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SanDisk Mobile Storage Solution: Safe, Secure and Smart

SanDisk Mobile Storage

With mobile becoming the all-in-one device, storage always keeps running short of the requirement. But worry not! SanDisk, the global leader in storage solutions, is here with a range of advanced yet affordable storage products which would take care of all your storage needs!

India is in the cusp of digital metamorphosis and the key catalyst has been your hand held mobile device. By the time you read this article, the number of mobile subscribers in India would have zoomed past one billion subscriber milestone, given the fact that it had already crossed 999 million mark by end of March this year. And along with the superlative growth in the number of mobile subscribers, there has also been an implosion in data consumption which was first lit by the arrival of smartphones a decade back even as internet penetration was deepening. According to the latest forecast by research firm eMarketer, by the end of 2018, nearly 337 million Indians or more than a quarter of India’s population will be using a smartphone.

Smartphones provided a never before access to internet for common consumers which swelled data consumption. The great boost came with the launch of 4G services coupled with a sharp slide in data tariff. The Nokia MBiT Index 2018 found that an average mobile owner in India was using close to 11GB of data per month while overall data traffic grew at an astounding rate of 144% in 2017, which was far more than an Ericsson study had estimated sometime back. Falling tariff and faster internet has increased the appetite for data consumption among Indians.

That is one aspect of the mobile phenomenon. The other equally and perhaps more impressive story about mobile has been the way it has transformed and empowered an average consumer and transformed their lifestyle. A mobile today doubles up as one’s camera, video, jukebox, social adda, bank, locker, personal office, almost anything and everything one can think of. Little wonder, a mobile handset has become the most ubiquitous and dearest personal device ever to mankind. Nothing comes close to it, not even guns and roses! Mobile has also given birth to the craze called selfie, which is now acknowledged as a never before form of self expression. Mobile today is as much our life album as it is our mini workplace.

But then, all this burgeoning tasks require one critical element – STORAGE. Every time we download a video or click an image or save a document, it requires storage and eats into the limited space that a mobile handset has. Today, some people are taking more photographs in a day than a middle income family would have taken in their entire life just three decades back. Today more videos, more film clips are flying thick and fast from one whatsapp group to another than one watched in entire year a decade back. Some amazing clips takes less than five minutes to travel around the world and come back to the original post-man.

Photos and videos are the biggest space hoggers. And with camera megapixels ballooning every quarter, the file size of an average image in a midrange smartphone could range anywhere between 1MP to 5 MP while higher resolution images in premium phones easily go above 10 MP. And if one has one hour of video (it could also be 60 videos of one minute duration) stored in mobile, it can eat up to 11 GB of space. To top, one needs enough storage for all kinds of apps for the device to be running efficiently. A mid-range or premium smartphone today comes loaded with at least 20 apps. On their own, apps may not occupy much space but what you do with these apps could eat up space big way.

Space or storage constraint is a real big problem but who really wants to pay a bomb just to get some extra storage? For example, a premium high end phone with 64 GB ROM could cost around Rs 76,000/ but the same model with 256 ROM would cost approx Rs 85,000, all other specs remaing the same.  Similarly, a mid-range smartphone with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM would cost around Rs 10,999 while the same model with 4GB RAM and 64 GB ROM could costs Rs 16,999, a big difference of Rs 6,000. There is an incremental rise in cost with every GB added.

SanDisk

Another big problem is the loss or damage to data. It can happen due to theft, loss or simply a device malfunction or device going bonkers. For millennials and Gen Z particularly, a loss of device can be a big personal and professional loss as they keep all kinds of data, some very personal, some very important, on their device. And some data loss like images from school reunion can be an irrecoverable loss – a treasure of memory gone in a flash!

In sort, managing storage space in our phones has become a real challenge, considering the speed at which we all are generating data. For most, deleting content seems to be the only way out of this sticky situation. Taking steps to protecting oneself for data loss is something that simply doesn’t occur to most of us. One reason is that most smartphone users are simply unaware of the means through which one can increase the space on phones even while using the phone. The problem is bigger in India. A recent mobile storage study done by YouGov revealed that.

  • 83% of Indians with a personal smartphone have run out of storage, with 29% of respondents running out of space at least once a week and 62% of respondents running out of space at least every three months.
  • 94% of Indian people have deleted files / data from their main smartphone in order to free up storage/memory, with 46% doing this at least once a week, and 77% deleting files at least once a month.
  • 67% of respondents in India are either fairly worried or very worried that the files and data on their smartphone is not secure.
  • 64% have lost a precious photo or video from their smartphone as a result of files not being backed up
  • 65% of Indians have regretted deleting a precious photo or video from their smartphone to free up storage/ memory
  • 36% of Indians would delete a photo of themselves before that of friends, pets, partners, children or parents
  • On average, Indians have 23 apps on their smartphones but only use 10 on a regular basis
  • On average, Indian respondents take an average of 31 photos and 14 videos a week on their smartphone.

And

  • 4 6% of Indians never back up files/data on their main smartphone
  • 46% of Indians back-up files / data on their main smartphone once a week or more than once a week.

Good news is that there are now rally good products which not only enhance the space on the phone instantaneously but also provides a safe and secure way to store your data. These highly sophisticated but convenient to use products are also portable and wireless. The real good thing is that they don’t cost a bomb! With the help of these devices, we can spare ourselves from the pain of deleting our precious memories to just create space on our phones.

So who provides the best solution? One name that really stands out is SanDisk – the global leader in mobile storage solutions and one of the most trusted and recognizable name in data storage products.

SanDisk needs no introduction as anyone using a computer, laptop or mobile would have used or seen SanDisk’s pen-drive. But one may not be aware of its real strengths or how big and how impactful it has been. So here is a snapshot.

SanDisk was founded in 1988 by the trio of Eli Harari, Jack Yuan and Sanjay Mehrotra and quickly went on to establish itself as a global leader in the flash memory products which is key to storage in mobile and computers. On May 12, 2016, SanDisk was acquired by Western Digital – the hard drive global leader, providing more depth to it. SanDisk is today acknowledged as much for its innovation as for its top-line products. It offers storage solutions for both iPhone and Android devices. With SanDisk storage products, you can easily do the following:

  • Ensure a safe, secure and smart storage solution.
  • Expand your storage capacity hasslefree without upgrading to multiple high-end devices.
  • Ease smartphone memory by storing and organizing pictures at either one of SanDisk products.
  • De- clutter memory by storing data in one centralised place.
  • Additional storage support to store content like photos, files and videos from mobile devices

Here is a look at some of its best product line-up which can take care of all your mobile storage solutions needs

SanDisk 400GB Ultra micro SD card

SanDisk Ultra Plus

The award-winning 400GBSanDisk UltramicroSDXCUHS-I card is one of the company’s highest capacity cards available today. With the A1 specification it’s a great solution for storing more photos and videos and loading and launching apps at blazing speeds. Ideal for Android smartphone and tablet users, this high-capacity card can hold up to 40 hours of Full HD video and features superfast transfer speeds of up to 100MB/sto deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute.

SanDisk iXpand

SanDisk iXpand

 

Designed to be the perfect companion for your iPhone, the iXpand Flash Drive offers an easy way to free up space on your iPhone, automatically backs up your camera roll, and even lets you watch popular-format videos straight from the drive. The drive has both a flexible Lightning connector that works with most cases and a USB 3.0 connector to plug into your Mac computer or PC, so you can easily move your stuff where you want it. The iXpand Flash Drive also includes encryption software that lets you password-protect files, so you can share your content while keeping sensitive files secure across your devices. Take all the photos and videos you want—the iXpand Flash Drive delivers a fast and simple way to free up space on your iPhone so that you’re always ready to capture more memories.

SanDisk iXpand Mini

SanDisk iXpand Mini

The iXpand Mini Flash Drive delivers a fast and simple way to free up space on your iPhone. It has features like automatic camera roll backup, enables video streaming on-the- go. The Flash Drive also includes software that lets you, password protect files, so you can share your content while keeping sensitive files secure across your devices.

SanDisk Dual Drive

SanDisk Dual Drive

Move files between OTG-enabled Android smartphones and tablets1 and PC and Mac computers. With a Micro-USB connector on one end, and a USB 2.0 connector on the other, the drive lets you move content easily between all your devices. This flash drive for your Android devices includes the SanDisk Memory Zone app (preloaded on the drive and available on Google Play) for automatic camera roll backup and easy file and media management.

SanDisk Dual Drive Type m3.0

SanDisk Dual Drive Type m3.0

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 makes it easy to transfer content from your phone to your computer. With a micro- USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, the drive lets you move content easily between all your devices—from your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop, PC or Mac computer1. The flash drive for your Android devices includes the SanDisk Memory Zone app2 (available on Google Play) for automatic backup and easy file and media management.

SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C

SanDisk Dual Drive Type-C

Easily free up space on your smartphone or quickly transfer files between devices at USB 3.1 high speeds of up to 150MB/s. With a reversible USB Type-C connector and a traditional USB connector, the SanDisk UltraDual Drive USB Type-C lets you quickly and easily transfer files between smartphones, tablets and computers. Also, the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android (available on Google Play) helps you manage your device’s memory and your content. The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C is the perfect liaison between your new USB Type-C device and your devices with traditional USB ports.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is the flash drive reinvented to work not just with your computer, but also with your phone and tablet. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos to and from your mobile device. Delivering up to 256GB of extra capacity, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick empowers your mobile lifestyle—whether you’re running a sales meeting or taking a hike in the woods. SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick lets you stream video or music to as many as three other devices at the same time, or gives you access to all your stuff from the pocket of your jeans. When you’re feeling old school, use the USB connector to plug in.

SanDisk Connect Extreme Pro Cards

SanDisk Connect Extreme Pro Cards

SANDISK EXTREME PRO microSDHC/ microSDXCUHS-I CARD With the SanDisk Extreme PROCard, you can now get to your videos faster than ever before. Use the included USB 3.0 reader for convenient transfers and take the bottleneck out of enjoying even your most massive 4K Ultra HD video files. SanDisk microSD memory cards are engineered and tested to withstand the challenges your adventures dish out—they’re waterproof, temperature proof, shock proof, so you’ll never miss those heart-in-mouth moments. Photographers worldwide trust SanDisk.

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Shelley Vishwajeet is Editor, My Mobile. He has previously worked at senior positions with Business India, 21st Century Fox (Star Television Group), Indian Express Group, The Observer etc. He has also co-authored two well received books including Superbrands India. Shelley is an alumnus of Sri Ram College of Commerce and Faculty of Law, Delhi University; as well as Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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