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SANDISK ANNOUNCES ITS FASTEST, THINNEST AND HIGHEST-CAPACITY USB FLASH DRIVES

Jun 19, 2012

  • NewUSB 3.0 flash drive transfers files up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 drives at up to 190MB/s1
  • SanDisk's highest-capacity USB flash drive features 128GB2 of storage
  • Stylish and ultra-thin drives now available for fashion fans and youths

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."

SanDisk Extreme® 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 Drive
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 Drive
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 Drive
The Cruzer 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.

AvailableSoftware
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 USB drive.

About 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 www.sandisk.com.


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 year warranty.
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 respective holder(s).

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for products, 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 may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our products may not be available at the prices or in the capacities we expect, or perform as expected, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.

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