Press Releases


Jul 9, 2013

  • SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0: transfers files up to four times faster than regular USB 2.0 drives1
  • Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive: custom 360-degree swivel USB flash drive
  • Cruzer Force USB flash drive: protection and performance in a stylish metal design

MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced three USB flash drives, the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0, Cruzer Orbit and Cruzer Force USB flash drives. Designed with style, speed and reliability in mind, all three drives are ideal for secure storage of documents, music, photos and video files, allowing users to safely and effortlessly carry important information with them wherever they go.

“In a data driven world, we recognize the importance of continuously expanding our portfolio of fast, reliable and stylish flash drives,” said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. “We’re excited to be offering a suite of new USBs, all of which allow users the extra storage capacity needed for their important files.”

SanDisk Ultra® USB 3.0 Flash Drive

SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive allows users to transfer, store and share large files up to 4 times faster than USB 2.0 drives, with speeds of up to 80 MB/sec1. The drive’s fast performance speeds allow for handling documents, hi-res photos, HD videos and other large files with ease. The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive is backed by a 5-year limited warranty and is shipping worldwide now in 16GB2 to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $39.99 to $139.99.

Cruzer Orbit™ USB Flash Drive

Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive

The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive offers an easy and convenient way to store, transfer, and share data in a 360-degree swivel design. This pocket-sized versatile flash drive features a protective cover that rotates to shield the USB connector from damage when it is not in use. With its compact form factor, the flash drive is ideal for users who need easy, portable access to their most important files. The design of the Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive is fun, practical, and built to revolve around life on-the-go.

This high capacity drive is less than 1.5 inches long and only over a quarter-inch thick, making it an easy choice to keep in a pocket, backpack or purse. Additionally, the drive is large enough to accommodate high-volume files such as videos, photos, music, and office documents with simple drag-and-drop file transfer. The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $19.99 to $69.99.

Cruzer Force™ USB Flash Drive

Cruzer Force USB Flash Drive

Built with a durable metal casing, the Cruzer Force USB offers a sleek design and protection for files. Combining fashion and function, the ultra-thin Cruzer Force USB flash drive comes with password protection software that allows you to keep files private while leaving the rest of the drive available for sharing.

With its elegantly compact design and generous capacity, the Cruzer Force USB flash drive makes it easy to back up, transfer, and share files with ease. The Cruzer Force USB flash drive is available worldwide now in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $29.99 to $79.99.

Available Software

All flash drives come with SanDisk SecureAccess Software that provides secure file encryption and password protection3. SanDisk SecureAccess™ software offers 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection for private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for worry-free sharing.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.

SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit

© 2013 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, SanDisk Ultra and Cruzer are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Cruzer Orbit, Cruzer Force and SanDisk SecureAccess are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation. Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1 Read speeds up to 4 times faster than Cruzer® USB 2.0 drives at up to 80MB/sec. USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing using a USB 3.0 compatible host; performance will vary depending on host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
2 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
3 Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X v10.5+ (Software download required for Mac, see

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