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SanDisk Ultra Fit USB3 Flash Drive 64GB US $25 (~AU $34.45), 128GB US $34.85 (~AU $48) Shipped @ Amazon

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This would go great with a tablet or laptop but i'm buying this to keep in my wallet for emergencies.
Wireless1.com.au has it for $55 shipped but even after conversion it should work out to be at least $5 cheaper through amazon (including delivery). Standard Amazon shipping was $5.11 USD for me and it'll probably be similar to other places.
As Clear said in his post its recommended that you use 28 Degrees for for better conversion rates.

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Results of review: Read speeds ~110mb/s, Write speeds ~ 60mb/s

Sandisk 64GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Sandisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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  • +28 votes

    Be warned: These little drives get as hot as hell!

    I bought one a few deals ago. Sure, it's compact, but heat and USB drives DO NOT MIX.

    The heat isn't as bad when connected as a USB 2.0 drive, but when moving large movie files over USB 3.0, it's borderline too hot to handle.

    • +9 votes

      I've had the 64GB version for a year or two and have the same issue. In certain ports it will overheat and drop out. It gets so hot from transfers that it becomes too hot to touch.

    • -16 votes

      Be warned: These little drives get as hot as hell!

      So what. All USB drives get hot and the difference is that this one doesn't have a plastic cover to hide it.

      I bought one a few deals ago. Sure, it's compact, but heat and USB drives DO NOT MIX.

      Is it still working? Yep so what is your problem? The manufacturer has already posted on Amazon that there are no problems with the heat generated.

      The heat isn't as bad when connected as a USB 2.0 drive, but when moving large movie files over USB 3.0, it's borderline too hot to handle.

      I bet you complain and rubbish a torch that dissipates heat correctly through the body of the torch because of effective heatsinking and praise rubbish torches that have no effective heat sink and thus no heat is felt.

      Your negative vote is unwarranted.

      • +4 votes

        Nice shooting, Maverick!

      • +11 votes

        I think it's important to note how hot it gets. Don't get too offended by a single negative vote. Still a good deal if this part doesn't bother you.

      • +4 votes

        If it's as tiny as it looks heat could easily be a problem, less surface area to dissipate the heat. Doesn't take a genius to work out that. Don't see why we need them any smaller tbh anyway.

      • +23 votes

        @ Mav

        I think a) You are being way too harsh, and b) As a prospective purchaser I want to know if it gets very hot (whether its still working or not isn't the point).

        I wasnt aware of the heat issue and accordingly I wont be buying one. Going by the 'advice' you've given, its best that he said nothing. Forget about the fact that there are plenty of heat sensitive scenarios I can think of that this device wouldnt suit.

        Maybe take a chill pill mate.

        • -35 votes

          I think a) You are being way too harsh, and b) As a prospective purchaser I want to know if it gets very hot (whether its still working or not isn't the point).

          Good for you but the heat issue is not an issue at all, I have quite a few of these drives and have never had one fail despite using them extensively.

          I wasnt aware of the heat issue and accordingly I wont be buying one. Going by the 'advice' you've given, its best that he said nothing. Forget about the fact that there are plenty of heat sensitive scenarios I can think of that this device wouldnt suit.

          Why don't you remove the plastic case from all your other flash drives and see how hot they get in comparison.

          Maybe take a chill pill mate.

          Maybe you could learn about heat dissipation and why it's actually good for heat to be present on the USB plug. The torch example I gave is one where many people think there is a problem with the torch when in fact it's good design and it's removing the heat from where it's harmful to where it can be dissipated.

          Yes heat can be bad but not when it's being dealt with.

        • +3 votes

          @Maverick-au:

          Yes good for him. You hit the nail on the head. It is his opinion that something being hot will affect his purchase decisions. Who are you to judge?

        • -1 vote

          @Maverick-au:

          I'm unable to prep this drive to do a Windows To Go install - when it heats up, it drops out for a second, causing it to fail mid-install. So yeah, it's an issue for some people…

    • +2 votes

      "These little drives get as hot as hell"

      To hot to touch - but then again, that happens at ~ 60C, well under the danger level. My lappy internal temp as measured by HW-Info was sitting near that for over 12 hours the last few hot days we had.
      It's a trade off - you need to let it sit for ~ 30 seconds after last using before removing it, but these are more designed for sitting in the USB3 slot of your lappy or media PC as an unobtrusive really useful scratch/transfer drive.
      If and when we get USB3 drivers coded in BIOS, they will make magic system disks.

    • +4 votes

      conversely I have one of these permanently in my work laptop in a USB 3 port for the last 6+ months without issue
      I couldn't care how hot it gets as long as it works (which it does)

      Im sure most USB sticks get hot, the only difference is this one doesnt have the plastic cover around it to 'hide' this from the user

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        Me too - but with important work files on it (I keep backups, but would still lose some work) it's risky. Wouldn't buy again due to heat issue.

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      I've got one, and while it's hot it's not "hot as hell". It's quite tolerable, even after extensive file operations.
      I reckon it's a bit of a game of luck. shrug

    • +2 votes

      They also die very easily

  • +12 votes

    64GB comes out to US$25 shipped - AU$34.23

    $26.99 + $3.99 Post @ Shopping Square

    This isn't a bargain!

    Hell, even MSY sells it for $30!


    Revoking neg for the 128GB version, comes to US$34.85 Shipped - AU$47.72
    Cheapest is $56.90 Shipped

  • +3 votes

    these are awesome. tiny fast cheap

  • +1 vote

    Ive got a 32gb that wont detect anymore. I did leave it hooked up to computer and forgot about it. I wont be buying another.

    • +2 votes

      I leave a 128GB and a 32GB of the Ultra Fit in my computers, one of them is on 24/7 and have not had any issues.

      These are great drives and a very good price.

      Funny that a previous ozbargain deal that i bought from is marked as expired, but the link shows its at an even lower price now.

  • +5 votes

    i'm buying this to keep in my wallet for emergencies.

    I kept something very different in my wallet for emergencies when I was in my 20's.

    • +5 votes

      this is still prone to viruses!

    • +4 votes

      Was it "Plug and Play" compatible? :P

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      I can't imagine a USB emergency that isn't document related- 'oh, no, Nana is running out of movies!' and so could be handled by a 2GB drive.

  • +1 vote

    I got the 128gb one when it was $48 and I have had no issues with the heat.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/220597

    Based on the comments, it got hot for some and not for others (ncluding me). I love the little thing and it has become a useful transfer drive and general travel to hotel and plug into tv sort of drive.

    I personally had no overheating issues after transferring a large amount of data for 70 minutes. This was posted in the other thread. Other people had perceived heating issues though.

  • +4 votes

    People have been complaining about these failing due to overheating issues.

      • +12 votes

        nah the one I owned melted.

  • +3 votes

    Would steer clear of these, they are faulty and known to die due to overheating & warping. Can be had cheaper elsewhere as others have indicated, too.

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    Are you saying that just to wind up Maverick-au????

  • +6 votes

    As others have mentioned, these USB drives are sub-standard and not worth the drama of chasing the replacement warranty for overheating issues..

    • -5 votes

      As others have mentioned, these USB drives are sub-standard and not worth the drama of chasing the replacement warranty for overheating issues..

      Yet the PNY Turbo that so many on OZbargain have purchased has a lower rating with poorer reliability and you are calling these sub standard! LOL. And how do you know it's an overheating issue? Oh let me guess if you do actually own one it's because it was hot when it stopped working so you assumed the heat caused it to fail! Whereas if the PNY Turbo failed you would put it down to a random occurrence because the large plastic case means you can't feel the heat.

  • +4 votes

    I can vouch for the 64GB version, which I've had for over a year now. No problems whatsoever.

    • +3 votes

      Same. I use it in my car for MP3's. It does get hot when I'm copying the music to it but never had an issue when using it for my car.

  • +2 votes

    I own several of these and have one permanently sitting in the USB2 port of one of my laptops. It has a large selection of my music collection continually playing on it and I've never had an issue. That said, I would not be pushing huge video or ISO files over it at USB3 speeds.

    Makes me laugh when I think that I paid $199 in 1998 for a 16MB (yes, MB not GB) USB1.1 thumb-drive.

  • +2 votes

    Just my experience:

    I got one from Wireless1 in a recent deal. Straight away started uploading VirtualBox disk images to it as that's what I got it for. For the first few seconds the transfer speed was OK, then dropped & dropped until after 4 or 5 mins it crashed/aborted after less than 5GB - at which point it was too hot to hold to pull out. Tried different ports/machines, same same.

    Wireless1 didn't want to know about a warranty return, asked that I contact the manufacturer. I thought a retailer is supposed to handle stuff that's delivered faulty and not palm it off?

    SanDisk gave me an RMA and they have accepted it is faulty and are sending me a new one. I'm waiting to see if it is any better.

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      Did you buy the item though the eBay store or though there online store?

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        I got it from the online store after seeing this deal (128GB, USB3)

        http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/220276
        
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          FIWI, the replacement arrived. Still gets as hot as the faulty one, but sustains a 22 MB/sec write speed without slowing or crashing. 86GB written out of 110 so far…

  • -1 vote

    The PNY Turbo that is raved about by some on OZbargain gets a 4.0 out of 5.0 rating on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FE2N1WS
    This Sandisk gets 4.3 out of 5.0 rating on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YFI1EBC

    Take a look at the number of failures the PNY Turbo has compared to the Sandisk and it's pretty obvious that most of the posters in this deal are full of it and don't own this drive. Those that complain about the heat need to learn about how heat dissipation works.

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      Take a look at the number of failures the PNY Turbo has compared to the Sandisk and it's pretty obvious that most of the posters in this deal are full of it and don't own this drive.

      What do the failures in a completely different product have anything to do with this product or people commenting on this product?

  • +2 votes

    I got one from MSY a month or so ago and filled it full of movies to watch at work. I can confirm it does get very hot, although I've not found this to be a problem as of yet.

  • +1 vote

    I have bought a 32 and 64gb versions of this usb stick and both start transfering around 80mb/s for the first 30sec and then drop off to around 20mb/s for the rest of the transfer. These usb sticks are junky.

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    Would this work with a car's USB socket for music?

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      You may need to format it as FAT32 if your car's stereo doesn't recognise it.

  • +1 vote

    would these be good for extra storage on a macbook?
    just saving downloads straight onto it (does that cause it to heat up as well?)

    • +1 vote

      That is exactly the kind of thing most people would use this for, i've had a look through the forums and it seems the heat thing is supposed to be within acceptable limits for regular use.

  • +2 votes

    I must be lucky…mine is perfect, even as a media disk plugged into my projector

  • +1 vote

    fair play to maverick for fighting, true aussie battler out there trying to spread truth.

    • +1 vote

      Its very odd what people believe, especially when it comes to tech, maverick makes some very good points on the sandisk ultra fit, thanks maverick.

      Im always amused when people think that Apple is too sandboxed or too restrictive, without looking or comparing to Microsoft. With Apple mac OS X for example, a HDD can be inserted into another Mac and just work fine compared to windows which will refuse to boot due to a major hardware change. There are also many other examples.

    • +2 votes

      Yes, the truth, while ignoring the facts.
      It's great that some people don't have any problems with these USB flash drives, but there are definitely some that do. Ignoring that and calling people names is not helping anyone.

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    It might get too hot, I will wait until winter.
    Don't be perturbed Maverick some people on this site are not open to facts and "proof".