Product Review: How the new San Disk Ultra Dual Drive C Works
Ever wondered how the San-Disk Ultra Dual Drive C flash performs with both android smartphone and PC? Today, we put it to the test, drew our conclusions and are providing valuable recommendations.
While dual drives have been around for years, storage capabilities and technological advancements have tremendously improved. Simply put, a dual flash drive is a tool that has two connectors. Thus, Western Digital introduced the San-Disk Ultra Dual Drive C: a lightweight, compact dual flash drive compatible with both your android smartphone and PC.
Using the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive C
The San Disk Ultra Dual Drive caters to specific storage needs that are essential for any contemporary user. The first thing we noticed is that the drive is more compact than older models yet has four times the storage capacity. While our review is of the 128GB storage size, the San Disk Ultra Dual Drive is also available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 256GB.
Perhaps the coolest part of the drive is its retractable connectors. At one end is a standard PC-compatible USB-A connector, while the other end is a smartphone-compatible USB-C connector. When the flash drive is not in use, both sides can be concealed for protection. To connect your device to your android smartphone or PC, push out both sides of the dual drive and simply plug it in.
Using the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive C with San Disk Memory Zone App
On your android smartphone, the Ultra dual flash drive is compatible with SanDisk’s Memory Zone app. The Memory Zone app is a mobile application that helps to manage the files in your phone memory- videos, photos, documents etc. on your flash drive, card, or cloud. You can also free up space on your phone by using the app to back up files to a memory card, the San Disk Dual Drive itself or various cloud services such as SanDisk Drive, DropBox, Google Drive or One Drive. While testing this out, we saw that the app sends a prompt asking for permission to be opened whenever the USB device is connected. Moreover, you can set the app to be used by default for the flash drive.
However, to test its capabilities even further, we decided to see if the android smartphone would be compatible with the San Disk dual-drive without the Memory Zone app. Surprise: It does! This can be achieved through your phone’s built-in File Manager, by copying and moving files from the phone memory to the USB and vice versa. However, the Memory Zone app provides extra features such as configuring manual and auto backups to the supported cloud storage services. The app also has its own File Manager to move files from your Android phone to the dual drive or cloud. Moreover, the app is ad-free and allows you to delete junk files from your phone, clear up WhatsApp media and manage other files. If your phone does not already have these built-in functionalities, the SanDisk Memory Zone app easily provides these tools for you.
Overall, the San Disk Ultra Dual Drive is the perfect storage device for android smartphone and/or laptop users.To ensure your phone can be used with the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive or any other USB device, make sure you have USB-OTG (USB-On-The-Go).The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive C can be purchased on Western Digital’s website and is available in various local and international online stores.
SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive C Specifications
- Storage Capacity: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB /128GB / 256GB
- USB Type: USB 3.1 Gen 1, SATA
- Connectors: USB-C; USB-A
- PC /Laptop Compatibility: Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.6 and higher
- Smartphones, tablets, and other USB devices compatibility: USB Type-C™ port and On-The-Go (OTG) support.