Many claim that the USB Type-C  port and connector will become the standard over the following years and some companies have already started using it in their devices, namely Apple with their new MacBook. If this happens to become reality then during this transition period between using Type-A and Type-C ports, SanDisk has made an extremely smart move by developing SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C, a USB drive with a Type-A port on one and Type-C port on the other end.

SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C view from the angle

Angle view of the SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C

You might wonder about the benefits of making a USB Type-C port and connector the standard for all devices. Let’s go through them. USB Type-C measures 8.4 mm by 2.6 mm in size which can make it compatible with even the smallest devices. With it, both ends of the cable will be the same so it will not matter which end you use on a peripheral or host device. It will support USB 3.1 with the top speed of 10 Gbps and a much higher power output of up to 20V (100W). This would allow for notebook computers to be charged the same way our smartphones are due to the fact that they need around 60 W of power. Type-C will allow you to get rid of a large number of cables and power adapters and use a single type of cable which will reduce the amount of wires required to make your devices work. However, the most important feature comes with the elimination of 50/50 gamble you make almost every time you want to plug in your USB drive and/or cable (although it’s a 50/50 chance most of us get it right from the third time) as with the Type-C it will not matter which side is up and which is down.

SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C used with a device

Inserting the SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C into a device

So after telling you all about the USB Type-C port and connector let’s get back to the SanDisk’s USB drive. As it was previously mentioned, Type-C is going to experience implementations in all of our devices, but most of us still use the previous types. This is where SanDisk’s Dual Drive Type-C will shine as it has a Type-A connector on one end and Type-C on the other. This will make it extremely useful during the transition period between the types of USB ports and connectors. To boost its usefulness and appeal, this USB drive has a capacity of 32 GB.

Close look of the SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C

A closer look at the USB Type-C connector

If you are looking into getting yourself a new USB drive, look no further as the SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C will prove itself more than useful if the Type-C USB ports and connectors become a standard in all electronic devices. [via]


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