Samsung has launched its new range of USB drives, which will have Type-C as the I/O interface, unlike conventional USB drives, which have a Type-A connector. Given that how smartphones are now non-expandable, thanks to the removal of microSD card slots, these drives can come in handy in that case, since now we have a Type-C interface on all smartphones.
These new drives will come in three storage options – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Interestingly, these drives will use Samsung’s own NAND flash, which they use in their SSDs. Moreover, these drives support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (damn these naming schemes) on its Type-C connector. The size of each drive is around 33.7×15.9×6.4mm and weighs only 3.4g.
As for data security, Samsung is making this tiny drive to be a shock, dust, water, magnet, temperature, and X-Ray proof, so that your long 8K videos are secure. Out of the box, these drives will be able to do sequential reads of 400MB/s on 128GB and 256GB, whereas the 64GB will be limited to 300MB/s at max. Also, it is worth noting that Samsung is giving a 5-years warranty on the drive.
As of now, the pricing isn’t known.