SanDisk has released a new flash drive called SanDisk Extreme Go. This is a USB 3.0 solid state flash drive which means it can provide real fast read and write data transfer speed. SanDisk Extreme Go comes in two variants according to the capacity; 64 GB and 128 GB. This flash drive is available on Amazon for Rs. 3,990 (32GB) and the 128 GB version is available for Rs. 7,097. SanDisk claims that you can transfer a 4K movie file in less than 40 seconds.
I really like the retractable design in flash drives than the one with caps and covers for USB ports as we end up losing the cover in most of the cases. The drive is made of some plastic material with a grainy finish all over it. There is a nice slider on top made with transparent plastic so the blue led light can pass through easily. The retracting action is really snappy, and the USB port locks properly in the place. I tried pushing the USB port inside but looks like SanDisk thought about it and made it very sturdy. It can survive several drops without losing your data, you can rely on this thing for your precious data.
Coming straight to the performance and this is the only feature which makes this flash drive different from other USB 3.0 flash drives. The read and write speed (as tested on a USB 3.0 port) are quite impressive and to achieve the speeds Sandisk promised, the drive has to be plugged into the USB 3.1 port. The write speeds is near to 100 MB/s and read speed is 185 MB/s on an average.
SanDisk comes with a SanDisk SecureAccess utility which secures your data but you need to drag-drop the data on this vault, the data which you straight copy to drive doesn’t get secured.
The Secure Access tool is very easy to use and has a simple interface; you just have to double-click the tool from the drive and enter your password. You will be presented with an interface where you can drag drop your data to secure it with 128-bit AES encryption.
The SecureAccess utility takes some time to encrypt the data but it is fast if you only want to secure some documents and small files only. You can also recover your accidently deleted data using the RescuePro Deluxe software from SanDisk, but you have to download this software separately. There is a link on the SecureAccess software under the “Upgrade your Security” button.
Another tool which Sandisk packed is RescuePro Deluxe Recovery software with one-year subscription($59.99) free of cost. This software will help you to recover deleted files and folders including pictures and videos.
- Sturdy build
- Fast data transfer rate
- Lifetime warranty
I liked everything about SanDisk Extreme Go flash drive; there are some best features which you can use in your daily life like the SecureAccess software for your documents. If I come to the price, it is something that makes me think twice before going for this drive. The price of this flash drive is a lot (Rs. 3,990), if we compare, a lot of USB 3.0 flash drives with 64 GB capacity available in the market for around half the price, but again, this one is fast!