From USB sticks for everyday use to fast SSDs for fast transfer of large files, there’s a storage device for every use and every need. Although most storage devices offer similar advantages, some are equipped with additional tools. These additional tools include hardware-based encryption for security, password protection, automatic backup and recovery, and cross-platform compatibility.
The commercial standard provides a list of storage devices that offer more than just storage space:
SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive 64GB (USB Type C)
This USB stick is a dual-purpose storage device with a standard USB port type A on one side and a USB port type C on the other side. The USB Type A port allows connection to most devices, including PCs, TVs and set-top boxes. On the other hand, USB Type C makes it possible to connect to compatible mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and some supported monitors. What’s more, USB Type-C is now a standard port for most laptops and Mac computers. This pin drive is therefore beyond the scope of normal use.
This USB stick is equipped with the SanDisk Memory App for Android smartphones and tablets in terms of functionality. Although there is no need to connect the drive to Android, the application simplifies the use and management of the drive. The application is intuitive and simple enough. This application allows you to back up (manually and automatically) your data, store photos and videos from your social networks, and copy or move data between your hard drive and your phone. The application also allows you to delete unwanted files and clean WhatsApp media on the connected Android device.
Price: 1850 rupees
Western Digital My Passport HDD 5 TB (external)
This is a traditional hard drive with modern features. HDDs are the most affordable storage devices on the market and offer plenty of space, while My Passport HDDs can hold up to 5 TB. The player comes with a configuration file for Windows and Mac computers. A program called WD Discovery allows you to use additional features supported by the player. The program has a special tab that displays the various functions supported by the player: WD Backup, WD Utility and WD Security.
With a backup application, you can easily back up your computer data, choosing what you want to back up and how often you want to do it. The application also offers a simple option to restore backups. The security application helps you set a password to encrypt the data on the drive. The application program checks the status of the drive and performs tests to keep it in good condition. In addition to these programs, WD Discovery offers other features such as social networking and cloud backup. Once you log in to your cloud or social media account, the hard drive imports data from your cloud or social media account and stores it in the appropriate folders that you can access offline.
Although the player is compatible with Windows and Mac computers, it does not support cross-platform operations. That’s why you can’t use it interchangeably at these distribution centers.
Price: Rs. 10.999
1 TB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD
This is a must-have device if you need a transparent storage solution that works across multiple devices without the need for an application. It also supports ultra-fast data transfer rates with NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory) technology and has a portable form factor that fits well in your pocket. It is also waterproof (IP55) and robustly built.
SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD
This unit comes with two cables – USB Type A to USB Type C and USB Type C to USB Type C. This makes it universally compatible with PCs and Macs with USB Type A and Type C connections. Unlike other storage devices designed primarily for data protection, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is designed for content makers whose workload requires exceptional data transfer speeds.
Price: 18.199 rupees