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SanDisk Announces 128 GB USB Flash Drive

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SanDisk announced a thorough refresh cycle for its USB flash drives, with one model boasting up to 128 GB capacity.

The mainstream of storage capacities for USB flash drives isn't really moving this time; 8 to 32 GB is what you typically will see. 64 GB will be the higher-end that takes you well above $100. SanDisk's Cruzer Facet and Cruzer Pop models fill the role of the 8  to 32 GB mainstream products with prices ranging from $33 to $85. For 64 GB, you will have to look to either the Extreme for $160, or the Cruzer Glide for $100.

The Glide can also be bought as a low-cost model with 4 GB for $20 and in Q3 as a 128 GB high-capacity version for $250.

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    unksol , June 20, 2012 1:22 AM
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    Again bad reporting from Tom's. Newegg sells 64 Gb thumb drives starting at 43$.


    LOL. you should know by now these."news stories" are advertisement
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    Andy Chow , June 20, 2012 1:16 AM
    Again bad reporting from Tom's. Newegg sells 64 Gb thumb drives starting at 43$.
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    rangas , June 20, 2012 1:15 AM
    and im using a pc with a 80gb HDD, jesus christ
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  • 12 Hide
    rangas , June 20, 2012 1:15 AM
    and im using a pc with a 80gb HDD, jesus christ
  • 13 Hide
    Andy Chow , June 20, 2012 1:16 AM
    Again bad reporting from Tom's. Newegg sells 64 Gb thumb drives starting at 43$.
  • 16 Hide
    unksol , June 20, 2012 1:22 AM
    Quote:
    Again bad reporting from Tom's. Newegg sells 64 Gb thumb drives starting at 43$.


    LOL. you should know by now these."news stories" are advertisement
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    DarkenMoon97 , June 20, 2012 1:24 AM
    By 2020, we may have 1TB flashdrives. But the main hard drives would be like 50TB, at the largest.
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    blazorthon , June 20, 2012 1:39 AM
    darkenmoon97By 2020, we may have 1TB flashdrives. But the main hard drives would be like 50TB, at the largest.


    2020? We already have 256GB USB sticks and I've heard of 512GB versions. They aren't always as fast as the USB SSDs that are more like 2.5" or 1.8" SSDs with a USB port, but they're often fairly fast and at a high capacity (and very high price).
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    10tacle , June 20, 2012 1:43 AM
    My first USB drive was a 512KB Corsair Voyager about five years ago. More recently, I paid $60 for a 32GB USB 3.0 last year and this year $85 for a 64GB (both ADATA). As my files have increased in size, mostly due to moving up to HD home videos and FRAPS video capturing and editing on gaming, the need for larger and larger capacity USB drives has risen rapidly. I keep the 64GB on my key chain and just pop in a friend's or relative's laptop or PS3 when visiting to show videos and pictures.

    But I cannot see paying three times what I paid for the 64GB just to get double capacity. The law of diminishing returns just hit a wall. But as per usual, over time, the price will surely go down. Now the question is, how much bigger can these things get while still holding true to the "thumb" size rule?

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    MulaTerca , June 20, 2012 1:46 AM
    Newegg sells 12 different 128 Gb sized USB drives (from Patriot, Kingston, Lexar and Kanguru) starting at $160, plus a 256 GB model, the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 256 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive... Am I missing something here?
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    10tacle , June 20, 2012 1:48 AM
    rangasand im using a pc with a 80gb HDD, jesus christ


    JC indeed. I haven't had a single HDD under 100GB in a PC build since about 2004.
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    gerchokas , June 20, 2012 1:53 AM
    And ive got a 128MB USB drive right here (larger than the one on the pic..). It even has a switch to toggle read only mode on and off - enthusiast-class hardware indeed!!
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    ugoing2 , June 20, 2012 1:58 AM
    These drives from Sandisk will USB 3.0. All current Sandisk flash drives are USB 2.0
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    MrPintar14 , June 20, 2012 2:09 AM
    Wasn't there a 1tb flashdrive built into a swiss army knife?
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    halcyon , June 20, 2012 2:23 AM
    Maybe the reason Tom's is reporting on these is that these will be high performance USB 3.0 with reads at 100 MB/s and writes at 80 MB/s.

    No?

    Oh well.
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    Zeh , June 20, 2012 2:32 AM
    I wouldn't buy any storage device above 16gb that is still usb 2.0. Can't live with 20down/10up mb/s... Internet is almost as fast as that already...
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    NuclearShadow , June 20, 2012 2:46 AM
    darkenmoon97By 2020, we may have 1TB flashdrives. But the main hard drives would be like 50TB, at the largest.


    Shhh, don't tell anyone otherwise covert marketing doesn't work......... Drink Coke.
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    altriss , June 20, 2012 3:19 AM
    gerchokasAnd ive got a 128MB USB drive right here (larger than the one on the pic..). It even has a switch to toggle read only mode on and off - enthusiast-class hardware indeed!!

    It can happened to those who bought Macbook air. The 2006 version was featured with a 80GB HDD.
    Not as if it was important to notify but for office or work use 40GB of storage are often enough. So my question is what would be the need of that sized usb flash drive? if you need to transfer movies or lot of pictures External HDD (or SSD for the richest) are efficient enough no?
    128GB to transfert .doc in your work is like hunting fly with a rocket launcher from my point of view.
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    A Bad Day , June 20, 2012 3:29 AM
    rangasand im using a pc with a 80gb HDD, jesus christ


    I have a PC with a 32 GB hard drive, and a 64 MB flash drive.
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    alidan , June 20, 2012 3:39 AM
    Andy ChowAgain bad reporting from Tom's. Newegg sells 64 Gb thumb drives starting at 43$.


    i got my 64gb drive for about 70$ granted that was over 6 months ago, but its far from the price quoted above.

    the highest capacity drives do take a premium cost, that i wont argue,
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    digiex , June 20, 2012 4:39 AM
    Reasons big storage:

    1. Bloatwares
    2. HD Movies which ridiculous resolutions cannot even perceived by the human eye.
    3. HD Audio with ridiculous bit rates cannot even perceived by the human ears.
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    unf0rgiving , June 20, 2012 4:44 AM
    darkenmoon97By 2020, we may have 1TB flashdrives. But the main hard drives would be like 50TB, at the largest.


    And when that 50TB fails...oh boy...MY PRONNNN!
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    altriss , June 20, 2012 4:51 AM
    digiexReasons big storage:1. Bloatwares2. HD Movies which ridiculous resolutions cannot even perceived by the human eye.3. HD Audio with ridiculous bit rates cannot even perceived by the human ears.


    Thank you I feel less alone! As I have a 17" screen I don't feel the need of UHD resolution. I can understand that need if you have a 1.20m digonal wide screen, but on a computer it's quite unusual...

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