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USB 3.0 SANDISK 16GB - only £2 @ Boots - Hammersmith
USB 3.0 SANDISK 16GB - only £2 @ Boots - Hammersmith

USB 3.0 SANDISK 16GB - only £2 @ Boots - Hammersmith

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Noticed this deal at Boots in Hammersmith today whilst getting my (last) O2 Priority £1 meal. Didn't need a USB but bought this cos it was so cheap. Seems to cost £12.99 at Argos and £6.99 at Currys. Not sure if other stores have this discount, but cashier scanned the barcode on the back of pack (rather than the clearance barcode) and it discounted this item anyway.

*instore deal - See link for specs only

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Whaaaa??! Wow great buy!

as this in instore only, maybe change the title and the link?

good find op, heat added

uktottys

as this in instore only, maybe change the title and the link?



Agreed!.

Good Deal though (if your able to find any ... ) :-)

You'll have to go in store, I went to the one in Elephant & castle and they had some, including a pack of 32gb single and double for clearance. I went to the ones in Oxford street and Walworth Road, they had none, so gotta just check any boots for them in clearance shelf.

These Sandisk Ultra Fit drives get very hot when running at USB 3.0 speeds - to the extent that they can burn your fingers if you happen to touch the metal part. Try for yourself - make sure that it is operating at USB 3.0 speeds and then copy a large file to or from the drive - you'll be in for a shock ! Think what it might be doing to that host port it is connected to !
Although operating at USB 2.0 speeds they do seem OK.

Thanks for letting us all know what you had to eat

pouka

You'll have to go in store, I went to the one in Elephant & castle and … You'll have to go in store, I went to the one in Elephant & castle and they had some, including a pack of 32gb single and double for clearance. I went to the ones in Oxford street and Walworth Road, they had none, so gotta just check any boots for them in clearance shelf.




Did they have any left or u buy them all lol

Original Poster

Out of curiosity, I passed by the hammersmith store this morning to see if there were any left. There 4 or 5 of these USBs left on the hanging shelf when I got mine yesterday. There were none left this morning.

Drat! Hammersmith is near me... ish... and only saw this now hehe

Great buy...must work out at 50p per GB or something like that...bargain.

16/2=8gb per £1 or 50p per 4gb bargain. None in my local

12.5p per GB

grumpyone

These Sandisk Ultra Fit drives get very hot when running at USB 3.0 … These Sandisk Ultra Fit drives get very hot when running at USB 3.0 speeds - to the extent that they can burn your fingers if you happen to touch the metal part. Try for yourself - make sure that it is operating at USB 3.0 speeds and then copy a large file to or from the drive - you'll be in for a shock ! Think what it might be doing to that host port it is connected to ! Although operating at USB 2.0 speeds they do seem OK.



I have three of these, and my findings are the same. I can't say I have tried them in a USB 2 port, but there's no way I could leave this plugged into a device for an extended period of time. Really they have been useless. I wish I was exaggerating, but they feel like they are cooking themselves each time I used them. I wouldn't trust them to survive the temperatures that they reach.

murby

I have three of these, and my findings are the same. I can't say I have … I have three of these, and my findings are the same. I can't say I have tried them in a USB 2 port, but there's no way I could leave this plugged into a device for an extended period of time. Really they have been useless. I wish I was exaggerating, but they feel like they are cooking themselves each time I used them. I wouldn't trust them to survive the temperatures that they reach.


I wonder if this is common with these thumb sized drives or just particular models.
Ive not used a USB3 thumb sized drive, but have an older USB2 Super Talent 16GB tiny drive and that can get very hot when transferring large data. Could it be that normal size USB sticks have space inside them and the electronics have air between the case and not in direct contact with your fingers, as opposed to the thumb drives electronics which are encased with the plastic that you touch and thus transfer the heat direct to your fingers.
Has anybody used a thumb drive that doesn't get uncomfortably hot when in use?

grumpyone

These Sandisk Ultra Fit drives get very hot when running at USB 3.0 … These Sandisk Ultra Fit drives get very hot when running at USB 3.0 speeds - to the extent that they can burn your fingers if you happen to touch the metal part. Try for yourself - make sure that it is operating at USB 3.0 speeds and then copy a large file to or from the drive - you'll be in for a shock ! Think what it might be doing to that host port it is connected to ! Although operating at USB 2.0 speeds they do seem OK.



Well this one has got quite hot...... ; )

3applepie

I wonder if this is common with these thumb sized drives or just … I wonder if this is common with these thumb sized drives or just particular models. Ive not used a USB3 thumb sized drive, but have an older USB2 Super Talent 16GB tiny drive and that can get very hot when transferring large data. Could it be that normal size USB sticks have space inside them and the electronics have air between the case and not in direct contact with your fingers, as opposed to the thumb drives electronics which are encased with the plastic that you touch and thus transfer the heat direct to your fingers. Has anybody used a thumb drive that doesn't get uncomfortably hot when in use?



3applepie

I wonder if this is common with these thumb sized drives or just … I wonder if this is common with these thumb sized drives or just particular models. Ive not used a USB3 thumb sized drive, but have an older USB2 Super Talent 16GB tiny drive and that can get very hot when transferring large data. Could it be that normal size USB sticks have space inside them and the electronics have air between the case and not in direct contact with your fingers, as opposed to the thumb drives electronics which are encased with the plastic that you touch and thus transfer the heat direct to your fingers. Has anybody used a thumb drive that doesn't get uncomfortably hot when in use?



It could be that they are just too small to dissipate the heat. These were the first and last smaller flash drives that ive tried. My plan was to leave them in place permanently in my TV, laptop and router without worrying about them getting knocked and causing damage to the host device, but the heat just put me off. It may actually be that the temperature isn't an issue, but it didn't seem right to me.

I could understand them getting warm, but this was a significant step beyond that.

It's a shame, as the physical design is good and the transfer rates were suitable for what I needed them to do.

So, what is all the controversy about....?

Thanks for sharing, I live nearby and use these flash drives to record on my TV.

£5 in my local.

£9 scanned in my local (shelf label was £22!!)

Just been to both Boots stores in Hammersmith and alas they have all been snapped up.

Long thread about the heat these produce on the SanDisk site forums.sandisk.com/t5/…404

One person claims to have measured the temperature and they exceed the (ambient?) temperature maximum stated, but I'm not sure if that operating temp means anything with regards to the actual device temperature.

I've also got a small USB 3 device like this which has the very same heat issue, I've never known if it's the device or the port I'm plugging it in to which causes the heat, or just the way it's meant to be due to the speed of the data transfer.

I suppose if you burn yourself you could probably claim against the retailer and the manufacturer and get back a lot more than the couple of quid originally paid - does that make it a super hot deal?

Edit: fixed a typo
Edited by: "nicedeal" 24th Feb
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