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SanDisk Extreme 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive With Speed Up To 190MB/s- SDCZ80-032G-G46
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- Super-Fast Transfer Speeds (up to 190 MB/sec for USB 3.0 enabled host)
- Secure file encryption and password protection with included SanDisk SecureAccess software
- USB 3.0 enabled, backward compatible to USB 2.0
- Lifetime limited warranty
- Retractable capless design
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Spend less time waiting Transfer large photos, videos or other files up to 10 times faster with the SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive. Super fast read speeds up to 190 MB/sec lets you transfer large HD videos, photos and other files in a fraction of the time it takes for USB 2.0 technology. The included SanDisk SecureAccess software provides 128 bit file encryption and password protection for your private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for sharing. Enjoy peace of mind with SanDisk Extreme USB flash drives backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Read speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 drives at up to 190 MB/sec; Write speed lower and varies by capacity. Based on internal testing using a USB 3.0 compatible host; performance will vary depending on host device. 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes. 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage. Password protection uses 128 bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X v10.5+ (Software download required for Mac)
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(1)Its maximum read speed, 200 MB/sec is the fastest of all USB 3.0 or USB 2 flash drives tested including more expensive Lexar Triton, Verbatim V3 etc. Its 185 Mb/s is top 5 in writes behind Triton etc. This saves you a lot of time when copying or reading files. This makes a huge difference if you are waiting at your computer for the copying to finish.
(2)It uses USB 3.0 and can be up to 10 times faster in reads and writes than the fastest USB 2 flash drives if inserted in "USB 3.0 port".
The speed gain is much less if inserted in USB 2 port. The speed can be verified with a free software called atto, downloaded from the internet.
(3)It is like carrying almost the fastest 10000 rpm hard drive in your pocket, is more reliable with no moving parts, is smaller 2.79 inch x 0.84 x 0.45 and uses much less electricity.
Its maximum reads 200 MB/sec are faster than the maximum reads or writes 133 MB/sec of the fastest 7200rpm SATA 6 GB/s hard drive 1 TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000. But slower than the maximum reads and writes, 209 MB/s of Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ hard drive(1 TB, 10,000 rpm, SATA 6 Gbit/s). The results are from tomshardware.
Its speeds are much slower than solid state drives. SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB has 550MB/sec reads, 520MB/sec writes.
(3)It comes installed with 128-bit AES encryption and password software, like Verbatim, to protect your data which is stored in a "vault" from unauthorized access. You can also store non-sensitive data on the drive outside the vault.
Warning : My Norton Internet Security software rates the RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win.exe, the software bundled with the drive
..............unstable. This program crashed in Windows 8 while I was using it to add files to the "vault", causing all my files to be deleted. There are ..............many reports of crashes on the internet. I tried 6 different undelete software like Pandora, SanDisk RescuePRO, etc, the best one is ..............Recuva using deep scan. I recommend using a more reliable and stable encryption software, not from Sandisk.
(4)I store sensitive data on my flash drive like bank statements, passwords, scanned receipts , insurance policies, etc on my flash drive, but not on my computer, to protect from fire, theft, damage, unauthorized access, etc.
The unauthorized access is critical if you lose your flash drive.
I tie two 50-pound-strength translucent fishing lines to the flash drive to hang around my neck.
(5)Up to 2GB of its files can be backed up onto a secure online server on YuuWaa "for free". This provides an extra backup in case you lose your flash drive.
(5)Lifetime warranty, same as Verbatim, is much longer than the warranty for Kingston (5-year), PNY (1-year) and other flash drives.
(6) To copy files 5 GB or larger onto this flash drive, re-format the drive in Ex-FAT. Ex-FAT also allow faster reads and writes than FAT16, FAT32, NTFS.
Make sure the computer you are copying files from has the Windows driver installed to read the Ex-FAT format. Also make a copy of all the software on the flash drive because formatting writes over all the data.
(7) $70 charged by Amazon is much less than the $100 charged by Staples, Fry's Electronics, etc.
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My name is Allen from SanDisk support. I appreciate your candid feedback and review. We strive to achieve customer satisfaction. Just to let you know, we have launched a new and improved version of SecureAccess software over a year ago. . We would recommend you to please migrate from the older version to the new one to have better experience encrypting your files. Please refer to the link below downloading the new version:
Please take a back up of your confidential files prior to migrating.
For any further assistance or if you have additional suggestions, please feel free to contact SanDisk support at 1-866-SANDISK or submit a support request at www.sandisk.com/support. We will assist you towards an appropriate resolution.
Out of curiosity (and because I'm a nerd), I ran hdparm on the stick to see what it was running under the hood. It promptly told me it was a "SanDisk SSD U100 32GB" - this is a controller Sandisk uses in some laptop drives! That's like lifting the hood of a Honda Accord, and finding a Ferrari engine underneath. If you wonder why this thing costs ~$40, it's because you are basically buying a sawed-off SSD.
(Note that according to the internets, this speedy controller is only used for the 32GB and the 64GB models; the 16GB uses a more "budget" controller and the performance reflects that.)
Look and Feel: It has an interesting mix of matte and glossy plastics that give it a sleek-yet-understated feel. It's like a souped-up version of their "cruzer" flash drives. The retraction mechanism has this smooth, positive-feedback clicky thing going on that I am now a big fan of.
This thing is just fast. Crazy fast.
3 months of use so far on an almost daily basis and no problems thus far. No heating issues (I stayed away from the tiny USB drives Sandisk makes as I have heard that is a common problem) or apparent slowdowns.
My usage for this drive is Linux Live OS with persistence storage. In other words, I run Linux from it and program data gets stored onto the drive. The difference I have noticed between this and a USB 2.0 device is shuttering. On the 2.0 drive, there would be constant hang ups from doing the most basic thing, web browsing. Hardly could have two tabs opened without some lag introduced. Now, it is like it is nonexistent. As if I am running Windows 10, which now is arguably seeming sluggish in comparison.
In any case, I am putting this drive on a real test of its life. Constant reads/writes to access data. I did purchase a refurbished unit. Comes stamped with "REFURB" on the bottom.
Pros: I like that I could attach a lanyard easily. I like that there was a grey background on the unit, that was light enough to label with a Sharpie marker. And I llike the easy to open/close design, since I hate flash drives that come with caps.
This works fine if you are NOT using the password vault option, but if you are, it's a problematic item!