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Is your cloud storage no longer free?

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For the last five years, consumers – across operating systems have relied on limited internal phone storage and free cloud storage for data backup and safe-keeping. It was an interesting proposition for Indian customers but only till it was free. Now, users are looking out for alternatives to get rid of monthly subscriptions and brands such as WD and SanDisk have a plethora of storage solutions. The one-time investment against monthly subscription helps users save on their recurring expenses and allows them to travel with their data wherever they like. Here are a few solid recommendations:


SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe for Apple Devices

Apple users are in a constant conundrum when it comes to backing up their personal data and chances are that your iPhone has reached its maximum storage capacity in the first few months itself. A one stop hassle free solution is the recently launched SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe.

This is Western Digital’s first flash-drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors that allows users to save and back up their data without fuss. It provides a sleek experience to seamlessly access and move files between Apple™ devices, and USB Type-C devices, including Android™ smartphones. If you want to free up space and/or automatically back up your content without the headache of a poor internet connection, this drive is a must-have.

Price - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants | Rs 4,449, Rs 5,919 and Rs 8,999 respectively on Amazon India
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SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe for Type C Android™ Smartphones

Content creators, especially those creating over their smartphones love to keep stock of their old archives. Moreover, with high megapixel cameras and ultra HD experience in today’s smartphones, the content created requires huge storage capacities. The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe is a perfect fit for you if you own a Type-C device and love creating content.

Basis a CMR Report for Smartphone Import Tracking Q1’21, 55% of smartphones feature a USB Type-C interface and this high-capacity storage solution enables content transfer between USB Type-C devices seamlessly. The high-performance USB comes in a sleek all-metal casing and has a read speed of up to 150MB/s. You can now capture more images and simply view them on all your devices!

Price - 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities; introductory price of INR 856 for the 32GB version and INR 11,813 for the 1TB version
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WD My Cloud Home for Shared Storage

Our data is often scattered across devices and various storage solutions. With Cloud services getting paid, users will now look for a unified solution for their data and, WD My Cloud Home has got your back (UP)!

It is a great personal cloud storage device that automatically backs up data from all your devices – not just the ones wired onto your home network, but also over the Internet. You can additionally give access to your family members and use it as a shared central repository while maintaining privacy. It's like a cloud storage service, only it’s a physical box that lives in your house. You buy it once and keep it forever instead of paying a monthly membership price. Additionally, you can access everything saved from anywhere at any point of time seamlessly using the My Cloud Home Mobile App.

Price - Starting from Rs 12,899 for the 2TB version and available up till 12TB
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SanDisk Extreme microSDXC™ UHS-I CARD

SD cards are your one-stop solution to provide huge storage space for both professional and personal consumption, that too in a compact size. Moreover, the ease of data transferability at much higher speeds, makes MicroSD cards your ideal partner.

Such is the case with SanDisk Extreme microSDXC™ UHS-I CARD which ensures extreme speeds for fast transfer, app performance - ideal for your Android™ smartphone, action cameras or drones. This high-performance microSD card is equipped to perform 4K UHD video recording, full HD video, and high-resolution photos. Plus, it’s A2-rated, so you can get fast application performance for exceptional smartphone experience.

Price - Available on Amazon at Rs 1,590 for 64GB up to 1TB capacity at Rs 18,702
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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Portfolio

SSDs are rapidly bringing about paradigm changes in the future of storage owing to their ease. It's important that your data is protected and accessible to you always, irrespective of your internet connectivity. Specially designed for travel enthusiasts, photographers and videographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs are for those who don’t like to slow down.

These SSDs come with enhanced performance allowing users to move files faster and edit right from the drive. The SanDisk Extreme SSDs have a tough rubberized coating that can withstand impacts, as well as an IP55 rating that protects it from water and dust along with added protection from shocks. With an extremely portable body, these storage devices are the perfect companion for hustlers.

Price - 500GB for Rs 7,999, 1TB at Rs 12,999 and 2TB for Rs 27,499, + 4TB model. PRO version - 1TB for Rs 19,999 and 2TB for Rs 34,999.