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Sandisk Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 8GB £9.49 delivered @ 7dayshop
Sandisk Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 8GB £9.49 delivered @ 7dayshop

Sandisk Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 8GB £9.49 delivered @ 7dayshop

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USB flash drive with a backup button and password protection. Looks to be about 15 to 25 quid elsewhere

Just touch the button for instant backup, no software installation required
- Protect your data to limit unwanted access with password protection and strong AES hardware file encryption
- Sandisk Ultra Backup USB Drive gives you the peace of mind you'd expect from the minds behind flash memory
- Sandisk Ultra Backup uses patent pending backup technology
- 5 year limited warranty

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The 32GB version seems to have fast backup speed - not sure how the 8GB compares?

pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…857

brookheather

The 32GB version seems to have fast backup speed - not sure how the 8GB … The 32GB version seems to have fast backup speed - not sure how the 8GB compares?http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=115857



Blah, blah...

This is fine for those who dont need a larger size and arent that bothered about speed.

Grimulus

Blah, blah...This is fine for those who dont need a larger size and arent … Blah, blah...This is fine for those who dont need a larger size and arent that bothered about speed.



Why so rude? Brookheather is only pointing out another option.

i have the 16gb version of these, they are quite speedy, but bigger then cruzer 16gb.

Geemac

Why so rude? Brookheather is only pointing out another option.



Why so rude? Because you do unto others. BH gets what he/she gives out.
Edited by: "Grimulus" 24th Oct 2010

Grimulus

Blah, blah...This is fine for those who dont need a larger size and arent … Blah, blah...This is fine for those who dont need a larger size and arent that bothered about speed.



What on earth are you banging on about? I voted this deal hot as it is a good deal. I was linking to a good product review (of the 32GB version) and just stated that the 32GB had good speeds. You really have a bizarrely unpleasant attitude!

hes a nob to be honest

Grimulus you are a retard.

back to topic

Does anyone have one of these? Do you specify a folder that you want to auto-backup? 8GB isn't going to go very far if it starts trying to back up my all of the "my documents" folder. Also, do you need computer administrator priveleges to use the password function like you do if you make a truecrypt partition or is there some kind of embedded chip to do on-the-fly encryption?

He was bullied at school....he see's this as retribution!

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Edited by: "BritBrat" 24th Oct 2010

Isnt this typical. The usual keyboard warriors commenting without knowing anything...

Grimulus

Isnt this typical. The usual keyboard warriors commenting without knowing … Isnt this typical. The usual keyboard warriors commenting without knowing anything...



No not really your just being an **** to other forum members too be quite honest.

I use one of these for keeping sensitive work documents when travelling but I don't use the back up feature, I use freeware called SyncBack to synchronise certain folders before and after each trip.
Plug it into any PC and you need to enter the password before the drive is recognised. You can easily change the password, but it wipes the drive first.
I've had it for about a year without problems - cost a lot more then of course.

Nice find thanks

Good Price

Worth it for the hardware file encryption

Grimulus

Isnt this typical. The usual keyboard warriors commenting without knowing … Isnt this typical. The usual keyboard warriors commenting without knowing anything...



So what did you're First comment add, that was in anyway relevant. I think people will know what size drive they need?

peterpickles

Good Price Worth it for the hardware file encryption



Hold one second mate! It has H/W encryption? Really?

I've got a 16GB one and not noticed it had h/w encryption! Could you point me to somewhere I can get a little more info about it?

Doesn't say anything about H/W backup:

kb.sandisk.com/app…GRr

I think the h/w backup is a myth!
Edited by: "rash" 25th Oct 2010

I think initial versions of these were U3, later versions dropped U3 support and the hardware encryption went with it, but the hardware is still the same.

Grimulus got owned by all lolol

I've got a 16GB which I use to use to backup uni work. I defaults to all of your documents but you can change it. I've got a total of 200MB on the at the moment so I can't really say how quickly it backs up. When I used it to transfer files from one computer to another it didnt seem faster or slower than other flash drives I've used. Still a good product at this price though.

The Sandisk website says Secure - Protect your data with password protection and AES hardware encryption Sandisk

They probably do different versions as Klyken above as noted

Hopefully this is correct

Mine has just arrived and it is the U3 version.

EDIT: the launchpad is 1.6.1.4 which needs updating on XP with a net connection to work at all in Windows 7. I tried Virtual PC, but it failed.

I also removed U3 and tried it in the 360 and it gave a performance warning although the figures are similar to a 2GB that passes.

Sequential Read : 23.592 MB/s
Sequential Write : 16.393 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 23.511 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 4.855 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 4.428 MB/s [ 1081.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.004 MB/s [ 1.0 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 4.656 MB/s [ 1136.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.004 MB/s [ 1.0 IOPS]

Test : 500 MB [G: 0.1% (7.1/7684.0 MB)] (x5)

Sequential Read : 22.411 MB/s
Sequential Write : 10.567 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 22.391 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 1.779 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 4.426 MB/s [ 1080.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.008 MB/s [ 1.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 4.715 MB/s [ 1151.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.007 MB/s [ 1.8 IOPS]

Test : 500 MB [E: 0.0% (0.0/1904.0 MB)] (x5)

I don't know whether the U3 hardware was the reason.
Edited by: "Klyken" 29th Oct 2010

Got mine too.

But don't do what I did and format the drive before removing the U3 and virtual CD Rom ending up with a 3.5GB drive. (Don't ask)

But the good news is I found a fix to restore the 8GB with no U3 partition.

u3.sandisk.com/dow…iso

I have another that I left the U3 on




Edited by: "BritBrat" 31st Oct 2010
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