How tiny is SanDisk's new 128GB flash drive? Well, to our eyes it simply looks like a USB connector with a plastic end-cap — there doesn't seem to be any storage there at all. Regardless of how it looks though, SanDisk says this upgrade to their Ultra Fit series is capable of storing up to 16 hours of full HD video in a form factor "smaller than a dime," while offering transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s.
Better for adding extra capacity than transferring files
Although you might think this is the perfect solution for toting your files around, SanDisk says the drive's low profile is actually better suited for adding extra storage capacity to your laptops and tablets. You can simply plug the drive into your device and then forget about it (which is much better than forgetting you've got it in your bag at all). The 128GB Ultra Fit is priced at $119.99 and is available to buy now.
Alongside the Ultra Fit, SanDisk also showed off its highest capacity flash drive yet (the $199.99 256GB Ultra USB 3.0 drive) and a new line-up of USB Type-C portable SSDs. They aren't the first external drives to work with the new, faster, reversible USB standard (LaCie has promised its own high-end Type-C drives for use with the new MacBook), but SanDisk's focus on the mass market is a good sign for Type-C's swift integration into the wider computing market. The company's new Extreme 500 Portable SSD is available in up to 480GB capacity for $239.99, while the larger Extreme 900 SSDs tops out at 1.92TB for $999.99.
The SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD on the left and Extreme 900 on the right. (SanDisk)