SanDisk Ultra Fit 64 GB USB Flash Drive USB 3.0 up to 150 MB/s - £16.99 (PRIME) at Amazon (£19.98 non Prime)
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SanDisk Ultra Fit 64 GB USB Flash Drive USB 3.0 up to 150 MB/s - £16.99 (PRIME) at Amazon (£19.98 non Prime)

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Found 29th Nov
Seems to be a genuine price drop (according to camelcamelcamel)

Upon scrolling down this page, you will come across 412,312 comments saying that this flash drive gets hotter than the sun when plugged in.

Of those 412,312 comments, I bet 412,309 haven't changed their Windows USB settings so that the USB 3.0 port powers down when not in use.

It makes a BIG difference to operating temperatures......

I have one of these permanently plugged into my laptop. Doesn't get hot at all once those settings are changed.
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Stay away from these things.... I got 2 replacements before Sandisk offered to upgrade me to another drive of choice.

It has nothing to do with them running hot like the sun. All 3 I had failed and couldnt be recognized by win/mac computers and I had lost everything on my first one. Seems as though they don't handle being put in different OSs very well.

I have 32gb and 64gb of these and both broke soon (black cup separates from metal socket). I can still use them as I taped them to a USB adapter. Better buy a proper size stick, unless you leave them in place permanently.

they used to be £14.99, they get super hot, they are crap, the plastic thing came off on the 32gb and then on the 64gb

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pet20007 m ago

I have 32gb and 64gb of these and both broke soon (black cup separates …I have 32gb and 64gb of these and both broke soon (black cup separates from metal socket). I can still use them as I taped them to a USB adapter. Better buy a proper size stick, unless you leave them in place permanently.


Thanks for the feedback.. was planning to leave one permanently plugged into laptop to help out with storage problems.

I have four of these (two 64gb and two 128gb) and touch wood I have not had any issues at all. One I leave permanently in my laptop. Had them for about a year now. Another I put films on and off between my pc and blu-ray player...

I have probably just jinxed myself now!
Edited by: "cfbc" 29th Nov

cfbc1 h, 52 m ago

I have four of these (two 64gb and two 128gb) and touch wood I have not …I have four of these (two 64gb and two 128gb) and touch wood I have not had any issues at all. One I leave permanently in my laptop. Had them for about a year now. Another I put films on and off between my pc and blu-ray player...I have probably just jinxed myself now!


Ditto. Mine (64GB) has been used almost daily (well over a year) in the car with no bad experiences. It's been practically filled and files deleted added with no issues.
Edited by: "jeczap" 29th Nov

i've had a few of these and prevoius model drives and never had a problem with them. but the 128gb models were near this price not that long ago. i've got 4 of the 128gb ones and one of the white ones from another brand, and the most i paid was about £22.99, but most were around £20 or maybe even less

Upon scrolling down this page, you will come across 412,312 comments saying that this flash drive gets hotter than the sun when it is plugged in.

Of those 412,312 comments, I bet 412,309 haven't changed their Windows USB settings so that the USB 3.0 port powers down when not in use.

It makes a BIG difference to operating temperatures......

I have one of these permanently plugged into my laptop. Doesn't get hot at all once those settings are changed.
Edited by: "Picard123" 29th Nov

cfbc2 h, 17 m ago

I have four of these (two 64gb and two 128gb) and touch wood I have not …I have four of these (two 64gb and two 128gb) and touch wood I have not had any issues at all. One I leave permanently in my laptop. Had them for about a year now. Another I put films on and off between my pc and blu-ray player...I have probably just jinxed myself now!


I've been running a 128GB one pretty heavily for the last 2 years, first in a Chromebook (with its limited onboard storage) and then in Windows laptop. No problems at all.

I've lost it already

umirza853 h, 50 m ago

Stay away from these things.... I got 2 replacements before Sandisk …Stay away from these things.... I got 2 replacements before Sandisk offered to upgrade me to another drive of choice. It has nothing to do with them running hot like the sun. All 3 I had failed and couldnt be recognized by win/mac computers and I had lost everything on my first one. Seems as though they don't handle being put in different OSs very well.


Keyword "different OSs"... most of us are only going to use it with Windows.

Do they do these in USB C?

Ahmed.Shumayal29 m ago

Keyword "different OSs"... most of us are only going to use it with …Keyword "different OSs"... most of us are only going to use it with Windows.


You mean you're going to use it with Windows..... How do you know what most people are going to do?

umirza854 h, 42 m ago

Stay away from these things.... I got 2 replacements before Sandisk …Stay away from these things.... I got 2 replacements before Sandisk offered to upgrade me to another drive of choice. It has nothing to do with them running hot like the sun. All 3 I had failed and couldnt be recognized by win/mac computers and I had lost everything on my first one. Seems as though they don't handle being put in different OSs very well.


Same here, 2 replacements and Sandisk offered me the bigger version.

Have 2x16gb and 1x64gb and they’ve been excellent for me. Best, and most reliable USB sticks I have ever had.

are they any alternatives to this (size wise). need something which i can leave plugged in my laptop at all times

I’ve had three. All have failed within three months. Threw the last one ihad in the bin.

I had a couple of the 32GB versions of this. They both got insanely hot when plugged in. They work okay at the end of a cable where they can get extra cooling, but that kind of defeats the point of them being so small!
I suspect that some of the people having failure problems is because of the overheating.

I've got a 64gb one and it gets uncomfortably hot

Have 3 of these 64GB drives, and use them a lot, no issues at all. Great things.

Marekj15 h, 54 m ago

I’ve had three. All have failed within three months. Threw the last one i …I’ve had three. All have failed within three months. Threw the last one ihad in the bin.


There's no way 3 genuine ones will all fail within 3 months. Sandisk will replace it if fails, unless of course you have counterfeit ones....
Edited by: "Picard123" 30th Nov

Been using them for years and never had one fail yet. The ultra size makes them ideal for car radios.

dave8593 h, 33 m ago

Been using them for years and never had one fail yet. The ultra size makes …Been using them for years and never had one fail yet. The ultra size makes them ideal for car radios.


I bought mine for just that. My Sony head unit keeps saying not recognised when I plug it in? Any ideas? Many thanks

Hassann1 h, 26 m ago

I bought mine for just that. My Sony head unit keeps saying not recognised …I bought mine for just that. My Sony head unit keeps saying not recognised when I plug it in? Any ideas? Many thanks


If it works in other devices like TVs it's probably the radio not reading it due to the size being too big, my car radio is fine with anything up too 64gb but doesn't work with my 128gb. Also worth checking the file system is fat32 as most radios only read that.

dave8596 h, 2 m ago

If it works in other devices like TVs it's probably the radio not reading …If it works in other devices like TVs it's probably the radio not reading it due to the size being too big, my car radio is fine with anything up too 64gb but doesn't work with my 128gb. Also worth checking the file system is fat32 as most radios only read that.


Ah that makes sense. It's a 128gb drive so maybe that's why. I will check system file and see if it's fat32. How do I change it if it isn't? Many thanks

Hassann9 h, 4 m ago

Ah that makes sense. It's a 128gb drive so maybe that's why. I will check …Ah that makes sense. It's a 128gb drive so maybe that's why. I will check system file and see if it's fat32. How do I change it if it isn't? Many thanks


The 128gb and 64gb do come preformated in fat32, if you did format the drive in Windows it would of changed it too NTFS or exfat as windows doesn't allow formatting anything higher than 32gb in fat32. You can still format it as there's plenty of free third party software that can format drives higher than 32gb in fat32 so I wouldn't worry.
Edited by: "dave859" 2nd Dec

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