SanDisk - iXpand 128GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive

Never run out of space on your iPad or iPhone while using this SanDisk iXpand flash drive. The Lightning connector provides super-fast transfers, letting you stream movies and music directly from the drive to your device. Manage this 128GB SanDisk iXpand flash drive's content remotely by using the iXpand Sync mobile app to store, organize or transfer data.
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What's Included


  • SanDisk iXpand 64GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (205 out of 221)

Features


128GB storage capacity

Offers ample space for music, photos, videos and other files.

Lightning and USB 3.0 connectors*

For true flexibility and really fast connection.

Password protection

You can share your content while keeping sensitive files secure.

Automatic backup function

Offers an easy way to free up space on your device.

USB 3.0 and Lightning high-speed transfers

Provides fast transfer speeds up to 70MB/s. The drive is also backward-compatible with USB 2.0.

Supports a variety of file formats (wmv, avi, mkv, mp4, and mov)

For easy video streaming.

Compact and lightweight design

Provides portability and allows to capture a lot of photos and videos wherever you go.

Flexible Lightning connector

For convenient use with most iPhone and iPad cases.

iXpand Drive App compatible

Helps to easy manage photos and videos, watch videos directly from the drive, and even take videos from the app and save them directly onto the drive.

*One connector used at a time.


Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the better lightning flash drives

    Posted
    Richard5739
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    I bought this iXpand 128 GB lightning flash drive during the Black Friday weekend. A couple days earlier, on Thanksgiving, i bought the iPad 5th Generation 32GB in silver. I opted for 32GB over the 128 GB 5th Generation iPad. Because of the Black Friday deal on the lightning flash drive and the iPad, I got both items for a little less than the full price of the 32GB iPad. I bought the iPad mainly for an online store that I plan on opening soon, and I needed a way to edit photos of my items (I want to be able to crop photos and make photo montages). The app store offers various Photoshop apps for free, and that was a plus because I did not want to purchase the software for my aging PC laptop. I also needed a way to transfer photos taken from my Nikon DSLR to my laptop, then from my laptop to my iPad, so the iXpand lightning flash drive seemed like the best option. Besides transferring of photos, I can also backup the files in one convenient place without having to spend a monthly charge for more iCloud space. I've read that his drive is good for photos and music, as well as copying movies onto it, but my iPad is now only being used for my business, I was hoping that I could store apps on the drive and run them from the drive on the iPad, but I don't think that's possible. And since my iPhone only has 16 GB of space, I stream my music rather than buying music. I've also read that it's possible to transfer Microsoft Word files from your computer and open them up on your iPad, but the reverse does not work. So if you buy this lightning flash drive, know that it does have limitations. There is also another lightning flash drive that I was considering from a different company. I liked that one because it could also be used to charge your iDevice as well, but the maximum storage space is only 64GB and I wanted 128GB of space. Although 64 GB is sufficient, I'm thinking long-term, and 128GB of space for around $25 more than the 64 GB lightning flash drive was more appealing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do.

    Posted
    JonTnewuser
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The company that makes this has a vary good reputation. This drive I got, is for back up of my new Apple IPad 10.5 Pro. I am an old stick in the mud and do not like cloud storage. They say it is encrypted. That is all good and well but someone may at some time unencrypt those files. I just think if I do my own back ups they would have to steal this drive from me and then unencrypt the drive. It is not that I have all that important information because I do not. I just do not believe in putting my information out there at risk. I personally do not understand Facebook and sites like that. My personal information is just that and is not out there for everyone to see. Apple has the cloud for back ups No Can Do with Apple cloud. Well, now you know way I got this drive for the IPad and it works just fine and why would it not. It is strait forward. Pretty simple anymore. Now, The Apple IPad is another story. I have been a Windows person forever. I understand windows pretty well but am not an expert! Apple has a different idea and it is not so easy to understand when one is used to windows and older like I am. I am sure it will come with time and use of this IPad. It is a learning curve that I did not expect! The drive work great and does what it is designed for. I have no problems with the drive but now Apple IPad is another story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just Buy It!!!

    Posted
    Shacks
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This surely helps , when you have freezed storage i.e. not upgradeable phone. Had picked an iphone 7 plus with 32gb , and storage was an issue with my huge collections. Looked for an alternative and found this, how grateful iam to this product,The curled end with the Lightning connector is slightly flexible, and you can tuck the connector into a receptacle on the body when not in use. The Lightning connector and flexible curl are designed to work even with iPhones or iPads that are in relatively thick cases.You can slip the new iXpand into any pocket and not worry about it.Unlike, other brands, iXpand does not need a battery. The iXpand's capacity can be accessed only through SanDisk's own app. You'll be prompted to download it from the App Store when you first plug the iXpand into a new device File handling seemed fine, and didn't run into any major limitations with the app's capabilities. The camera module mimics the iOS app but is fairly basic in terms of features. browsing through files on the drive by folder, and there are special views for photos, music, and movies which let you preview media and sort by attributes such as artist or genre Man , Just buy it. waiting for next product which can combine both lightning charge and listening audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Was hopeful...

    Posted
    Craigers82
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Up front, you can only store photos/videos/music you take. You can not store anything from the App/ITunes stores on this. I had been waiting for a product like this to come to market that actually had iOS phone support (there are readers out there but will only work with iPad). The app is easy to navigate, however, it crashes... often. This tool is useful, however, if you are trying to transfer large amounts of photos/videos at one time it begins to have issues. The only way for your iOS device to recognize the Iexpand is to delete and reinstall the app and start over. A hassle at best. The ONLY reason I would recommend this is there are no better options available at this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great for backing-up media but slow

    Posted
    SoDakLoon
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought the Ixpand 128gb on-sale off best buy online. Great product for the price. It has plenty of storage space for movies, music, pictures, etc. and definitely makes transferring media from 1 device to another a breeze. My only complaint is that is it slow during the initial set-up process and when its backing-up a device. However, it handles large single file transfers (such as a large video file or a movie) easily. In sum, my experience has been if it is used to move media from computer to ipad/iphone, or vice versa, performance is excellent. If used to back-up media &/or contacts on ipad/iphone, its turtle-slow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little gadget!

    Posted
    msmelly
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    I purchased this drive for a long trip that I was going on. I uploaded about 30 movies on it which I was able to watch from any device including my iPhone. The best part about it was that as I took photos on my iPhone during my trip I was able to upload them right away to the drive straight from my phone which helped to free up a lot of storage. Copying files from my phone took minimal time. The app was really easy to use. I am so so pleased with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works great when it works...support is an issue.

    Posted
    MikeT
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    I've had it for less than a month so I asked to have it returned for either repair or exchange under warranty. I contacted support and I feel like I'm going in circle after 3 or 4 days of questions. Why can't I just send it to Sandisk and let me know what the problem is? If this happened on the 2nd day I would have given them 4 stars, My issue isn't the product, its the support that needs work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to have for replacing your phone.

    Posted
    Gambit
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    My mom dropped her phone in water but we were able to get it dry in time before it was damaged for good. I backed up her photos and contacts shortly after that on the iXpand. Shortly after that, her phone bit the dust and I had to get it replaced. When it came in, I set it up and put all of her photos and contacts in her new phone with ease. Clearly one of the smartest purchases I've made.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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