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Sony 8GB Microvault USB Flash Drive for Smartphone (USM8SA1/B)

by Sony

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8 GB
  • Transfer files between your smartphone, computer or tablet using the dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connections
  • Compatible with most Android TM devices for easy content transfer
  • Backup and transfer photos or video content from your smartphone or tablet to PC
  • Store your favorite photo/video/music files on the Smartphone USB and enjoy them on your smartphone or tablet
  • Smartphone USB makes sharing photos and videos between two smartphones quick and easy
  • Downloadable File Manager software - Easily manage all of your files from your smartphone or tablet. Search, copy, delete, playback and sort your files with ease. The File Manager application is free to download from Google Play
  • Lockable rotating cap and LED light indicating data transfer
  • USB2.0 compatible
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Technical Details

Capacity: 8 GB

Product Details

Capacity: 8 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00HWL99XY
  • Item model number: USM8SA1/B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2014

Product Description

Capacity: 8 GB

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Sony make believe

Smartphone USB transfers files between your smartphone, computer or tablet using its dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connections. It is compatible with most Android devices1 for easy content transfer, no cords or network required.

SmartPhoneUSB




Technology



Two-In-One Design for Easy Transfer and Backup

Transfer and backup files between your smartphone, computer or tablet using the dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connections1.

Easy Storage

Store your favorite photo/video/music files on the Smartphone USB and enjoy them on your smartphone or tablet.

Easy Sharing

Smartphone USB makes sharing photos and videos between two smartphones quick and easy.


Stylish and Compact

Available in 3 fashionable colors and very compact, Smartphone USB features a lockable rotating cap with strap hole for convenient carrying and an LED light that indicates data transfer.

Downloadable File Manager Software

Easily manage all of your files from your smartphone or tablet. Search, copy, delete, playback and sort your files with ease. The File Manager application is free to download from Google Play.

Smartphone USB

Available in three capacities, 8, 16 and 32GB2 and three stylish colors, violet, black, and white, Smartphone USB is an easy way to transfer data back and forth between your smartphone and computer.


1. Before you use Micro Vault USM-SA1, please check the Android version of your smartphone or tablet to confirm your device supports the USB Storage function and OS Google Android 4.0.3 or later. Please do not use Micro Vault USM-SA1 to connect PC/smartphone/tablet at the same time. This product can be used with USB Flash Drive compatible Android smartphones and tablets. Lock the cap before connecting USM-SA1 to the PC.

2. Capacity is based on 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions and therefore usable storage capacity will be less.

Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Google Android 4.0.3 or later.


Customer Reviews

While I wish it had a cap, so the USB plug was protected, I suppose that would just be one more thing for me to lose.
Trisine
The drive works as any flash drive but allows you to use the micro usb to plug into smart phones and tablets allowing you to use it as an expanded drive.
Amazon Customer
Bottom Line: The Sony Microvault drive works great for transferring data between my computer, phone, and various tablets.
NLee the Engineer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By NLee the Engineer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 12, 2014
Size Name: 32 GB
I discovered the Sony 32GB Microvault USB Flash Drive(USM32SA1/B) during an Amazon "Deal of the Day" sale. It looks like such a neat gadget for transferring data between my computer/phone/tablets that I just have to try it. The device works exactly as expected - with a little 'twist'.

First thing I tried was to pull off the cover for the micro-USB port. It won't come off! Then I looked at the back of package and learned that it is 'twist-off' cap, not a pull-off cap ('DOH' moment!) This makes perfect sense when I think about it, since otherwise the cap would come off every time I unplug this drive from USB port.

Next, I inserted the microvault drive into the micro-USB port of my Samsung Galaxy S3. The 'My Files' app pops up automatically, showing '/storage/UsbDriveA' (the microvault drive). Now I can navigate between Device storage (phone's internal memory), SD memory card, and the external USB drive. I can also freely copy or move files from one storage to another. It is all very intuitive.

One important spec missing from the Amazon product description is the data transfer speed. I tested the read/write speed of this drive on my computer with USB 2.0 port. According to CrystalDiskMark:
- Sequential Read = 23.4MB/s
- Sequential Write = 12.9MB/s
(See the screenshot I uploaded to `Customer Images' section for details)

This performance is equivalent to that of a 'class-10' memory card. It is actually faster than most of my old USB 2.0 flash drives. For example, the
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 22, 2014
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I am not sure why more manufacturers have not thought about this since all smartphones went to universal micro USB but Sony has and as usual with little fanfare. Sony has a habit of coming out with innovative gadgets but does not really advertise them. Only to have other manufacturers copy them.

This little flash drive is attractive and uses normal 2.0 USB on one side and a micro USB under the cap on top. It's made of plastic and super light. It's ultra portable and also looks great attached to a laptop. It can conceivably stay attached to almost any gadget permanently without having to take it out when you have take your phone, tablet or laptop. It can pretty much stay attached. The drive works as any flash drive but allows you to use the micro usb to plug into smart phones and tablets allowing you to use it as an expanded drive. It stores everything a normal flash drive stores. This is so awesome for smart phones and laptops making it extremely convenient to take content from your pc and transfer it to your cell phone and tablet, or to simply play from the usb. It is small enough to just leave attached to the usb and play back directly from the usb so you don't have to use any space on your phone or tablet.

You also have the option to download a file manager app on the play store. The app is slightly useful but not required although if you want to open files documents more easily it might help. In terms of music pictures and video, it automatically shows up on your phone. The file manager makes it easy to search your phone, micro sd and usb media. I read on the play store that some people without experia phones were experiencing problems. Since I have a sony experia I have had not issues but cannot speak for other phones. But like I said, the app is not necessary.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Steven S. Abadi on March 31, 2014
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
this is a very cool USB flash drive! first of all i got it as a lightning deal, second it performs beautifully, and third it has a micro USB on the other end so i can plug it into my phone. its so awesome in so many way i cant explain. i cant explain how much i use this. i travel alot, so what i do is i put a movie on this drive and plug it into my phone and watch it on the airplane! VERY AWESOME ITEM!! A must have
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By l2 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 10, 2014
Size Name: 32 GB
After reading the comments here, I decided to not bother with the Sony software. I installed "Nexus Media Importer" from the Google Android app store and it automatically detects and mounts the Sony device. I can read and write files with no problem, including playing audio and video files without copying them to the phone memory. On my PC, the Sony device mounts like any other flash drive. I would give this 5 stars if it was $30 (and if it came with better instructions), but the $45 price seems high for what is essentially a flash drive with a micro-USB port. You can get the same functionality (in a larger form factor) by using a regular flash drive and an OTG cable (sold here on Amazon for less than $2).

EDIT: I'm still happy with this device, but since writing this review, I've noticed that several other companies (SanDisk and others) have come out with similar products (flash drives with both micro and regular USB connectors). Sony has reduced their price to be competitive. Shop around; I expect functionality is similar.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MoBaKy on May 5, 2014
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
this is a very small and compact flash drive. on one side you have a regular USB plug and a Micro-USB which great from transferring files from your pc to your phone or just to keep extra files that you use often with you, so when you need them, you just plug this little magic thing
highly recommended
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