Android Smartphone Users Easiest Way to Transfer Files: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive

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  1. dgstorm

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    One of the most common questions asked across the forums from new users is, "How can I transfer files between my smartphone, my tablet, and my PC?" There are a number of products and possibilities out there, and most charging cable which come with smartphones can handle the task. Despite this, Sandisk decided they wanted to create and market the easiest solution yet, and it also doubles as a storage device. It's called the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive, and it truly is a remarkably simple, yet elegant solution.

    The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive is basically just a USB flash drive which comes in capacities of 16GB, 32GB & 64GB, yet it also contains both a Type A USB 2.0 plug on one side, and a Micro-B USB 2.0 plug on the other. This is a brilliant idea. With this device you don't have to fumble around with extra adapters and/or cables, and this can double as your data backup/storage.

    It's important to note that you will probably need to add a file manager app to your Android devices, but there are several alternatives on the Google Play Store which will do the job nicely. In fact, SanDisk’s own Memory Zone app is perfect for the job and is free on the Play Store. Here's a quick rundown of the main featureset for this device:

    Here's a link to the SanDisk website discussing the product: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive

    Here's a link to a PCWorld review on the device: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive review: Android file transfers made easy | PCWorld

    It's very new, so we aren't quite sure of availability yet. If you can get hold of one of these, please sound off in the thread and let us know where and when.

    Thanks for the tip, Jeffrey!
     
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    Actually the best way is a WIFI enabled external drive.
     
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    I use Wifi File Explorer pro or Dropbox. I can also set up a windows share via Astro on my router that has a USB slot for an external or flash drive.
     
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    too bad its USB 2.0..
     
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    Pretty cool
     
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    Yeah... it would have been nice to have the faster speeds of 3.0, but it would have added to the cost too I suppose. I am sure a future version will be 3.0, assuming it sells moderately well.
     
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    I do all of the above, (AirDroid for the WiFi) but you can't knock the convenience, especially if I'm on the road.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this, there're many android data transfer apps could backup everything from your phone to computer.I happen to know one could transfer data from your phone to computer, including text messages, contacts, photos, etc.
     
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