Micro-USB port. The read and write speed were good too. One can easily watch videos or listen to music on the smartphone via Pen Drive.
The read and write speed on PC was good too. In our review we did a benchmark test on PC having USB 2.0 port. The read speed was 33.28MB/s and Write speed was 14.09MB/s. The test results on the USB 3.0 port were good too.
- Light weight and Slimmer Design
- Plug and Play and Easy to Use
- Faster read and write speeds
- Retractable slider is tight at times
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Review – Final Verdict:
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is a good dual drive. If you want to expand the storage of your smartphone easily then you can go for it. SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Price in India (MRP) is Rs. 999 for 16GB, Rs. 1,499 for 32GB and Rs. 2,399 for 64GB. But you can easily get the pen drives for almost half than the MRP on Flipkart.
You can also check out our Video Review of SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 below: