SanDisk iXpand™ Drive

SanDisk iXpand™ Drive for Pc

  • Category: Productivity
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-17
  • Current version: 5.0.6
  • File size: 228.47 MB
  • Developer: SanDisk
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing SanDisk iXpand™ Drive on your Windows PC

Download SanDisk iXpand™ Drive for Windows: SanDisk iXpand™ Drive is an Productivity App, developed by SanDisk. The Productivity App was officially released 2016-03-11. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - SanDisk, with the latest current version being 5.0.6 which was officially released on 2018-10-17. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 10,827 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using SanDisk iXpand™ Drive on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install SanDisk iXpand™ Drive on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use SanDisk iXpand™ Drive for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type SanDisk iXpand™ Drive in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on SanDisk iXpand™ Drive application icon. A window of SanDisk iXpand™ Drive will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the SanDisk iXpand™ Drive icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About SanDisk iXpand™ Drive

Developer Description

SanDisk iXpand Drive App - When used with the iXpand™ Flash Drive, the iXpand Drive App makes it easy to back up, transfer and manage photos, videos and files between your iPhone, iPad and computers. What is the iXpand Flash Drive? It’s a flash drive for your iPhone and iPad that also works with computers. Connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad with the Lightning connector to quickly free up space on your device, or use the USB connector to quickly and securely transfer your photos and videos to your PC or Mac computer. To learn more about the iXpand Flash Drive go to Easy to Use: Connect the drive to your iPhone or iPad to launch the app. Once the app launches, you can set the app to automatically back up photos and videos from your camera roll to the drive. The app also makes it easy to watch videos or listen to music directly from the drive. And, to keep your content secure, the app lets you to encrypt files for transfer and storage between devices².  Features and Benefits:  • Free up space on your iPhone or Pad  • Automatically back up photos and videos from your camera roll • Watch movies directly from the drive (supports popular-formats³ • Transfer files to your computer at USB 3.0 speeds Support: Please visit SanDisk support at Object code repository - Company Info  SanDisk is a trademark of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates, registered in the United States and other countries. ©2018 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Legal ¹ Supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air™, iPad mini™, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad with Retina display, iPod® 5th Generation and newer, iOS8.2 required. ² Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by iOS 8.2, Mac OS X v10.8+ (Software download required for Mac, (see Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. ³ Support for .MP4, .MOV video formats. DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Check with the content provider for playback restrictions.

App Reviews

  • Doesn’t work for long videos on low memory phones

    By hopefully helpful critic
    There may be some customers out there who think, “this is a great idea to bypass my low available memory message on my phone and record long (large file size) videos.” If you have a iPhone which is one of the 8 GB or 16 GB, this product isn’t one you can use to record long videos. If you have a large amount of space on your phone available already for those long videos, this app will probably work great. But if you’re like me, and are trying to find a way to save large single video files straight to a computer via this flash drive, this isn’t the product for you. Even though there is an in-app camera that seems like it would do this, It still maxes off based on your phones available memory (not the flash drives). Great idea, hope to one day find a product to meet this need, because the iOS system keeps taking up way to much space on these low memory phones. 8GB and even 16GB phones doesn’t really give much room amymore.
  • It's just ok, I'm happy with it

    By Aloneinpain
    Unfortunate you can't save photos from within a text to ixpand. It takes you through all the steps to save so I know the ability is there, however inevitably every single time it will reveal ERROR -FAILED TO SAVE So you end up having to take the long route and save it to your photo library first (defeats the purpose when your intent is to free up your photo library) Then, with that, be prepared to save 1 picture at a time. It's so basic you are even unable to "select all" and move all photos from your photo library to ixpand. It only allows you to move 1-10 at a time. Not too great when you're trying to transfer 1,000 pictures With that being said, it does me ok. It's just if you're looking for something that's technologically "current" , this definately isn't it
  • iOS 11 hell and doesn’t hold screen rotation

    By Tezhan
    Worked well enough on iOS 10.3 to connect automatically. But going to iOS 11 it takes me 2-5 minutes. If it doesn’t connect by then then I need to force close the application and retry. Another 2-5 minutes more. The media player works well enough but I would like to see improvements in screen rotation and full screen selection. If I open file browser in upside down portrait screen mode, it’ll be ok until I open or play the file. It’ll flip back to rightside up after file is opened. The reason I hold it upside down is because USB drive gets in way of holding in original portrait mode. Similar issue when viewing files in landscape and depress full screen button. It’ll switch to full screen for portrait mode even though it would be best to keep landscape full screen.
  • Filename change is stupid

    By Baseball dad la
    Been using for a few years and loved it initially. Now, Sandisk decided to change the file name when files are manually copied to the drive. The file name is a very long series of random characters. No two are alike. You no longer can tell what the file name is. I asked customer support and confirm that change was by design. I can understand when 2 or more people share the same drive as some files could be overwritten when copied to another phone. Ok. I get that but why not just put the operators initials as part of the file name instead of 50 random characters. They have taken a major step backwards with this modification. Totally stupid idea. How about this, let the operator choose how to name the files as they are copied manually. If I could give 0 stars for this change then I could. This change does not warrant a 1 star.
  • Reliable backup

    By Msdio
    I have a 32G and 128G. They both work fine with my iPhone 6s. I have tried a few others. But this is the only one that stays working after iOS changes from 8, 9, to 10. Those made by other non-brand names just seem not able to keep up with the iOS changes. This stick also works fast. Almost plug and go. The one drawback is that it does heat up considerably when it's plugged in to the phone. Also, a nuisance is the clumsy way of navigating through picture albums. I have to keep scrolling to jump to the last picture of an album, which can take a while if there are thousands of pictures in that album.
  • Simple things don’t work well.

    By Richie510
    I bought the iXpand device because when I installed the app it showed up in the native files app. I thought it would let me just move arbitrary files easily from my email to the drive and visa versa. This is particularly useful for me when I’m working offsite in a factory. Instead, this app is 80% photos focused, and 20% I’m not sure about. Every time I try to copy a file from the drive to my phone it gives me an error that it cannot be added to my photos library. Duh. It is a text file. Just messing around with the app I went to my photos and it just hung for a long time. It did this several times in a row. So I disabled access to my photos, but then I could not move arbitrary files because the app could not access my photos. All I want is to be able to take files from a non network connected computer and email them from my phone, and visa versa. This app is just in the way of itself. Also the app looks like a slightly modern version of MySpace. This app needs to chill out. Ultimately, I will be able to move files around, but only with a lot of dumb pop ups and a stupid interface.
  • A Paradox

    By MokiMokChan
    Just bought this, and when I went to copy less than 15 files, it would only do 4. I tried several times, but still it did not work. Did some reading, and apparently it really doesn't work right if iCloud is set up. And if I turn off iCloud, I will not have have access to the photos. That’s what I would call a paradox - cant fix something without breaking another. However, I DID find a way around this I believe. If I go through my photos, I can upload then from there (like I was sending a message). It also saves the correct file name. It’ll just be time consuming this way.
  • Claude

    By cdarvinsawyer
    Wow!!! This has been a long waited for device. SanDisk really pushed the bar up with this device. The 32 flash drive is small, convenient, and economical. If you have been thinking about purchasing a new phone with more memory pump your brakes and slow your roll. SanDisk Flash Drive is your answer. It works excellent with Apple Devices (iPad, IPhone, and Mack) plus your home PC. However, you cannot save files from your home PC on to this device, but you can open files that you saved from your Apple Devices for viewing on your home PC. Enjoy and have fun!!!
  • Love this thing

    By WelKnown Gohd
    This is such a great item I use if for various tasks and I gotta say it performs very well. I must also say that this could be perfect if it had the ability to automatically run software on it like iOS updates and auto backups without the app being installed first. I fix phones so getting an auto backup is something that could be the best feature for this device. Make it so I can get my job done faster and easier and trust me your device will sell off the shelves of every retailer known to man!! I rate this as the very far.
  • Five Stars - Long Review

    By TheNewGuyHere
    Hi, folks. I just got this app today, to go with my new 64-Gig SanDisk iXpand drive, used with my old iPhone 5s, which runs iOS 11.4. This is the updated June 2018 version of the iXpand app. It works fine, simple and easy to use. It seems to address every complaint by prior reviewers. I was worried by their reviews, but didn’t need to be. It works great, you can back up some or all at one time. There are several choices. You don’t have to backup a mirror image copy of all your gallery photos, unless you want to. You should practice backing up one or two files (photos, etc), or look through all the menu items, before making a big backup. It appears that you can back up any files you create, though I just backed up photos. It’s fast, easy and quite nice. I’m comfortable saying it really is five stars, with the June 2018 update (never saw older version).