SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB USB Flash Drive
Item location Sydney.
I friggin hate these things. I have soooo many, more then I need or will use but I see a new bargain go up and am like 'ohhhh, thats cheap' and have such a hard time saying no.
i know that feel bro
This one is really slow.
I wouldn't think it's isolated to just this Sandisk drive though. All USB thumbdrives which are physically restricted by size to only allow a small number of parallel channels access to the memory chips and to have an unsophisticated controller would probably suffer from poor speeds. The ideal scenario would be to match device I/O to the bus speed, and price accordingly. In saying that though, I have a 4GB one of these drives and it is SLOW on USB2. I can't imaging trying to copy more than 8GB at a time on these types of drives and I suspect that isn't what they have been designed for, but rather lots of small files where portability is the main driving factor. In that light and considering the price of SSD's, >$0.50/GB doesn't seem like that much of a good deal. I'll probably still buy one though as per Scampy's post. <end rant>
Nah, this one is just slow. I have this and Sandisk cruzer slice. They are exactly the same speed. Max out around 4MB/s write. But the price is very good. If you are only using it for office documents, it should be OK, but 32GB worth of office documents is a lot.
I agree with what zealmax said, i purchased one and the speed is just unbearable
+1 on this, I bought the same thing but in 8gb from OW. TERRIBLE SPEEDS and takes yonks just to copy a 2gb file!
I received one of these this week, bought off eBay. Write speeds are around 4mb/sec, which like others have said is unbearable. I recommend people buy the 32gb Patriot Xporter Rage "quad channel" from MSY for $40. Write speeds on that drive are around 22mb/sec. Sooooo much better!
But it's $40.
I'd pick the Sandisk then. Will provide you with a lot more time for decision-making, thumb-twiddling or however you prefer to exploit the power of being able to say "can't just yet - still waiting for this to finish copying" :)
Yeap, these flash drive are really really slow
yup, think sandisk should be use for 8gb - $6.80 from JB.
larger should get usb 3.0 version when it become cheaper. otherwise its Slooooooow
did someone say SLOW??
But cheap and 5 year warranty.
why would you care about warranty at this price?
YOU'RE a warranty at this price!
Quick question. Are these slow? ;-)
What makes you think that?
Quick question. Do you read people's comments?
Quick answer. Do understand irony?
That isn't an answer
Yep they are slow
The mainly reason why this flash drive is too slow because they are using TLC flash in this package (and maybe poor micro-controller in the same time). I admitted that most of the high capacity drives are using TLC more frequently, however, TLC is more likely in short lifespan so it is not recommended to use it in important data storage.
I got one Cruzer Blade 4GB drive last year and the plastic is very weak. It's a TLC flash as well.
Here is a link to let you know the differences between SLC, MLC, and TLC:
That's interesting, I didn't know that. But if you are looking at a pen drive that isn't really small or ridiculously cheap then how do you tell which technology it uses?
+1 for the plastic USB plug being so-so
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