SanDisk - iXpand 32GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive

Transfer files between your iPad, iPhone and computer without the hassle of email or cloud options by using the SanDisk iXpand flash drive. Like standard flash drives, it has a USB connection for your computer. The SanDisk iXpand flash drive also has a lightning connection for iOS devices so moving files between phones, tablets and computers is easy.
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  • SanDisk iXpand 32GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1421 out of 1544)

Features


32GB 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

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1545 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Removing the device makes is simple enough, but we dropped and lost it the very first day because of its small size and no way to secure it to anything.Archael
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Way to Transfer Windows and Apple Files

    Posted
    RichMad
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    Makes it easy to transfer images and other files from Windows to Apple and back. Works like any other flashdrive except that it has both USB and Apple Lightening connectors built in to this one item. It's design is obviously innovative in that is is curved at one end. This curve creates a spring action that allows the Apple connector to bend a fair distance allowing the iConnect to mate with an Apple device even when the Apple is in a protective case. For non-Windows devices, must have the iConnect app installed.Windows does not need the app as it sees the iConnect as a regular USB flash drive. The app is moderately easy to use allowing copying or viewing files on the device you are connected to. Photos images can be copied then viewed on an Apple device even if the iConnect has been removed BUT documents such as DOC or PDF's can be read on an Apple device only when the iConnect is attached to the Apple. You can use the Apple to read the documents but they are actually stored and being read on the iConnect itself. You can choose to have photo images stored either on the device the iConnect is attached to or leave them and view them on the iConnect itself. This may be preferred if you want to view the same images on several devices. The iConnect is acceptably fast in viewing and in transferring. If you expect to store a lot of images etc on the iConnect, be sure to get an iConnect with enough capacity. The app settings allow automatic copy and transfer of an iPhone photo Camera Roll, or you can select to transfer only new images or manually select images for transfer. If you want to take photos on an Apple device but anticipate viewing them or transferring them to another device, or if the Apple is short of storage space, you can set an option to take the photo with the iPad or phone but have the images stored on the iConnect and not the phone. Of course this is possible only if you have the iConnect connected to the Apple device when taking the photos. If you want a tether cord for around the neck or to make the device easy to find in a backpack or drawer, look for the almost hidden cord connector on one side of the iConnect. A SanDisk employee did not even know the hook existed until he saw the cord on my iConnect. In summary, the iConnect is a nicely designed, easy to use gadget for anyone moving between Apple and Windows or even between two Apple devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally an Easy Way to Save iPhone Photos

    Posted
    CondoQueen
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    Since I no longer use my point and shoot camera for photos and rely solely on my iPhone, I need an easy and reliable method to save/store all those photos. Sandisk has at long last solved that problem. Lat year, I bought the wireless version, but it wasn't convenient to use. This new Sandisk lightening flash drive is what they should have made all along. All one has to do is download the appropriate app, then open the app, plug the device into the lightening slot, allow it to access your photos and within 5 minutes all 1000 of my photos were saved. Note: Be sure to select the white "Do not delete" if you still want to keep them on your phone. The other end is the use slot which allows you to transfer them to your PC. I also used the usb drive to transfer many favorite personal videos back onto the device so I could watch them either on my iPad or iPhone. Definitely a must have device even with whatever cloud you use since you can be sure your media is saved safely and on a physical device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works ok...

    Posted
    StevieD
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    Bought this to unload photos due to limited storage with iphone. Worked great the first two times and then stopped. most of the time when i plugged it in it would say "preparing content" and would not stop till i detached hard drive. Was unable to plug in and transfer photos using scandisk app. after reading comments on line some suggested opening photo album, selecting photos and then hit the sharing bottom. so rather than emailing photos to myself i looked for the ixpand icon. Tap this button and it comes up with "preparing" next tell ixpand which folder you want photos to be dropped. You can create your own if you need to keep track of photos. Photos are quickly transferred over. It's a slow work around but it does the trick. Also does your contact back up and can transfer photos or docs from flash drive to iphone. One feature that i do like is the ability to transfer video and photos directly to the flash drive. Click on camera icon in upper left corner of app. Camera starts working but you can only take photos or video. No slo mo, time lapse, square or pano. Everything is store on flash drive...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little device!

    Posted
    mom2boyz
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    My phone storage was full and I was constantly needing to delete things in order to take more pictures. I did not necessarily want to just download them on my computer so after some research on the internet I found this little device. It's so easy to use. Just plug it into your phone and it asks you to download the Sandisk iXpand app. After that it's as simple as following the prompts. It transfers all photos, videos, and files to the USB drive and then have the option to delete off your phone what was transferred and saved. No computer required so this can be done anywhere or anytime. You can then transfer to another phone or computer. Great for travellers or for someone wanting to back up their phone, iPad or computer. You can even download movies to it and then plug it into your device to watch on the go. So glad I found this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost a necessity for the 16GB iPhone

    Posted
    WSohn
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    A few years back my mother in law wanted to get her first smartphone as she was the only one left in her circle of friends with a basic flip phone. She wanted an iPhone as everyone was sending pictures back and forth and discovering the internets. I recommended to my wife that we should get her the 64GB version to which she replied, "she'll never use that much..." Famous last words... fast forward to today, she snaps pictures of EVERYTHING and her phone is packed to the brim. This little drive gives her a way to automatically offload pictures onto it and she can easily dump them onto her computer when she gets home. The drive's software is simple to use and once setup it is literally plug and play. For those that have made the mistake of getting the 16GB iPhone 6 this will give you the breathing room you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but software is a problem

    Posted
    fncurtis
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    I read about this memory stick on line and liked the idea of backing up my iPhone and transferring photos to my computer. Backing up the photos was easy and worked well. I only had a few photos so it did not take long. I have since read reviews that the transfer of large numbers is slow. My first problem was that the USB 3 plug would not fit in my USB2 socket on the front of the computer. There has never been a problem with other USB 3 plugs. I solved it by using an extension cable. I transferred the photos from the memory stick to the computer and opened them up in my photo browser app. The first thing I noticed was that the names of the photos had been changed from the IMG###.jpg set by the iPhone to a bunch of letters and numbers. I also noted tat the original photo date had been changed to the date of copying the photos. This was unacceptable to me. I filed a question on the manufacturers web site and heard nothing so I returned the item to Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Idea, Almost Perfect Execution

    Posted
    Mehrmehr
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    When my brother first told me about this product, I was skeptical. Despite being a tech addict even I had barely heard or saw anything about Lightning flash drives. With it being a relatively new product the price for early adoption is a bit high unless you can catch a temporary price drop. The free app you get to download after plugging it into the iPhone or iPad's lightning port is simplistic to use. I hope they intend on updating it over time with more features. One of the main issues I have is that (for now) the only data that can be moved from the phones are photos. When in the app you are able to take photos and videos and save them directly to the memory card, and you can move them over to the phone later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good idea but...

    Posted
    Cwar
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    I was looking for a way to store some photos off my phone to free space. I decided to try this, and it does what they say it does. I was able to save photos to the flash drive and erase them, BUT.... The thing I didn't like was the way the app is laid out is a little confusing. Also I didn't think of this when I decided to try this, when you save to the flash, erase the pic from your phone, then reinstall it back to the phone it is placed as a new picture. So if you like the location and other info that Apple attaches, organizes your photos based on, well you'll lose it. I tested the flash drive by finding a few random "I don't know why I kept this" photos from various points in my timeline. After transferring deleting and reinstalling them on the phone they were listed as the most recent photos and at my current location.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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