SanDisk Ultra Fit CZ43 64GB USB 3.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive Up To 150MB/s Read- SDCZ43-064G-G46 [Older Version]
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|Digital Storage Capacity||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB||32 GB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0|
|Item Dimensions||0.75 x 0.63 x 0.35 in||1.17 x 0.56 x 0.2 in||0.9 x 0.7 x 0.3 in||—|
|Item Weight||0.32 ounces||0.05 ounces||0.11 ounces||—|
|Memory Storage Capacity||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB||32 GB|
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SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Transfer, Store, and Share Files Ten Times Faster with USB 3.0
With read speeds of up to 130 MB/s and write speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives(1), the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive lets you quickly move, store, and share your favorite media. Use it to add up to 64GB (2) of storage to your device or quickly move files between your laptop, tablet, game console, TV, car audio system, or other USB-enabled device. You can even transfer a full-length movie in less than 40 seconds (3). And because the drive is backward compatible, it works in any USB 2.0 port.
Compact, Stay-Put Design with Generous Storage
This small, low-profile flash drive fits snugly in your device's USB port and is designed to stay put, so you don't have to worry about it falling out or breaking. And with 64GB of storage space, you'll have plenty of room for all your photos, videos, music, and games.
- Write speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (1)
- Compact, low-profile drive stays put in port
- Includes 64GB (2) of storage space for large files
- Keep files private with included SanDisk SecureAccess software (4)
- Includes one-year subscription to RescuePRO Deluxe file recovery software (5)
What's in the Box
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive, 64GB.
Password Protect Your Private Files
With SanDisk SecureAccess software, you can secure your private files in a password-protected folder while keeping other files available to share (4). With 128-bit encryption, the drive keeps your sensitive files private, even when you share it with friends.
Recover Lost or Deleted Photos with RescuePRO Deluxe
The card comes with a one-year subscription to RescuePRO Deluxe recovery software (5). With RescuePRO Deluxe software, it's easy to recover deleted or lost photos or videos and save them to your computer's hard drive--even if the files were deleted months ago.
(1) Write to drive up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (4MB/s); up to 130MB/s read speed. USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
(2) 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
(3) Based on 1.2GB MPEG-4 video transfer with USB 3.0 host device. Results may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors.
(4) Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X v10.5+ (Software download required for Mac).
(5) Registration required; terms and conditions apply.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is the seller of record and licensee in the Americas of SanDisk Products.
|Photos (10 Megapixel)||3600 photos||1800 photos||900 photos|
|Video (1080 AVCHD)||160 minutes||80 minutes||40 minutes|
|Music (MP3 Songs)||4000 songs||2000 songs||1000 songs|
|Office Files (GB)||16 GB||8 GB||4 GB|
This ultra-low-profile, high-performance drive fits snugly into your host devices and safely stays there-nothing to stick out or break off. Leave it in place as a stays-put storage boost of up to 64GB. When it's time to move your content it happens fast, up to ten times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive1. You can transfer a full-length movie in less than 40 seconds2. Play your music collection from your car audio system for that long road trip, or carry your family vacation photos with you. Not only does SanDisk Ultra Fit fit your on-the-go, multi-device lifestyle, it makes it safe to carry and share your content. The included SanDisk Secure Access software3 provides 128-bit file encryption and password protection for your private files while leaving the rest of the drive available for sharing.
Features & details
- High performance USB 3.0 speeds - up to 150MB/s read
- Pre-loaded with SanDisk SecureAccess and 1-year of RescuePro file recovery software
- Warranty: 5-years
- USB3.0 interface, also backwards compatible with USB2.0 systems
- Ideal for notebooks, game consoles, TVs, in-car audio systems
Product information 64GB
|Product Dimensions||0.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 inches|
|Item Weight||0.32 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Customer Reviews||4.1 out of 5 stars 5,460Reviews|
|Date first listed on Amazon||August 10, 2014|
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Q: Is this flash drive gluten free?
A: Yes, but made with GMO :(
Q: why does it get so hot and stop writing?
A: It will stop writing if you have sustained file transfers too. On mine it takes about a mi…
Q: is it working with car stereo?
A: There is a known issue with audio from this drive. View the 1-star reviews and you'll noti…
Q: Does it have a hole so I can put it on my key chain?
A: Yes but it's tiny. It would work with a very thin keyring or lanyard, which is what I use.
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Precursor - I use SanDisk USB keys exclusively for work and car audio. I also use their SDHC Ultra cards exclusively for my digital photography. They are (IMHO) the best on the market. That being said - my review of this item.
First - when it is in-use - I mean really in use - like a large or numerous files - it gets HOT - Way hotter than the 35 degrees celsius (95 degrees F) that the SanDisk people refer to in the reviews...hot enough that you cannot touch it for a few seconds (again where the SanDisk people say to let it sit for 15-20 seconds before touching - Why???). After a large file transfer, it cools quickly. When using it in an auto receiver - it does not heat up as the data is randomly being accessed in short bursts. That being said - it does get hot. The older USB-2 versions (Cruzer Fit CZ33) does not get hot. Guess the data moves so fast that it scorches the copper pathways.
That brings me to the second point. USB-3 quickness. It is USB-3 quick on the transfer start but it slows down relative to the heating of the USB key. The hotter the USB key, the slower the transfer. When transferring 12gb data, it got very hot - stopped transferring for a minute (the USB key cooled down) started up quickly and then slowed down again to a crawl and finally - stopping again for the key to cool. I was able to do this on a laptop, desktop and MacBook - same results with all three so it is not a computer issue. So - is it USB-3 quick? Yes - until it overheats and stops to cool.
Third - Car stereo. Works like a champ! No issues at all. I have about 80 CDs on the key, roughly 12 songs per CD. It plays properly, is small enough that it does not stick out (The older Cruzer Fit CZ33 fits even closer to the faceplate of the car's receiver) and does NOT get hot. Minimal data transfers fed to the buffer of the receiver means that the key is not being pings as heavily and does not overheat. I have no issues at all with playing back MP3s on my receiver. But - I replicated the 'not playing' issue. My receiver only supports 128 folders (albums) of data. For giggles, I put 140 folder on the key and fired up the receiver. It failed to read the key. I pulled 12 folders off - leaving 128 and it worked fine. I added one (making 129 folders) and it worked sporadically. Not saying this is the cause for all - just something I noticed.
So - Three stars...
Quick on short bursts
Plenty of storage
Works great with car stereos.
Overheats on large transfers
Slows down when overheating
SanDisk support - No need to tell me to "open a case" - it is obvious that this USB key has flaws (just look at how many people report the same issue). Redesign or get a firmware fix. Not the usual SanDisk quality I have come to expect.
Because the thumbdrive gets unusually hot, I measured current with USB current meter. I connected usb current meter to USB 2.0 port, and connected SanDisk Ultra Fit 16GB on the other side.
When the thumbdrive is in idle, 0.06A is constantly measured.
When the thumbdrive is in active, measure current fluctuates between 0.16A and 0.10A, so the average current looks to be 0.13A.
The power consumption rate of the thumbdrive is P = VI = 5.04V x 0.13mA = 655 mW. Because the power mostly dissipates as heat, the power consumption rate can be regarded as heat generation rate. If you are an electrical engineer, you can find that 655 mW is quite a high power for the small devices as thumbdrive. Note that the power limit of a normal resistor used in breadboard is 1/4 Watt. The power consumption of the thumbdrive is twice to the allowed power consumption of a normal resistor.
Furthermore, my computer is equipped only with USB 2.0 and the above current measurement is implemented in USB 2.0. In USB 3.0, much more current will flow through the thumbdrive, generating even more heat and increases temperature further.
High temperature in thumbdrive means shorter lifetime. Thus, I recommend this product for occasional use, but not for continuous or extensive use.
I attached some photos to show you guys how hot it gets after being connected to my laptop for 3 minutes (117.3 F or 47.5 C).
Given that it overheats in such a small amount of time, I recommend not to leave it connected to any USB port for more than 30 minutes, otherwise I think your data might be at risk.