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SanDisk Flash Memory Vault 16GB Flash Drive SDARC1-016G-U46

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4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Long-term solution for the memories worth preserving for generations*
  • Protects the quality of photos and videos
  • Tested to support data retention for up to 100 years*
  • Create your own memory museum to preserve your special moments
  • Designed for long-term reliability and durability
  • Trust your memories from the global leader in flash memory cards
  • Save family digital heirlooms
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Technical Details

  • USB Powered

Product Description

Product Description

Remember those first steps, birthdays, weddings, family reunions, graduations, and moments with best friends? The past has been filled with some of the best memories of our lives; some we can easily recall and others seem to elude us with time. SanDisk has created the SanDisk® Memory Vault to ensure your photos and videos last for generations*. Preserve your life’s most cherished moments with the SanDisk Memory Vault.

From the Manufacturer

Protect your photos and videos for up to 100 years with the SanDisk Memory Vault. This easy-to-use storage device preserves your treasured memories for future generations--all you need is a PC with a USB port. Backed by extensive data retention test results, the SanDisk Memory Vault is a convenient way to keep your photos and videos organized, protected, and accessible. It comes with writeable labels to help you keep track of all your files.

Preserve your photos and videos for future generationsPreserve your photos and videos for future generations
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SanDisk Memory Vault 16 GB
At a Glance:
  • Stores and protects up to 16 GB of videos and photos
  • Chronolock technology provides up to 100 years of storage life
  • Includes USB cable for easy PC connection
  • No moving parts for reliable operation
  • Limited lifetime warranty
SanDisk Memory Vault 16 GB Product Shot
Connects to your computer via the included USB cable for easy file transfer. View larger.
SanDisk Memory Vault 16 GB Product Shot
Protects your memories for generations and fits in the palm of your hand. View larger.
Digitally Preserve Videos and Photos

The Memory Vault acts like a digital version of a traditional file cabinet--it's an ideal place to store favorite videos and photos from weddings, birthdays, graduations, and more. It utilizes SanDisk's Chronolock technology to digitally store photos and videos and keep them protected for up to 100 years.*

This device makes it easy to create, organize, and preserve your own memory log with photos and videos. It features no moving parts and is compact for easy storage in a drawer, closet, or laptop bag. The Memory Vault also comes in a 8 GB capacity.

USB Connection for Easy Operation

It's simple to turn your disorganized photo and video files into an archive of your treasured memories for generations to come. The Memory Vault connects directly to your PC via the included USB cable for quick and easy data transfer and saving. Once digitally stored inside the vault, your photos and videos are essentially locked in and protected, yet still easily accessible.

Product and Warranty Information

Memory Vault is compatible with most systems, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.4 or above. It comes with promotional offers for Ancestry.com, SentrySafe, and iMemories.com. Memory Vault is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.**

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SanDisk: Capture, Store, and Preserve

As a global leader in flash memory cards, SanDisk has been helping consumers capture and store their memories for years. The SanDisk Memory Vault goes one step further by preserving those memories for future generations.

What's in the Box

Memory Vault (16 GB), USB cable, instruction manual, and labels.

*For more information, see www.sandisk.com/preserve

**30 years in Germany and regions not recognizing limited lifetime warranty.

How does the SanDisk Memory Vault work?
Step 1. Connect
Step 2. Save
Step 3. Preserve


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 1.9 x 3.2 inches ; 2.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005LN51M8
  • Item model number: SDARC1-016G-U46
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2011

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I will post my review of this flash drive in 100 years, since the only sensible thing to say is it held readable data for that long. In the meantime, be aware that Sandisk told me, in a private communication, that this device uses cheaper MLC chips (Multi Level Cell technology) which piggy-back data on individual cells, instead of the more expensive SLC technology (Single Level Cell) which stores one bit of data per cell. SLC is considered the more reliable storage medium. But overriding the MLC/SLC controversy is whether flash memory retains data *at all* when not used at regular intervals. There remains the chance that cells will simply lose their charge, whether or not they contain single or multiple bits of data.

The best discussion of data longevity I've ever come across refers to Nature's habit of copying its creations from generation to generation. Do the same by copying your data at regular intervals to ever newer storage formats. Ask your children to do the same. We don't have to lose our heritage due to carelessness or blind trust in frail technology.
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I like this product because of its robust construction and small size. It writes to perfectly. I would like to have been able to get a bigger version ( as in Gb size!) as I am a keen photographer and have lots of photos to store. I would recommend this product to anyone who has precious memories - viz: a wedding, birth, anniversary etc- they wish to store and keep for future generations.
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Of course I can't speak for the 100yr claims sandisk makes on the memory vault but I can tell you about the rest. True 16gb storage capacity and super fast transferring. It took me less than 15 minutes to move over 5000 photos and videos. I wish they sold a 36gb. I have 3.2 gb of space left on it and I plan to fill it with home movies
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I like this flash drive but I have so many pictures and videos that I would need many flash drives to store them.
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I have given this as a gift for new parents and photo buffs.
None of them have tried it yet except for one.
That one person was intimidated by the process and lack of directions included.
There was nothing on line that helped explain it.
I used mine without any problems linked with the printer only and it works well.
I too found the lack of direction included in the packaging and on line disconcerting.
I would have given it 5 stars but based on the above, have to give it 4.
I love the concept of the 100 years even though I won't be around to see it!
Shipping was fast with no problems.
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