We have seen a number of devices coming month after month that can transfer files from the mobile on to a USB flash drive without the need of a computer. The experts in the field are SanDisk who have brought a new Dual Drive that can transfer files from a mobile device to the USB storage effortlessly. This is our review of the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C comes in a simple packaging like the rest of the series and storage cards. We always support less use of plastic and biodegradable materials, and SanDisk gets additional marks for doing that. However, there is still a bit of single-use plastic in the packaging. Moving on, out of the case the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C looks like a regular USB flash drive. However, it comes with a swivel head that rotates to protect either side.
One side has the USB Type-C connector and the other side has the USB 3.1 port. One is for the PC and other is for to get files directly from a mobile device or smartphones that have a USB Type-C port. The cavity in the swivel head is a good addition, as it allows users to carry it in the key chain and one would not lose it so easily. SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C is available in just one colour, black, with SanDisk branding written on top of it in silver.
SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C Performance
The one SanDisk sent to us for review is the 64GB version. There are 32 and 128GB versions also available in India. As usual, we ran it through the test bench. To transfer files easily from the mobile, one has to install SanDisk memory zone app on the mobile for it to work. Before we transferred from the mobile we ran a benchmark on it on the PC. It did well here. On HD Tune test we got read speeds of up to 151MBPS and write speed of up to 41MBPS. We achieved this on a USB 3.1 port; if you are on USB 2.0 port the speed will reduce considerably.
But the real test lies when transferring from the mobile phone. The app is easy to install and consumers can almost instantaneously transfer files from the mobile device to the flash drive. We sent a 1GB file from the smartphone to the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C and it transferred in under 30 seconds. Through the app, users can also take automatic backups which start as soon as the drive is connected to the mobile device. We tested the app on a mid-range Android smartphone and the interface is minimal and easy to use. We faced no lag whatsoever.
SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go Type C supports smartphones, tablets as well as computers with Type-C ports. It is a good option for people who want to take regular backups of their photos, videos or documents. Also, if you do not have a microSD card option in the smartphone, this drive is a good buy to transfer content quickly and free up much needed mobile space. As for the price, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go TypeC can be picked up for Rs 1,200 that is a bit steep.
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