SanDisk Ultra 128 GB USB 3.0 Dual Flash Drive @ Amazon £20.99 Pre-order
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SanDisk Ultra 128 GB USB 3.0 Dual Flash Drive @ Amazon £20.99 Pre-order

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Found 18th Jan 2016
Not yet released. £20.99 for Amazon pre-order on the 25th Jan

Useful amount of space and has micro USB and full size USB 3 too.

Use with your OTG (on the go) enabled tablet or phone.

Thanks to Gitch28 for reading the product info and spotting the transfer speed of up to 150MB/s - Missed that when I posted.


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great price for a great product, so useful!
Description says "Quickly transfer files at up to 150MB/s".
tempted

heat added
Nice one, thanks for the heads up Op!. The 64GB is currently £24.99 at Argos so definitely a bargain for the 128GB.

Finally used the £7 code supplied by Amazon for their recent gift card promo
Think I may have to go for this. Will be an easy memory upgrade for my new PC without having to change HDD. Ideal for working on my photos. Thanks
Gitch28

Description says "Quickly transfer files at up to 150MB/s".



Missed that! It was a bit late in my defense Thanks
I don't need it, but I want it... HUKD Dilemma!
Would this work well as a memory upgrade rather than swapping a hard drive?
jrawlins28

Would this work well as a memory upgrade rather than swapping a hard … Would this work well as a memory upgrade rather than swapping a hard drive?



It seems like a silly question. It all depends if you want to carry a pendrive all the time and what exactly would you like to keep on the disk. A pendrive can obviously be connected to any device with an USB port, with and internal drive you loose this option.
What is the best purpose for this kind of flash drives? Is it only basic data transfer from one device to another one, but ultra fast?
stingergb

It seems like a silly question. It all depends if you want to carry a … It seems like a silly question. It all depends if you want to carry a pendrive all the time and what exactly would you like to keep on the disk. A pendrive can obviously be connected to any device with an USB port, with and internal drive you loose this option.


True, more like should I buy a diesel car or just a bicycle?
Ziu

What is the best purpose for this kind of flash drives? Is it only basic … What is the best purpose for this kind of flash drives? Is it only basic data transfer from one device to another one, but ultra fast?



You can backup your files, you can transfer files, you can open files, play movies etc. It is a drive just smaller, more mobile, fits in your pocket and requires a certain port to work.
Edited by: "stingergb" 18th Jan 2016
I look at this then I look at 128gb SSD prices. Shame shame shame shame.
Amazing
Ziu

What is the best purpose for this kind of flash drives? Is it only basic … What is the best purpose for this kind of flash drives? Is it only basic data transfer from one device to another one, but ultra fast?



As stingergb mentioned.

You can use the Sandisk memory zone app (android) - plug it into your device (again android) and use the USB OTG feature to transfer and backup files, Pictures, Apps, etc.

Going to use mine for that and to carry some large media files.
Make sure your device supports USB On-The-Go (OTG) if you intend to use it for that - most modern(ish) android devices do.

http://androidos.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Memory-Zone.jpg
Amazing really, have some heat old bean.
32gb for £6.5 from tesco
Would this work as an eternal drive for an Xbox one?
Edited by: "a1" 18th Jan 2016
Great Price when compared to the iXpand drives (shame about the price differential SanDisk).
+1 heat
Got the 64GB model, excellent quality and perfect for upping the stingy memory allowance you get with Google Nexus devices.
pablomalin

32gb for £6.5 from tesco


In store or online?
a1

Would this work as an eternal drive for an Xbox one?


looking at reviews it doesn't have the reliability to be used eternally
seems to fall apart fairly often

reviews also state that write speed is much much lower than the 'up to' - around 15-20MB/s
Edited by: "brilly" 18th Jan 2016
Can this be used on an old computer that's not got usb 3?
a1

Would this work as an eternal drive for an Xbox one?



Only for media. The drive needs to be 256GB for game storage I believe?
VaderLover

Can this be used on an old computer that's not got usb 3?



It should be USB2 backwards compatible (the smaller ones are) - so should work with most USB enabled devices
pablomalin

32gb for £6.5 from tesco



Looked on the Tesco website and the 32 Gb dual model is a tenner.
chenzz

In store or online?


Instore, got one from Bursledon Towers Soton
I agree, really annoying we don't know the write speed.
The SanDisk page doesn't list the 128Gb model yet but for the 16/32/64Gb = "Read speeds from drive to computer up to 130MB/s. Write speeds lower and vary by drive capacity." so they don't even say how much the write speed is!
I wouldn't be relying on a 128gb pen drive for a full replacement for an HDD. If you're unsure then take a look at this simple explanation of the differences between portable storage.

makeuseof.com/tag…st/

But regardless of that, this is hot.
plap

I agree, really annoying we don't know the write speed.The SanDisk page … I agree, really annoying we don't know the write speed.The SanDisk page doesn't list the 128Gb model yet but for the 16/32/64Gb = "Read speeds from drive to computer up to 130MB/s. Write speeds lower and vary by drive capacity." so they don't even say how much the write speed is!



The 64GB version seems to be around 20MB/s for USB2 and 30ish for USB3 - the specs for the 128GB read speeds are higher, so we might see a slight improvement in write too?
I'm looking to purchase storage for some automated local backing up of my important files... Would this drive work well as a local backup drive?
DAZZ2000

Nice one, thanks for the heads up Op!. The 64GB is currently £24.99 at … Nice one, thanks for the heads up Op!. The 64GB is currently £24.99 at Argos so definitely a bargain for the 128GB.Finally used the £7 code supplied by Amazon for their recent gift card promo



Yes, what was that all about?
Can't really find the details of that. It was automatically deducted at the final page.

mushypeas25

I look at this then I look at 128gb SSD prices. Shame shame shame shame.



Technically USB Flash and SSD both use NAND-based flash memory, but USB Flash is essentially a "dumb" device. SSD has lots of underlying technology to make it efficient and reliable over longer periods of constant use.

Also economies of scale - they must sell 1000s of USB Flash drives for every SSD.
 
mushypeas25

I look at this then I look at 128gb SSD prices. Shame shame shame shame.


They are quite different though. SSDs have relatively expensive controllers and more expensive memory. The memory is also more dependable because you should be able to perform a lot more read/write on them.
plap

Looked on the Tesco website and the 32 Gb dual model is a tenner.



They are selling them for both prices in Tesco Silverburn. No seriously, they have one batch with them at £6.50 and another with them at £10.
I've used a similar thumb drive with both Nexus 10 and HTC One M8. Both devices became rather hot to the touch and ate their batteries. These drives need power from the device they're plugged into and seem to have little power management. I couldn't, for instance, watch a HD movie on my Nexus 10 because the battery ran flat before the end. Not as useful a gadget as I first thought.
6.50p for the 32gb one at tesco at the moment pick up a couple today
I bought the 64GB version on here the other week. I left it in my pocket (warning it is very small!) and it survived a wash and 60 minute tumble dry. Very impressed.
£19.94 for Amazon Students
Just what I wanted to make the Nexus 6P a viable next phone for me.
Have some super heat
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