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SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C 128GB $19.99, 256GB $36.79 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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128GB is currently at its lowest price according to 3xCamel. The 256GB isn't far off it's cheapest price. These USB's are getting on in age but represent substantial value for what you get.

Common complaints are that the USB can retract back into its shell is tight ports, so holding the slider on the side maybe required on insertion. These drives also run hotter than your standard plastic drives. I agree with the comments below, but also have not faced any issues yet with the heat yet.

*Designed specifically for next-generation devices with the new USB Type-C port. The reversible connector has a symmetric design, so that it’s always right-side up, making it easy and fast to plug in.
*High-speed (lol) USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s means you spend less time waiting to transfer your photos, videos, songs, and other files between devices.
*With dual connectors, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C lets you free up space on your smartphone or tablet, or transfer files between multiple devices, whether it has a USB Type-C port or the traditional USB Type-A port.
SanDisk Memory Zone app for file management available from the Google Play™ store. The App lets you view, access, and back up all the files from your phone's memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

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  • +2

    I have the 64GB model and it gets really hot when plugged in even when not accessing data.

    • Yep I have the 256GB, and when its plugged into some computer it just heats up simplu from being llugged in.

  • +1

    Thanks op. Perfect for my galaxy fold, MacBook Pro and ryzentosh.

  • +2

    They run hot but I haven't had any issues.

    • +1

      +1, i wanted to back up my photos from my phone during hard reset, around 60gb transferred succesfully but it was bloddy hot!

  • +1

    amazing at this price point

  • +1

    Perfect. Been waiting for one of these to be dirt cheap for my daughter's new yoga laptop which only has usbc… She needs to be able to share files with other old school (pardon the pun) students. Thx!

  • Had this from Amazon before. I was ok with the speed, even though in the past people have said they're slow.

    But they do run hot and it eventually broke the device.

    You can still access the files, but no writing

    • Sucks to hear yours broke. I purchased 4 since July 19 (3x 128GB and 1x 256GB) and haven't had any issues with any yet. The 256GB is always on and backing up and the heat has surprised me before after hours upon hours of intense work. I have also had 3 sandisk drives fail in my lifetime and all in the last 3 years and they were 2x Cruzer and 1x ultra slide. I have also had a 128GB Ultra Fit outer plastic snap (which I just glued into a USB cable, as amazon gave me a full refund already).

      Officeworks refunded the 2 cruzers on return and amazon just gave me a full refund on both as they didn't want a return due to privacy. The refund for the fit was given to me even know I purchased 2.5 years earlier.

      I'm gathering that Sandisk's low prices are low for a reason. Either way, I rate these over some of their plastic drives and at $20, it's affordable to buy a 2nd if people wish to clone their drive.

      Out of interest did you contact amazon and if so, what was their response? Also did you buy from amazon or from a 3rd party? I tend to find 3rd sellers sometimes suck.

      • Got mine through Amazon. It was refunded as at the time it was out of stock.

        I used it occasionally with my fold. Transferring movies between laptop. It definitely was not plugged in all the time.

        Just the luck of the draw I suppose.

        But I loved mine when it worked.

  • Just a warning that the write speed is substantially lower than the read, at only around 15MB/s. I got baited by the 150MB/s and thought writes would be similar. Also, the slider that switches between USB A and C is extremely loose, and after a few uses, you have to hold it in one place for the USB plug to not retract into the body.

    • Hey,
      Slide was mentioned above as it's not a well thought out design but doesn't prevent the product being used. I've just done a quick test with my daily 128GB transferring around 8GB of media files (TV, Video Songs etc). Smaller files (thousands of word docs) also slow the process of both read and write, but I think that's with all USB sticks. If you purchased it via Amazon, and your results aren't good, then just chat to their support and tell them the drive is slowing down / not as advertised and they should just refund you straight away. If they request a return, just state you are concerned about data on the drive being recovered. Every time I've had a flash drive break that was purchased on Amazon, they just refunded me on the spot via chat (and I'm talking 2.5 years after purchase). Hope this helps
      USB-A 3.0 or 3.1 port (I think, it's a 5th gen Intel Dell 7040SFF blue front ports)
      Write: ~28-32MB/s
      Read: ~130-150MB/s (lowest dip 25MB/s, gathering all the subtitle files)
      USB-C Not thunderbolt (Lenovo Flex 5, the one that everyone was buying)
      Write: ~30-32MB/s (much more stable write than USB-A)
      Read: ~141-145MB/s (again almost completely stable)

      I will note when they heat up, they slow down alittle

  • +1

    Can anybody recommend a better regular USB 3 drive that doesn't cook itself or become super slow, whilst still being reasonably priced?

    • +1

      You get what you pay for. I also listed these SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 range if you want something high speed. Here's a review that will compare this cheaper $20 vs the $45 Extreme PRO. If you don't need USB-C and want high end quality, I think this video review will impress you

  • Would thus suffice as a backup storage for an old 200GB PC?

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