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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 2207 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Drawbacks

    Posted
    jrodi
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    After recently purchasing this item, I finally was able to use it today for the first time. I immediately noticed a drawback – it seems as though you have to keep the app open and the screen unlocked in order for it to download photos/videos from your phone onto the device. Well that's just not always possible, and it's certainly sucks up most of your battery life. Drawback to that? You can't charge it since the charge port is being used by the device! So, so far I can't quite tell if I like this product or not. Seems like it will be a great investment if it works properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Files OK, but Music and Photos, not so much

    Posted
    rich9

    My primary purpose for this device was to carry PC files on it when I travel abroad, thus making my IPad Mini a surrogate home PC. The drive performed that very well --- 5 stars. But --- trying to load and play music, for example, was impossible. It would not recognize music I had loaded (mp3's) from the PC and would not delete them on the IXpand. Photos: I selected 147 from the IPad to move to IXpand; it moved only 100 randomly. I will play with it some more, but for Music and Photos --- software failure. SandDisk must learn it is in the Software business too!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 29 days

    Posted
    Bruce
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    This product was great at first did everything it was supposed to do. Then after 29 days it ffailed to read. after wasting an hour in chat and another 30 minutes online with SanDisk support their answer was take it back or send it back. Best Buy was great about returning the product after the 15 day policy. They exchanged it for me I and I can't complain there. great customer service for a change !! got another one will see how this one does. However if it stays working it's very convenient for your iOS device To free up memory

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy, Quick Transfer of Files and Photos

    Posted
    SCPRINTS
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    I was looking for a way to take a lot of photos and other files off of my iPhone and store them on my MacBook. This is the best solution I've found. Once you download the free software, it's a simple process to select files you want to transfer from the iPhone and put them onto this device, and then transfer them to a desktop or a laptop computer. You can select to either delete the files and photos from your phone after they are copied onto the device or to keep them on your phone. This is a simple, easy way to do the job and I recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super convenient!

    Posted
    Larry
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    I bought my first iXpand drive about a year ago, since then I have bought four more, one for every member of my family. I have told no less than 100 people about it. I keep mine on my key chain. It is 100% reliable and in a world with both Apple and PC devices, this drive is the perfect bridge. I would never buy a regular thumb drive again. Not only does it store music and photos, but it also stores files like a regular thumb drive. When I travel I load up 4 or 5 movies and watch them in my iPad. Too cool! Super convenient! Everyone needs at least one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for its advertised purpose

    Posted
    CantStopTakingThingsapart
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    The only issue I had with the product is mainly an iOS / PC incompatibility in general when it comes to file management; however, I believe theres 3rd party applications that may be able to handle non-ios native files better. Theres still research to be done on my part to get a definite idea of the drives limitations. Ill do my best to update this when and if I spend more time checking out different apps and workarounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Backup photos from iPhone

    Posted
    Henry
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    I used it one time to transfer photos from my iPhone to the iXpand device. I connected the iXpand to my Mac and transferred to photos to Photos on the Mac. I deleted several folders of pictures that come with the iXpand but it did not increase the available memory. To fix that, with the iXpand connected, press Shift-Command-. (period) to show hidden files. Open the Trash folder and delete all the photos. The available space will be almost the capacity of the iXpand device. With that little trick, this device will do a great job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iphone flash drive!

    Posted
    Rcross
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    This is a great iPhone Drive. I have the Android flash drive for my phone too and it works great. The only problem I find with this iphone drive is that you have to add an app to use it. When you use the Android one you don't need an app you can just automatically use it from the get-go. Either way this flash drive is awesome and convenient. We were able to free up memory on the phone. We don't back anything up to cloud for privacy reasons and this is a convenient way to save files, pictures and videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It heats up while uploading to PC

    Posted
    Solange2328
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    Another gimmick its not a perfect solution to iPhone storage it's easily store photos/music on this flash drive but transferring them to my personal PC it heats up. I'm really concerned that it might erase my stored photos/video and whenever I upload anything from this flash drive to my PC I have to make it as fast as I can. I paid so much for this and this shouldn't happen, its just another headache I have to live with while using this iXpand flash drive. There you have it, not so perfect memory/storage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love our iXpand!

    Posted
    PC326
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    My fiancé and I love the iXpand. We have a 9-month-old and take pictures and videos daily. We do not have WiFi so purchasing more space on our iPhones would be redundant. We are able to plug the iXpand into our phones, complete a quick transfer (regardless of # of photos/videos, the transfer is quick) and open-up more space on our phones. Then we both have access to all the photos and videos at anytime which makes for easy photo-sharing. We will definitely be investing in another soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great way to free up needed memory!

    Posted
    Fergy80
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    I have an iPhone 5S and it doesn't have much memory left. To help out I purchased the ScanDisk to move my Music and Videos to get mor available space. Actually it was my second choice but the other brand I purchased wouldn't work for me. After downloading the app for this unit it worked perfectly. I gave it 4 of 5 stars due to the effort to mount the device on my phone with the Otterbox case. Otherwise it would be a perfect 5. This device does everything it is supposed to and has an easy to use interface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works...sometimes

    Posted
    Tobie
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    This drive worked fine the first few times, but after having it a few weeks, it gives me problems every time. It freezes up, the app restarts, it won't move some files (some are .mov, some are .jpg). I think it might be an issue with photos being on the cloud and not physically on the device I'm pulling them from. I'm frustrated every time I use this thumbdrive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the solution for me.

    Posted
    Turquoise
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    Bought it to free up space on an older iPhone. Wasn’t aware it would only free up pics I had made with my camera, not others I had downloaded. Changed the way I had my photos organized and that was not a pleasant situation, not was it an easy lt fix. Would not recommend it IF your needs were same as mine. It may be wonderful for any other purpose. It was easy to use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works well with my iPhone and iPad

    Posted
    lmtodd51
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    I wasn't sure how well this would work, but it worked well. I did have a learning curve on it. It does not function like any other USB thumb drive. On Apple products, you have to transfer files using the app. When I connect it to my Windows PC, it shows up as a USB drive in File Explorer. Once I got use to that, everything worked fine. I just noticed that the retail price was $59.99. I got it on Black Friday for $29.99. I feel much better about it now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well Enough (but)

    Posted
    Delta
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    The 32GB iXpand drive is certainly much MUCH better than the 128GB version, mostly in the fact that the 32GB version works. The 128GB versions simply do not work and result in requesting an immediate RMA from Sandisk. Stay away from those. The 32GB one works well enough, with one catch - the app copying your photo files cannot handle the iPhone/iPad display going to sleep while running. If it does go to sleep, the copy either aborts or doesn't complete properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    making the most of my iPhone

    Posted
    jphammer
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    hoping to use for backing up photos and sharing photos when I am out of cell phone range. I have not had much time to play with all the features. The auto backup of photos is nice. I like my SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick better so far but that needs to be powered. I do like that the iXpand fits on my iPhone with the case i used. The first time you use the iXpand make sure you phone is fully charged. backing up photos is very slow and no way to charge the phone when the lighting port is blocked

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Frees up iPhone Memory

    Posted
    Tony
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    iPhones especially recent models, never seem to have enough memory. This 32 GB thumb drive has both USB and Lightning connectors and it allows the user to free up memory by moving content from an iPhone (models from 6 through 10) - or any Apple product using a Lightning interface - to an external device regardless of the operating system it employs. It's a great way to extend the useful life of an iPhone and move an iPhone's content to where it's needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work for iTunes movies

    Posted
    SanDiskuser
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    It works fine for copying photos and videos. BUT, you cannot copy and play iTunes movies to it. iTunes codes their movies which won't play on this device. Also, it is flexible to work with an Otterbox case, but you have to fold the charger cover way back and flex the drive to get it to plug in. It works, but I wonder how many times I can get away with this before the case cover tab breaks off. Disappointed about the iTunes issue, but it does what it is advertised to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage for photos

    Posted
    HappyPurchaser
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    SanDisk - iXpand 32GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive does what the description says it does! Versatile to transfer photos to different devices, easy to use, allows you to save space to continue taking lots of photos. As long as you have Wi-Fi to transfer photos to another device and delete them from your phone for space to capture more great moments. Great to use when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sandisk iExpand

    Posted
    lnbrotherlaserprinter2016
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    This little thumb drive is the best ! It connects to the lightning port of an iPhone. Copying photos and files from the iPhone to the iExpand drive could not be more simple. You can back up all of your photos just in case your phone gets lost or damaged. Great for use when on vacation ! It even gives you the option of deleting the copied photos off your iPhone to free up space. Great product and very easy to use ! Highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend