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SanDisk - iXpand 32GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive

Model: SDIX30C-032G-AN6NNSKU: 5061603

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2223 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not quite what I hoped for

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    TroubledJuan
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    I bought this hoping I could use it to copy movies to my iPad rather than use iTunes.. I loaded 4 movies onto the usb stick, then plugged it into the iPad Air, once the app installed and opened, I copied the files to the iPad. it didnt move them to video, it installed them to Photos app. movies will play, but no control, if you just keep them on this usb still plug it in and play them, you have control to fast forward,rewind, pause. the plus side would be you can keep the movies fresh, down side would be carrying something else with the iPad to watch movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have room on my phone & Ipad!

    Posted
    Icechips
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    I saw this as a come-on ad on Facebook and was excited about it. It has two ends, one is a USB, the other a lightning connector. I really wanted it for two things. One, to get pictures off of my Iphone/Ipad to free up some of my Icloud backups... The other is I sing karaoke and buy a lot of my own songs, this way I could buy them on my phone, download it onto the Sandisk and the karaoke host could play it. For the most part it works pretty easily, It took me several times to get the download I wanted, but after that, it has plug and play and will add new items when I plug it into my Ipad/Iphone, And it the cost is great, think I paid $24 for 32gigs, I'll never fill that up, and if I remember the 64 wasn't too much more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I phone picture take n store

    Posted
    Zipdrive
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    I had seen something like this on Facebook so I investigated it Best Buy had it I went over there and bought two of them one for me one for my girlfriend for her birthday already used it on my phone which I want to download I love the pictures which I don’t have access or use that much since I have so many and a lot of things I have in there is stored for work since I work as a nurse I have a lot of educational things in there and I’m very happy with how it was an easy step-by-step you can access everything

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better than emailing my files!

    Posted
    PeterAK
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    I needed to transfer a lot of files to my new IPAD PRO. The stick helped BUT only 3 stars, because there was a long lean-curve. First I had to install an APP on my IPAD PRO and then I had to figure out how to send the files from the stick to the right APP on my IPAD. .... After all the time put into it, I decided to go an other way and use DropBox for my file transfer. I use it now to transfer pictures and videos to my friends and students computer, but at my home I use WiFi and cloud software for transferring files. It works, but if you have a fast wireless system, don't bother with it. It's just a back-up-plan for me now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good drive

    Posted
    Wwerno
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    This iXpand drive is being used as temporary storage and backup for photos. The drive is being used between both an iPad Pro and a laptop. Tried a few other drives in conjunction with the iPad, but have found this iXpand drive to be the best. The companion app works really well and transfer happens surprisingly quick. It is doing a good job of what it was intended for. The drive flexes and fits the iPad without concern that it may cause damage to the iPad. It easily flexes to allow for thickness from the iPad cover. The lightning connector also fits securely unlike Apple’s own lightning connectors. Overall very pleased with this products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device for backing up iPhone

    Posted
    kmksb72
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    I needed something to back up my iPhone 6 without plugging it into my computer. This device does just that. It has a lightening connector at one end and a USB connector at the other. My iPhone was company issued and given to me when I left the company but I knew as soon as I plugged it into my laptop it would be wiped back to factory settings and I'd lose all my contacts and photos. This allowed me to move all my photos and contact to the device and then to my laptop. Also great if you are traveling without your laptop and using your phone to take a lot of photos. If you aren't backing up to the cloud you can back up to this thumb drive to keep the storage on your phone freed up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, a bit slow

    Posted
    LDawg
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    Plugs in fine to your iPhone, but may be difficult with some cases so definitely test it out. UI is fine to move things back and forth, just a little slow at times to load pictures in the App. Also, be careful that when transferring photos to the flash drive, they are sometimes stored in HEIC, and those are not natively editable on MacOS. So you have to transfer back onto your phone and the iPhone will convert if saving/airdropping directly to a laptop. However, it works as a temp backup device if you need to move stuff off to free space on a crowded iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, bad execution

    Posted
    Gj6030
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    I thought this would solve my problem of having too many photos on my iPhone, I could save to the flash drive and then store on my PC. I made several attempts to download photos from my phone to the flash drive and I got multiple errors, it wouldn't work. I called their support line and after working through the issue for 45 minutes the case had to be escalated and they were going to call me back. They never did. I did talk with Apple support a few days later, they said it probably didn't work because my photos are stored on the cloud and not my phone. So it may work if you don't utilize the cloud but if it doesn't work, good luck getting help.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and a 'Good-to-have' for iPhone users

    Posted
    PJain
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    Easy to use and effective way to free up space on the iPhone. We recently went on a trip and didn't took the camera on purpose so that we can try up our i-phone. Since i didn't wanted to purchase extra space on cloud and anticipated a large number of photos would be taken, i purchased this flash drive. It is very easy to use and just needs to be plugged in and it has a mobile app for easy use with option for auto back-up feature. Very quick download speed. I was able to then remove it from the phone and plug into my laptop and transfer the photos and place them where I want. Would definitely recommend especially for iPhone users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    ghotoshopwitch
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    I just wanted to be able to get some things on and off of my iPad magic station without having to airdrop everything. It's kind of clunky to plug in and the accompanying app is mediocre, but it does the job as advertised and now I have it if I need it. There's nothing wrong with it, but I've only ended up using it twice, to be honest. Now it just sits in a drawer waiting for ghosts to speak to it. Since I don't love the app you have to use with it I end up just adding things to to iCloud instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent flash drive for iphones

    Posted
    shopaholic
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    Easy to use and effective way to free up space on the iPhone. The purpose this was purchased for was to download just over 3000 photos from my wife's phone and not have to purchase more space on the cloud. Very easy to use, just plug it in and it has you download the mobile app then it asks to set up auto back-up feature. Very quick download speed which was a surprise. I was able to then remove it from the phone and plug into my laptop and transfer the photos and place them where I want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    Doowopkid
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    I was looking for a combination usb and lightning flash drive to load files onto my iPhone6. After much research since there are now several of these devices available I chose the Sandisk drive due to the company's excellent reputation, the fact that I own other Sandisk devices and of course the sale price at Best Buy. I have been very happy with it. It is very easy to install and use and it does everything that I wanted it to do including saving files from my laptop via the usb then loading them onto my phone. It also allows you to have extra memory storage when your phone's memory is maxing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to work, but too controlling

    Posted
    Coco
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    It’s a great product, easy to install and work with. Easy transfer, but I just want to upload pictures of my family on it. My only “problem” is, it uploads everything instead of letting me choose, or if I want to delete a photo or file on this device, it wants to also eliminate it from my Iphone/iCloud storage. Like maybe a picture of a product I like, but don’t want to delete just yet. I’ll have to keep it on this device until I’m done with it, then go and delete it. More of a mild annoyance, than an actual problem. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent USB!

    Posted
    Nancy
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    I bought this as a gift for my daughter but she bought one before I could give it to her...she plugged it in to her iPhone and it was so easy...it downloaded all the pics and videos off the phone immediately and asked if she wanted them deleted from the phone or left there...she was thrilled as her phone was more than full...I haven't used the I bought for her yet but am keeping it for myself...just haven't had the need to use it....plus we both bought them on sale...what could be better!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SanDisk iXpand works great!

    Posted
    SpaceEnthusiast
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    Got the iXpand for my wife. Her iPhone and iPad were running out of storage. We've been paying monthly for additional iCloud storage. Now, with the iXpand, we can get the thousands of photos and tens of .MOV files off her devices, off iCloud and onto our PCs where we can better manage, backup and store those files. I bought the 32 GB iXpand. Now that I know it works so well I plan to get another one for me the next time I'm at Best Buy. I have a lot of SanDisk USB thumb drives, SD cards and microSD cards in my other devices and have never had with their performance or reliability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not the solution it promised to be

    Posted
    Local
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    It backed up 260 photos out of my 2700 after running for 3 hours. It drew my battery from 70 to 19% while copying these 260 photos. It connects in the slot where a charger would be plugged in, so I had to stop, charge, and start again. I set it to auto back-up when connected, but it doesn't copy anymore, instead it gives message that setting must be changed to allow access to photos - which I'd already done - and there is nothing more I can do to authorize access. Great concept, total bust.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but it works well

    Posted
    chucho320
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    It backs up and transfers my pics and videos well. It wants you to download sandisk's movie player to play everything by default, which is fine because it is a good player. The only problem I've had is that when trying to view the pics and videos from my iPhone on my iPad, the sandisk software crashes. I have yet to be able to use my iPad to view those pics and videos. Thankfully I can still see and retrieve them with my iPhone. I think I'm going to make a backup copy of this backup. You can never be too safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    meauho
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    The only negative is needing to download an app. I work with people who take photos as part of their job. Most of them are not tech savvy and have iPhones because their ease of use. Unfortunately, that means when they send me the photos, they do it 1 photo per email - so I get hundreds of emails a day flooding my inbox. I purchased this flash drive and now they load their photos on the drive. It has GREATLY cut down the amount of time they waste sending piles of emails and saves me from having to download them individually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to store photos

    Posted
    MemoryShopper
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    This easy to use flash drive is great. Just plug it into your iPhone or iPad and it'll download all your pictures and the data associated with each picture. It's so small and can hold lots of photos. Never worry about running out of memory on your phone. You can organize pictures into folders so they're easy to find. It also knows which photos have already been downloaded. It'll delete the photos off your device if you want. It's so small you can take it anywhere. Easy to figure out how to use, but instructions are on there if you get stuck. Great to give as gifts too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great item

    Posted
    aleman254
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    Finally. I don't have to plug in my iPhone to remove videos and pictures anymore. I don't have to deal with iTunes anymore. This is simple to use. You plug it in, download the app and start moving stuff around. It frees up space fast with no hassle. Then you plug it into your computer and save your stuff. I have not tried it with music but for videos and pictures it's awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend