With mobile devices like smartphones and tablets becoming an integral part of our life, even replacing the PC for some, the need for sufficient storage space has now become more critical than optional.Unfortunately, even though smartphone cameras are now capable of recording 4K videos, a number of premium smartphones do not include a slot for expanding storage.
Thanks to USB on-the-go, it’s easy to plug in conventional storage drives like pen drives. However, with the need for adapters and cables, the process is a bit cumbersome.
To make it more seamless, storage solution companies have now introduced USB drives that feature a micro-USB port in addition to supporting USB on-the-go functionality.
Storage solutions company Strontium offers on-the-go USB drives under its Nitro product line for tablets and smartphones that support USB-on-the-go functionality. The drive sports a compact form factor and features a standard USB port (USB 2.0) on one end and a micro-USB port on the other to plug into mobile devices without the need for an additional cable.
The drive is available in 8, 16, 32 and 64GB storage capacities, with prices starting at Rs 490 and going up to Rs 3,000. The USB on-the-go drive offers write speed of up to 5MB per second and read speed of 15MB per second. One of the biggest advantages of USB on-the-go drive is that it can be used for expanding storage capacity of devices that don’t feature external storage slots.
The mobile devices need to offer support for USB on-the-go function. So, its application is limited to Android devices and PCs, but not Windows Phone and iOS gadgets. Windows Phone does not support USB on-the-go and iOS devices use a proprietary connector.
carry along your additional data, music, videos or photos on the pen drive and access them when you need it. So if you are out on a vacation and run out of space clicking too many photos, then the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB drive is an option for you.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual is a USB 2.0 storage drive and available in three variants—16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The 16 GB variant is available for Rs 1,199, 32 GB is for Rs 1,649, and the 64 GB drive is for Rs 2,875.
You can download the SanDisk app from the Google Play. It features a convenient data backup and restore feature too. The SanDisk Ultra Dual storage drive can be used on any PC and laptop and is compatible only with a limited number of OTG-compliant smartphones and tablets. The list is detailed as under:
|Acer W510 tab||Nokia 808||Sony Mobile Xperia C5303|
|ASUS||Samsung||Sony Mobile Xperia SP|
|ASUS Memo Pac (ME172V)||Samsung Flip||Sony Mobile Xperia Z (C6303)|
|HTC||Samsung Round||Sony Mobile Xperia Z (C6602)|
|HTC Butterfly||Samsung Galaxy Express (SGH-I437)||Sony Mobile Xperia Z (C6606)|
|HTC Desire X||Samsung Galaxy Mega (SGH-I527)||Sony Mobile Xperia Z Tablet|
|HTC Droid (htc 6435luw)||Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (i9200)||Sony Mobile Xperia Z Ultra (C6602)|
|HTC DROID DNA (6435LVW)||Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900V)||Sony Mobile Xperia Z1 (C6902)|
|HTC One (6500LVW)||Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SMN9005)||Sony SPBC|
|HTC One (PN07120)||Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SGH-I467)||Sony Xperia M Duos (CZ200)|
|HTC One mini (PO58220)||Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (N5100)||Sony Xperia SP (C5303)|
|HTC One X plus (PM63100)||Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000||Sony Xperia ZQ (C6503)|
|Huawei||Samsung Galaxy Note i9220||Teldat|
|Huawei Ascend D2||Samsung Galaxy Note II (SCH-i605)||Teldat 1104W|
|Huawei Ascend Mate||Samsung Galaxy Note II (SGH-T889)|
|Huawei Mediapad 10 link||Samsung Galaxy Note II (SPH-L900)|
|Huawei Mediapad 7 Lite||Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100|
|Lenovo||Samsung Galaxy S 4 (SCH-I545)|
|Lenovo Idea Tab S6000-H||Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active (SGH-I537)|
|Lenovo Yoga B600 Tablet||Samsung Galaxy S 4 GT-I9500|
|Lenovo Idea Tab S6000-H||Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom|
|LG||Samsung Galaxy S II (SGH-I777)|
|LG G PRO E 989||Samsung Galaxy S II (SGH-T989)|
|LG G2 (D805)||Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE (SGH-i757M)|
|LG Optimus G Pro (E980)||Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (SGH-i727)|
|LG P980||Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300)|
|Motorola||Samsung Galaxy S III (SCH-I535)|
|Motorola Atrix HD||Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-i747)|
|Motorola Atrix HD (MB886)||Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-T999)|
|Motorola DROID MAXX (XT1080M)||Samsung Galaxy S III (SPH-L710)|
|Motorola DROID RAZR HD (XT926)||Samsung Galaxy S III AT &T|
|Motorola Razr HD||Samsung Galaxy S III GSM|
|Motorola RAZR M (XT907)||Samsung Galaxy S III Verizon|
|Motorola XYBOARD (MZ609)||Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (GTPS 200)|
|Mototola Xoom||Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (T3110)|
|Motorola Moto G, Moto X||Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10″|
The storage drive is available only in black colour, and comes with a five-year warranty. For more details, you may visit the SanDisk website.