SanDisk has introduced a brand new, reduced version of its iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad .i.e SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. The new iXpand USB drive is entirely renewed and recreated, according to the manufacturer. The mainframe has a regular USB plug and Lightning connector on opposite side that has been outlined in such a way that it does not require an iPhone or iPad to take out of its case. The flash drive will be available in different storage capacity upto 128GB will which have no battery and it needs charge, unlike the 1st generation model. Moreover, there is an excellent news for iPhone and iPad users in this updated version USB 3.0 speed is now supported when iXpand Flash Drive is plugged into the system.
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive is extremely portable, you can easily plug-in and play videos and music files directly from the drive. There’s more to it, you can also record images and other fun loving videos straight to the drive. You will feel no hiccups while transferring pictures, documents and video from drive to PC. The new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, will come with a 2-year warranty and will be compatible with the iPhone 5s / 5 / 5c / SE / 6s / 6s Plus / 6 / 6 Plus and iPad Pro / mini / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4 and iPod Touch (5th gen). The iXpand Flash Drive will support all of the above mentioned devices if you using iOS 8.2 or later operating systems.
Build and Design of SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive is just like a normal USB drive with a loop fixed. At one side there is a full-size USB Type-A jack that which can be plugged into laptops and desktops, and the other side has a lightning jack for iPad and iPhone. The design is very operational which is made up of aluminum and dark-Grey plastic. The dimensions of this USB flash drive 1.4 x 0.5 x 0.4 inches, which means that it comfortably fits in your gear bag, pocket or purse. It built is rugged enough so that you can use it on a daily basis. The 2nd generation model is significantly smaller than its 1st version.
When attached into a Windows or Mac OS X system, the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive operates similar to standard flash drive, hence the contents can be accessed easily with any file manager. The latest version supports USB 3.0, that provides faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0 drives. SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive has an average read speed of 87.2 MB/s when transferring file and an write speed of 45.8MB/s. However, all things functions quite adversely when this USB drive is connected to an iPad or iPhone, because you would require a free application called SanDisk iXpand Drive to act as a file manager.
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive File Manager
There’s an excellent feature in SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, users can lock their precious files with 128-bit AES encryption. However, this function is limited because all encrypted files have to be saved in a single SanDiskSecureAccessVault folder, the whole contents of that having the same password. One of the best methods of iXpand Flash Drive that it can save space on an iPad or iPhone due to its ability to capture pictures and record video directly to the flash drive. The application does not have all the features of Apple default camera application, however but it does have access to the front and main shooters. The App has a timer and the software can access the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. Plugging the USB drive n will automatically open this application, which then almost always locks up.
Download SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ixpand-drive/id1079870681?ls=1&mt=8
The price of SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive 16 GB model is Rs. 3,990 while the 64 GB version costs Rs. 9,990. If you want to buy the 128 GB model then it will cost you Rs. 18,990. These prices are considerably higher as compared to normal USB drives however those storage devices can not be used with iPhone or iPad.