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SanDisk Extreme 16 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive SDCZ80-016G-X46

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  • Exceptional file transfer speeds up to 190 MB/s read and 55 MB/s write
  • Drives up to 16GB can hold your most important data
  • Password protection with SanDisk SecureAccessTM Software
  • USB 3.0 enabled for super-fast transfer speeds
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
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Memory Storage Capacity 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 32 GB
Hardware Interface usb3.0 usb3.0 usb3.0 usb3.0
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  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.8 x 2.8 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B007YXA5S8
  • Item model number: SDCZ80-016G-X46
  • Batteries 1 C batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)

Product Description

SanDisk Extreme 16 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive SDCZ80-016G-X46

Customer Reviews

This flash drive is very fast.
Sidney
The security software on this flash drive was very easy to use and the drive itself has very fast read/write speed when plugged into a USB 3.0 port.
Amazon Customer
It feels very well constructed and the retractable mechanism have a snap felling which I love.
J. Rodriguez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

349 of 363 people found the following review helpful By mrsteveman1 on January 10, 2013
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Before settling on the sandisk extreme, I looked at ALL the available options on the market for the past 2 years, from cheap little usb sticks, to actual stick format SSD's with big name controllers like SandForce under the hood. Most were either too expensive overall regardless of performance, or not worth looking at due to lack of performance.

Somehow I stumbled on this one while browsing around, and thankfully someone posted some benchmarks that showed the 4k read/write performance, which caught my eye. The 4k read/write numbers on these extreme 3.0 sticks are in another league compared to the competition, and while not up to the levels you would expect from a modern SSD, they're beyond respectable for a USB stick.

So I bought the 16GB model, and upon arrival instead of playing with benchmarks I set out to see why these things are so fast in ways other than large file transfer (which I don't care about, I never use these for storing large files but for booting operating system installation disks or live USB systems, cases where 4k performance matters).

So what did I find? This stick is essentially a single NAND device (probably with multiple die inside) paired with the same controller found on Sandisks U100 SSDs. While they aren't the leader of the pack, that controller is obviously FAR better than your standard USB stick flash management controller. So quite literally we have an SSD on a stick here.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Dan on January 25, 2014
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I purchased this device specifically so that I could create bootable media such as:

-- Using "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" to make Windows 8 installable from this USB drive
-- Using Live USB creators like "unetbootin" in order to make Linux installable from this USB drive

Neither work. This is because SanDisk has decided to set the firmware (which in not changeable by the user) such that this device identifies as a "fixed disk". Most other USB drives identify as a "removable disk". The above USB installer programs require the device to be a "removable disk". Therefore, you cannot use this USB drive to install Windows or Linux. Very frustrating. Newer PC's don't even come with optical drives, so the only way to load an operating system is via USB drive and this drive doesn't allow it!
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February 4, 2014
Hi Dan,

My name is Allen from SanDisk Support. I appreciate your feedback. For a limited period in 2013, SanDisk USB Flash drives were produced with Fixed Disk configuration. At the end of 2013 SanDisk reverted to producing USB Flash Drives with Removable Disk configuration". For detailed information, please feel free to contact SanDisk support at 1-866-SANDISK or submit a support request at www.sandisk.com/support.

Thank you,
Allen,
SanDisk Support.
65 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Epsilon Delta on June 26, 2012
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I got both the Lexar Triton and the Sandisk Extreme 3.0, both 16GB version because the 32GB is a bit expensive.

The speed test is as follows:

Lexar Triton:
94MB/s read
75MB/s write

SanDisk Extreme 3.0:
99MB/s read
60MB/s write

The test file is a 1.5GB file, and both USB drives are in FAT32 format as it is shipped.
A Macbook Pro Retina with 256GB SSD was used to do the speed test.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Emily Moffett on January 24, 2014
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Apparently there are two version of this drive floating around:
One mounts as a fixed drive (for windows 8 compliance)
Other one mounts as a regular USB drive

Sandisk originally had them mount as USB, then switched to fixed, then switched to USB again.
The problem with this is twofold:
Windows 8 users have to have the fixed disk version in order for the drive to be W8 compliant
Non windows 8 users have to have the USB version in order to be able to create a bootable drive (windows install disc, Unbuntu, OPenelec etc)

there is no way to tell what you are getting, the item numbers are exactly the same - total crapshoot, if you get the wrong version you are SOL as Sandisk will not exchange/RMA the item for you since it's not technically broken. Buyer beware
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February 4, 2014
Hi Emily Moffett,

My name is Allen from SanDisk support. For a limited period in 2013, SanDisk USB Flash drives were produced with Fixed Disk configuration. At the end of 2013 SanDisk reverted to producing USB Flash Drives with Removable Disk configuration". For detailed information, please contact SanDisk support at 1-866-SANDISK or submit a support request at www.sandisk.com/support.

Thank you,
SanDisk Support.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By devsk on December 10, 2013
I decided to do the review for this drive instead of adding all the info I collected inside someone's else review as a comment.

This is hands down the fastest USB 3.0 drive in the market right now. I own the 64GB version. Its 4k random read/write performance is unmatched by any USB 3 drive. Not even close. Its twice as fast as the nearest competition in 4k random write. 4k random read/write is what matters when you are reading/writing many small files like during the OS boot sequence or like unpacking Linux kernel sources or copying a large number of photos or songs.

Sequential speeds match the specs. I booted Windows specifically to run CrystalDiskMark and the results are pretty much inline with what other reviewers have reported. You can get a glimpse of those at: [...]

I have been using this drive under Linux and it works like an SSD. You can do smartctl on it using "smartctl -a -d sat /dev/sdb" and "hdparm" will allow to do secure erase if needed.
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