SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive - £16.99 - Memorybits
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SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive - £16.99 - Memorybits

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Found 1st Apr 2015
A wee bit cheaper than the other post. I got this via a Memorybits email and ordered one the other day for expanding my Macbook storage.

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thanks

If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than using a normal hard drive?

Thank you.

Liverpool_Bear

If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than … If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than using a normal hard drive? Thank you.



No, the read/write speeds on these are going to be much slower than your hard drive. Even though its flash memory, it's a USB interface, not SATA etc.
Edited by: "Rotoq" 1st Apr 2015

Liverpool_Bear

If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than … If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than using a normal hard drive? Thank you.



I doubt it.

your windows partition is less than 59GB? (about what you get on this) even then I have one of these and it usually reads about 110mBps and writes around 55mBps but can go faster. my fastest HDD reads and writes at about 130mBps. Depends how fast your HDD is but it likely won't be much better. Just get an SSD

Rotoq

No, the read/write speeds on these are going to be much slower than your … No, the read/write speeds on these are going to be much slower than your hard drive. Even though its flash memory, it's a USB interface, not SATA etc.



usb 3.0 is faster than sata 2 and not far off sata 3. that said this drive is no where near the max that usb 3.0 can handle.
Edited by: "paulpso" 1st Apr 2015

These are very quick, in fact mine has registered north of 100MB/s. But if you boot up to this it will be slow, you need an SSD for that because although this is fast copying large files, it is really slow accessing lots of random small files. Spend £60 on a decent SSD and use a USB to SATA cable (which some come with) to clone your HDD.

+1 ideal for mac book as you can leave it in and still carry in your sleeve.

Great price

Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:
http://i.imgbox.com/o4nrU6AK.png

Great little drives, I was so impressed with the first one I purchased I ended up getting another yesterday (was a little cheaper than this deal at £15.60; £16.14-£0.54 TCB - the offer has expired now though).
Edited by: "btc-uk" 1st Apr 2015

Thanks to everyone. An SSD it is then.

btc-uk

Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:Great little … Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:Great little drives, I was so impressed with the first one I purchased I ended up getting another yesterday (was a little cheaper than this deal at £15.60; £16.14-£0.54 TCB).



damn dude, get a proper speed testing app. Something like Roadkil's Disk Speed, that at least tells you random r/w speeds as well as straight constant r/w

btc-uk

Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:Great little … Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:Great little drives, I was so impressed with the first one I purchased I ended up getting another yesterday (was a little cheaper than this deal at £15.60; £16.14-£0.54 TCB).


Where did you buy it from?

Bought one for my wii u. Thank you!

paulpso

damn dude, get a proper speed testing app. Something like Roadkil's Disk … damn dude, get a proper speed testing app. Something like Roadkil's Disk Speed, that at least tells you random r/w speeds as well as straight constant r/w


I'd have a hard time running that Windows app on my Mac & it's the only one I've found available for it.
Virtual Machines aren't reliable for testing things like that, and I'm not setting up Bootcamp on it.

captainbeaky

Where did you buy it from?


hotukdeals.com/dea…145
The offer expired yesterday.
Edited by: "btc-uk" 1st Apr 2015

Great stuff!!!!

btc-uk

Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:Great little … Did a speed test with the one I purchased the other day:Great little drives, I was so impressed with the first one I purchased I ended up getting another yesterday (was a little cheaper than this deal at £15.60; £16.14-£0.54 TCB).



Link for the cheaper pen drive you bought yesterday please, and what size where the pen drive you bought too please?.

amour3k

Link for the cheaper pen drive you bought yesterday please, and what size … Link for the cheaper pen drive you bought yesterday please, and what size where the pen drive you bought too please?.



they already posted the answer to that two posts above yours

Are memory bits OK. Had to cancel my last order for a memory card, as it was taking ages to have it sent out.

Just seen it in Zoombits for the same price.

Any idea what is the better company to order from?

3%-5% topcashback

Liverpool_Bear

If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than … If I was to clone a my Windows drive would my PC boot up quicker than using a normal hard drive? Thank you.


I've used this exact memory stick to run Windows 7 VMs on for two of our employees, running a website and SQL server, no complaints on speed from them and seems nippy enough to me ...Vs a 5400rpm laptop HDD. I wouldn't run my main OS from one, but you have nothing to lose really.

Liverpool_Bear

Thanks to everyone. An SSD it is then.


Did you see this? hotukdeals.com/dea…755

That's a lot of SSD for £60

paulpso

your windows partition is less than 59GB? (about what you get on this) … your windows partition is less than 59GB? (about what you get on this) even then I have one of these and it usually reads about 110mBps and writes around 55mBps but can go faster. my fastest HDD reads and writes at about 130mBps. Depends how fast your HDD is but it likely won't be much better. Just get an SSD



What with the mBps fella? It's an initialism not a chuffin' camel.

m = 1/8th of a Mega?
M = Mega
b = bit (Commonly 1/8th of a Byte)
B = Byte

Ego-X

What with the mBps fella? It's an initialism not a chuffin' camel.m = … What with the mBps fella? It's an initialism not a chuffin' camel.m = 1/8th of a Mega?M = Megab = bit (Commonly 1/8th of a Byte)B = Byte



M is mega regardless of case. Only the B has a distinction being bit or byte based on case. mBps is common use so as not to confuse with mbps.

paulpso

M is mega regardless of case. Only the B has a distinction being bit or … M is mega regardless of case. Only the B has a distinction being bit or byte based on case. mBps is common use so as not to confuse with mbps.



google.co.uk/?gf…ssl

Not one of the first page of results of a Google query for MegaByte supports your hypothesis.

So I'll assume you're just making the whole thing up and just 'ave an obsession with camels init?
Edited by: "Ego-X" 1st Apr 2015

Ego-X

https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=SHIcVa2PAabj8we_uIKYDg&gws_rd=ssl#q=megabyteNot one of the first page of results of a Google query for MegaByte supports your hypothesis.So I'll assume you're just making the whole thing up and just 'ave an obsession with camels init?



I wasn't saying the whole word has to be like that. Just the single letter alone being B for byte or b for bit. But a lower case or upper case M wouldn't matter. I obviously still mean mega. tbh I couldn't be arsed typing MBPS but knew mbps would be wrong so I only capitalised the B so you knew I meant byte and not bit. As every lazy git on forums does. But thanks for making me write you an essay explaining that. I could have spent this time touching myself to pictures of cam....women...

paulpso

But thanks for making me write you an essay explaining that. I could have … But thanks for making me write you an essay explaining that. I could have spent this time touching myself to pictures of cam....women...



Well as you put it like I guess I owe you an apology

Original Poster

Looks like it's back up to £19.99

We've fitted these permanently to most of our machines - great for a quick data backup without messing about finding an HDD, leads, grovelling on the carpet, trying to insert the wrong way round into USB sockets etc. - who was the loon who designed a symmetrical USB socket so most of the time the cable won't fit ?!
Edited by: "Hootwo" 2nd Apr 2015

This is an awful Company, I used their eBay store are the seller was so rude it was unbelievable. Bunch of cowboys.

Original Poster

Mine came today - all good, but sent from switzerland! I guess it's luck of the draw.

Caught the deal this morning only to find it had gone at lunchtime (now £19.99) when I was free to buy!

Checked out Zoombits, but it seems to be the same site, and their price has increased to £19.99 too


I bought three of these Sandisk Cruzer Fit 64GB USB3.0 drives last week and was horrified to see how hot they became when plugged into the USB3.0 socket on my Acer E2-112 laptop - the metal parts of the stick were VERY hot after a few minutes operation.

I think these sticks do have the potential to damage any socket they are plugged into !

Also when I copied data from a nearly full Sandisk Cruzer Fit USB2.0 64GB stick to this new 64GB USB3.0 stick - there was not enough space !!! I then realised the newer 64GB USB3.0 sticks give you nearly 2GB LESS than the older 64GB USB2.0 sticks !!!!!
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