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SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 32 GB – when size really matters

In the world of drives physical dimensions – not less important parameter than volume or speed. Indeed, it is much more convenient to use a compact flash drive than the bulky external hard drives, which, moreover, still afraid of falling.

What if we tell you that to 32 gigabytes of information can actually fit on the phalanx of your index finger? This is not a joke and not Satan – it USB drive SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0, so tiny, that initially did not even believe in its ability to store large amounts of data. In the Russian retail this USB drive is also available in a version with 64 gigabytes of internal memory. All other parameters in both versions is identical.


A comparison of various items

To assess the size of SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0, let us draw a comparison with those things that are familiar to every Russian. Let it be 10-ruble coin, which is in size less than 5-ruble, and a regular USB flash drive format microSD. The latter, as everyone knows, the size coincides with the microSIM card used in most modern smartphones.

As you can see in the pictures, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 are quite comparable in size with all of these objects. In other words, it is very small and could be even less if it didn’t have additional microUSB connector to connect to smartphones running OS Google Android.

What it gives us? At least, the ease of operation under a stick is not necessary to allocate a lot of space, it will fit even in small bags male or female clutches, it can even be worn straight in a purse or bunch of keys. And you’ll always know that you can at any time use it and copy a large amount of data and at great speed.


Comparison with other drives

To further ensure the compactness of SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 carry out a comparative test sizes. The photo shows one of the flash drives from Kingston, the size of which is similar to the dimensions of the vast majority of modern USB drives.

Note that it is at least 2, and then all 2.5 times more new products from SanDisk, both in the closed state, and in the open. At the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 there is no cap on damage connectors protects the body, and in the case of a competing solution with a volume, by the way, on the same 32 GB has a removable cap that fits over the rear end of the body stick.

So then what can be concluded? For example, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 more safe when using in the car: for example, the radio your vehicle has a USB port directly on the front panel, that is, the drive will stick out into the cabin. What it is, the higher the risk of hitting it when shifting, and just an elbow. Often such “grazing” sooner or later will lead to failure of the device or breaking the USB port of the recorder and the other will entail costs for repair or replacement of broken things. So even in this case, the compact SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 plays all on hand.

You cannot lose sight of the fact that the drive got very solid construction, which in his appearance, of course not. Both used type of plastic proven themselves during testing – not broken, not cracked, not scratched. The microUSB connector is securely fastened in the casing and do not twist it.


What else can new?

To store the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 information, need its source, which can be, obviously, the computer. The flash drive is equipped with high-speed USB 3.0 interface, thanks to which, according to our tests, it can accelerate up to 139 MB/s when reading from it. The entry to it happens at the speed of 32 MB/s, but if to connect on USB 2.0, the performance will be 35 and 19 MB/s for reading and writing respectively.

The speed of SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 will work when connected to a smartphone based on Android version 5 and above, that is, to the majority of modern mobile phones. This functionality of the drive we checked on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and it worked with the move.

We will not go into details about how to copy data from your smartphone to a USB flash drive every Android user has done this at least once in your life. We note only that this is all happening very, very quickly – pictures, for example, copied a few pieces per second.

If you want to turn copying data in the art or, for example, to automate this process, then SanDisk specially prepared for you the application My Memory Zone in the Russian language. Download it from Google Play or take from memory drive (there you will have to wait and detailed manual) and use it. The app is really convenient and even beautiful, plus you can set up backup data in your chosen cloud storage.

There is a certain degree of heat when connected to a smartphone, but not critical. Maybe it specifically in Redmi Note 4 because when you connect to three different PC and laptops heat was not quite the word. By the way, 32 GB after formatting will be available a little more than 28 GB of free space.


Total impressions

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 left after testing highly positive experience. It is not something to complain about – great quality, original design, pleasant design and, again, increased (in a good way, of course) compactness.

Stick a pleasure to use – it’s comfortable, fast, works on all PCs running Windows and macOS, word, there will be no problems using it as a tool to exchange information between multiple people, each with their own computer. To buy recommend, definitely!


Pros the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0

– robust housing;

– large capacity;

– comfortable to work with files;

– speed interface USB 3.0;

– small dimensions;

– supports Android smartphones.


Cons of SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0

There are no cons.

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