SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive launched at CES 2017

SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

SanDisk has announced the launch of a high-performance 256GB Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive at the CES 2017. The newly launched drive is capable of delivering the speed, capacity, and reliability of an SSD in the Aluminum metal form factor of a small USB flash drive. Moreover, the new SanDisk Extreme PRO flash drive is ideal for creative professionals, tech enthusiasts, or anyone who creates and shares massive files.

A game-changer in the USB storage category, the drive is capable of read speeds up to 420MB/s and write speeds up to 380MB/s1. With its unprecedented speeds, you can transfer a full-length 4K movie to the drive in less than 15 seconds2.

With its USB 3.1 interface, you can rapidly access and move files on the go, without having to worry about a cable. The new drive also features a sophisticated design with a durable aluminum metal casing and a retractable connector for ultimate style and reliability.

Commenting on the launch, Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital disclosed that the combination of SSD performance and a compact USB form factor offers the ultimate performance and convenience for moving files easily and quickly.

With its increased capacity and blazing speeds, the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is our sleekest, most powerful SanDisk USB device yet, adds Rathjen.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO Solid State Flash Drive is available up to 256GB, giving consumers plenty of room to manage large files. For added file protection, it includes the SanDisk SecureAccess software, which offers 128-bit file encryption and password protection3. The drive also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

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The new 256GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive will be available in late January 2017 at and Best Buy at an MSRP of $179.99. However, you can expect discounts from Amazon. In addition to Amazon and Best Buy, you can buy a wide range of SanDisk storage solutions at more than 300,000 retailers worldwide.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at