Storage technology firm Western Digital has launched a mobile memory flash drive for iPhone and iPad. The newly launched SanDisk iXpand mini flash drive is aimed to target at iPhone and iPad users who may need to back up files or instantly free up space for more photos and videos on their iPhone or iPad.
The SanDisk iXpand mini flash drive comes with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector for transfer of files between iPhone or iPad and Mac or PC computers. The new flash drive features a compact design, up to 128 GB and read speeds of up to 70MB/second, said Western Digital.
“With the advancements in iPhone and iPad camera and video functionality, people will continue to produce content at astonishing rates, and may need even more space to save all their memories. The SanDisk iXpand Mini Flash Drive is designed to meet these physical storage needs and enables users to capture, save and share content without limits,” said company in a statement.
“Smartphone and tablet users are creating more content than ever before and we know that customers are looking for physical mobile storage solutions that are easy to use, portable and reliable,” said Khalid Wani, managing director Sales, Western Digital Corporation India.
With the iXpand Drive app users can automatically back up their camera roll, content from social networking sites including tagged photos from Facebook and Instagram, and watch video formats straight from the drive.
Additionally, people can cast content from the SanDisk iXpand Mini Flash Drive to their television via ChromecastTM device or Amazon FireTM directly from the app. The app is available for download from the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and launches when the SanDisk iXpand Mini Flash Drive is plugged into an iPhone or iPad – allowing for quick access to the user’s content and easy file management.
The SanDisk iXpand connect directly to iPhone or iPad without having to remove the case. The drive also includes encryption software that password-protects files, allowing people to share their content while helping keep sensitive files protected across devices.