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MILPITAS, Calif., June 19, 2012- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:
SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today
announced a suite of USB flash drivesthat includes SanDisk's
fastest, thinnest and highest-capacity USB products ever. The
drives offer consumers the storage they need to carry libraries of
digital content with them wherever they go, transfer their files
quickly and do so with style.
"Whether consumers are seeking
super-fast transfer speeds, maximum storage capacity or a stylish
fashion statement, we offer a drive to meet their needs," said Bob
O'Keefe, vice president, retail marketing, SanDisk. "SanDisk
pioneered the USB drive and now offers one of the broadest lineups
in the industry, with a wide range of form factors and reliability
that consumers can count on to store their important files."
USB Flash Drive
The USB 3.0-enabled SanDisk
Extreme USBflash drivecan transfer, store and share large files
up to 10 times faster with speeds of up to 190MB/s.USB 3.0-enabled
device shipments will surpass one billion in 2014, up from 70
million in 2011, according to NPD In-Stat*. The SanDisk
Extreme USB flash drive provides the fast performance that these
next-generation computing devices demand.
The drivedramatically reduces wait
timesfor consumers.It can transfer smaller files almost
instantaneouslyandlarger files such as a 3GB file in 20 seconds or
a 40GB file in four minutes3.TheSanDisk Extreme USB
flash drive is backed by a lifetime limited warranty4
and available worldwide now in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying
MSRPs of $64.99 to $159.99.
Cruzer® Glide™ USB Flash
The 128GB Cruzer
GlideUSBflash drive is SanDisk's highest-capacity USB drive
ever, and features reliable, secure and portable storage for
photos, videos, music and other files.The drive is an ideal
companion for anyone using ultra-thin notebooks, which are often
limited to 128GB of storage. In such a configuration, the Cruzer
Glide USB allows consumers to double their available storage with a
convenient portable solution
Backed by a two year limited
warranty5, theCruzer Glide USB flash driveis available
worldwide now in 4GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs starting at
$19.99. The 128GB capacity will be available worldwide in Q3 2012
carrying an MSRP of $249.99.
Cruzer® Facet™ USB Flash
For userswhose style is reflected in everything they do, the Cruzer
Facet USBflash drive is a durable drive with stainless-steel
casing designed with a variety ofrich vibrant colors and a faceted
texture. The Cruzer Facetdrivecombines function and personality,
making it a fashionable way to storedigital files
It is available worldwide now in
8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.
Cruzer® Pop™ USB Flash
Pop USBflash drive is designed for young urban users looking
forunique designs that complement their personality.The fun custom
USB flash drive features rich colors and patterns plus a unique
design that opens with a "pop" and conceals and protects the
connector when not in use.
This new drive is SanDisk's
thinnest andis available worldwide nowin 8GB to 32GB capacities
carrying MSRPs of $32.99 to $84.99.
Virtually every SanDisk USB drive and all drives in the new suite
include secure file encryption and password protection.SanDisk SecureAccess™ software
provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection6 for
private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for
worry-free sharing. For added protection and convenience, two GBof
secure online storage7 is offered for easy file backup
and access from any web browser.
SanDisk also offers downloadable Cloud Catcher™ software, which allows
users to backup and organize personal data from some of their
favorite social media and online sites, hassle free on a SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash
memory storage solutions, from research and development, product
design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and
retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory
and storage system technologies have provided customers with new
and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product
portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used
in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital
media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB
flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market.
SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers
around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based
S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales
outside the United States. For more information, visit
1 Read speeds up to 10
times faster than USB 2.0 drives at up to 190 MB/sec read; Write
speed lower and varies by capacity. Based on internal testing using
a USB 3.0 compatible host; performance will vary depending on host
device. 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes.
2 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not
available for data storage.
3 Based on internal testing using USB 3.0 compatible
host; performance will vary based on host device.
4 30 years in Germany, Canada and regions not
recognizing "lifetime" warranty
5 Five year warranty in regions not recognizing two
6 Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and
is supported by Windows® XP, Windows Vista®,
Windows® 7, and Mac OS X v10.5+ (Software download
required for Mac, see www.SanDisk.com/SecureAccess)
7 Offered by Yuwaa™. Terms and conditions apply.
Internet access required.
* NPD In-Stat, USB by Device, Q1'12 Forecast
© 2012 SanDisk Corporation. All
rights reserved. SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, SanDisk Extreme and
Cruzer are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the
United States and other countries. Cruzer Pop, Cruzer Facet, Cruzer
Glide, Cloud Catcher and SanDisk SecureAccess are trademarks of
SanDisk Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for
identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their
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features, markets, and customers that are based on our current
expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may
cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that
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among others: our products may not be available at the prices or in
the capacities we expect, or perform as expected, and the other
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