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SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB £13.99 @ Picstop
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SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB £13.99 @ Picstop

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  • A compact, plug-and-stay, high-speed USB 3.1 flash drive that’s ideal for adding more storage to laptops, in-car audio and more
  • Simple, fast way to add up to 256GB* of storage to your device
  • Read speeds up to 130MB/s1 (16GB-256GB*)
  • Write up to 15X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives1 (32GB-256GB*)
  • Write faster than standard USB 2.0 drives1 (16GB*)
  • Move a full-length movie to the drive in less than 30 seconds2 (32GB-256GB*)
  • Move a full-length movie faster than standard USB 2.0 drives2 (16GB*)
  • Keep private files private with included SanDisk SecureAccess™ software3
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Good price. They do get warm when being read/written. The chip seems to be mounted inside the 'blocked' half of the usb connector itself, where it gets no cooling. I have fitted one to the elderly parent's laptop as a plug-and-STAY device that she has already forgotten is there - it barely sticks out at all. But it keeps on taking Time Machine backups, just in case ...
wdh12/01/2020 15:17

Good price. They do get warm when being read/written. The chip seems to be …Good price. They do get warm when being read/written. The chip seems to be mounted inside the 'blocked' half of the usb connector itself, where it gets no cooling. I have fitted one to the elderly parent's laptop as a plug-and-STAY device that she has already forgotten is there - it barely sticks out at all. But it keeps on taking Time Machine backups, just in case ...


How hot do they get?
MrSwitch12/01/2020 15:19

How hot do they get?


not as 🔥 as my bod 💥 but fairly warm nonetheless
Depends how much data is transferred, I think. Never had it too hot to hold. I think you'd notice it most if using as a classic 'thumb' drive - transfer some data and immediately pull it out. With these having SUCH a low profile, they seem better suited to leaving in the laptop as a repository for backups. And its smallness actually makes it more fiddley to insert/remove. And lose when it is loose!
Heat is the enemy of semiconductors, and so I expect the thing to fail earlier than the more sticking-out (and so cooler) Samsung. But hey, as long as it doesn't fail simultaneously with the laptop's internal drive, it does its job. And at £14 delivered, it doesn't have to last for ever to be a worthwhile safety net. And 128gb is plenty big enough for that user!
wdh12/01/2020 15:34

Depends how much data is transferred, I think. Never had it too hot to …Depends how much data is transferred, I think. Never had it too hot to hold. I think you'd notice it most if using as a classic 'thumb' drive - transfer some data and immediately pull it out. With these having SUCH a low profile, they seem better suited to leaving in the laptop as a repository for backups. And its smallness actually makes it more fiddley to insert/remove. And lose when it is loose! Heat is the enemy of semiconductors, and so I expect the thing to fail earlier than the more sticking-out (and so cooler) Samsung. But hey, as long as it doesn't fail simultaneously with the laptop's internal drive, it does its job. And at £14 delivered, it doesn't have to last for ever to be a worthwhile safety net. And 128gb is plenty big enough for that user!


Cheers mate
Should have said that it is a bit cooler than the broadly similar looking SanDisk USB 3.0 64gb that it replaced (when that eventually died). IIRC the 64 had cost around £40, so it had lasted a few years!
I have one of these in 64GB size and it fails and disconnects from the computer after a few minutes of sustained use (either copying large files or using it as a boot drive). Relegated to the bottom of my bag
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Similar posted yesterday and established that these only work if you use occasionally.
Have this one in my car; playing lossless music. But prefer samsung fit plus for more reliable use cases..
I have a few smaller 32/64GB...I've been using them in the car headunit just for music,no problems with them so far and they would be 4-5years old now....never really did a large transfer in one go,maybe dozen mp3 albums in one session so can't really comment on them heating up....can't say i've noticed them warming up when just playing files from them in the headunit.
These do not get hot as the older metal model. But they still get hot. I don't think they changed much with this model, probably they only replaced the metal with plastic so it does not feel as hot as the previous model. OK flash drive, but still prefer Samsung and Lexar. Voted hot for the price as considerably cheaper than Samsung.
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MrSwitch12/01/2020 15:19

How hot do they get?


Scary hot to be honest, used my on a media box and would be red hot every time I removed it.

Im also getting a windows message when I connect it to the pc, that it’s corrupt and needs formatting but the files on it are fine.
Ordered cheers mucker
i am using it since a while, not to sure if I had problem with boot sector because of stick, or bcs of usb 3.1, or just bcs copy of OS.. :/
anyway stick works well and it is FAST!
I keep one on my key ring.
Heat added!
Would these be okay (heatwise) to use for occasional tv recording?
Will there be a USB c version for faster transfer speed?
wdh12/01/2020 15:34

Depends how much data is transferred, I think. Never had it too hot to …Depends how much data is transferred, I think. Never had it too hot to hold. I think you'd notice it most if using as a classic 'thumb' drive - transfer some data and immediately pull it out. With these having SUCH a low profile, they seem better suited to leaving in the laptop as a repository for backups. And its smallness actually makes it more fiddley to insert/remove. And lose when it is loose! Heat is the enemy of semiconductors, and so I expect the thing to fail earlier than the more sticking-out (and so cooler) Samsung. But hey, as long as it doesn't fail simultaneously with the laptop's internal drive, it does its job. And at £14 delivered, it doesn't have to last for ever to be a worthwhile safety net. And 128gb is plenty big enough for that user!


Whenever I unplug my cousins usb stick from his TV to upload files it's very hot. I let it sit for few mins before data transfer.
Got the same one. Works a treat!
Use this on the PlayStation Classic. Works well plus it's tiny so you don't notice it.
I have a couple of these, they work great but they get really HOT to the touch even when they run idle and under a small load. I can only assume they factored the heat in when they measure their life expectancy.
Also note, theses are no good for mounting on your keyring as the loop bit is only plastic and pretty weak, it doesn't have any metal ruining through it to protect it from breaking.
Would this be suitable for an xbox one? Just to plug in the back.
Thanks OP, ordered.
There's a lot of comments about how hot they get and they do get hot. Nothing painful to the touch and you shouldn't be worried about it overheating. They probably get as hot as other chips but because the heat sinks directly on the shield, they seem hotter. All I can say is I've used these ultrafits for DJing and they have stood the test of time. Though I wouldn't test it, I've had mine in the wash and after letting it dry, it worked perfectly fine. These things can take a beating.
Seems like every time a flash drive gets posted there are people reporting problems with them. Can anyone recommend a good 64gb that doesn't overheat or have errors?
dinkan12/01/2020 16:38

Have this one in my car; playing lossless music. But prefer samsung fit …Have this one in my car; playing lossless music. But prefer samsung fit plus for more reliable use cases..


Exactly what I wanted one for, has it been reliable for you?
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