Under Rs 1,000: Upgrade your phone or tab’s storage for less than Rs 1,000

As if the confusion over which smartphone or tablet to buy is not too much in today’s times, now one has to deal with deciding between different variants of the device. Whether you are buying a premium device or getting a lower or mid-segment one, there is always a temptation to stretch the budget a bit more and get a slightly higher version. This price difference between two variants of the same phone usually means getting additional RAM and storage on board. So while the 64 GB iPad costs Rs 30,900, the 128 GB variant costs Rs 37,900. Similarly, while a Realme 8 5G 4GB/64GB variant is available for Rs 15,499, the 4GB/128GB variant is available for Rs 16,499. Now, while one cannot replace the RAM on a phone or tablet, storage is another matter. If your budget is tight and you don’t want to spend much on extra storage, there is a pocket friendly (quite literally) device that can do the job for well under a thousand bucks.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go USB Type-C (which we will refer to as the Sandisk Ultra Dual Drive hereafter) is a flashdrive that can not only help you store and transfer data between devices but also provide an extended Can also act as a portable storage space. smart Fone. The flash drive comes with dual port support—there’s a USB Type-C port that allows you to connect the device to a smartphone, notebook or iPad, basically anything with a Type-C port, and USB Gen 3.1 Comes with port. Which basically provides connectivity to notebooks and other devices with more traditional USB ports.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive features a swivel design where a plastic cap covers the USB side of the device while the Type C connector side remains bare. (express image)

Great storage comes in small, colorful packages

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive comes in four different variants but it is the 32GB and 64GB options that are now under Rs 1,000. The drive primarily has a plastic build but it’s not the kind of plastic you feel unsure about. It’s small but feels solid enough (we dropped it several times without damage) and has a swivel design where a plastic cap covers the USB side of the device while the Type C connector side remains bare. We’d ideally like to see a small connected cap to keep the Type C port from getting damaged as well, but the company has decided to just cover the USB port for some reason. The design of the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive may be reminiscent of what was once the popular fidget spinner and while you can’t spin it smoothly (nor do we recommend), it can certainly evoke a similar feeling.

This little thumb drive also has a keyring hole which we think is an absolute necessity, considering how easy it can be to lose (it’s very small and very light). You can simply insert a string from the inside and attach it securely to your keys. Last but not least, it’s available in a variety of colors—you can opt for a regular gray or go for a slightly more eye-friendly deep blue or an eye-catching mint green (we did).

Adds Gigs to Any Device With a Regular USB or Type C Port

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive has a plastic build. (express image)

As mentioned earlier, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive is compatible with devices with a Type C port and a USB port. And it’s completely cross-platform – it can work with Android, WindowsOS, macOS, Linux without any fuss. You can choose to simply plug it in and access it from the Files Manage app on your device (it connects easily and appears as an additional storage device) and drives the content from your device. Drag and drop on or vice versa. The thumb drive comes pre-installed with the SanDisk Memory Zone app which makes the process of storing, viewing and transferring on the device very easy as the app acts as a file manager that separates the different media. The app can be easily accessed on the Android platform but it is a bit difficult to find on iOS. It is optimally designed for transferring data and there is also an option to back up the information if you want it.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive is a fast performer, too. It claims a read speed of 150 Mbps and we saw write speeds of around 40 Mbps. Of course, this varies according to the device it is connected to, the type of file being transferred, storage available and so on, but suffice it to say that we can convert a 1GB video file in under a minute. Was able to move well. Yes, it can get a little hot with prolonged use, but never reaches an uncomfortable level. It also cools down very fast.

All this makes it an incredibly handy device for anyone looking to upgrade their device in terms of storage. Yes, it doesn’t stick to your device like a microSD card can (a microSD card costs about the same as this little gadget, incidentally), but on the other hand, the Sandisk Ultra Dual Drive gives you a lot of flexibility. You can free up space on your device by transferring data, use it to transfer data from your device to another device, and well, you can actually use the same device to back up data from multiple devices. drive can be used. This is plug and play simplicity at its best – all without having to fiddle with card extractors and trays. We are using it to save and transfer data to and from OnePlus Nord 2, MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Chromebook, and it works fine with all of them.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive is currently available for around Rs.650 for its 32GB variant and Rs.850 for the 64GB variant. We would recommend it to anyone and everyone who is trying to get more storage on their device. You get a lot of gigs and not a lot of bucks – certainly less than what you would have to spend if you opted for a higher storage tab or phone!


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