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SanDisk Debuts the Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the release of the high-speed SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive that delivers exceptional performance in a tiny form factor, while providing expanded storage for PCs and other devices. Media enthusiasts can now transfer a full-length movie in 40 seconds, enjoy transfer speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives and be confident the streamlined USB will offer reliable storage in minimal space.

"As a leader in the flash storage space, our goal has always been to deliver the best, most reliable products," said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. "While there are other USB 3.0 products on the market, SanDisk's Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive offers consumers superior performance and impressive capacity in an extremely compact design."





The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive builds upon the success of the extremely popular Cruzer Fit USB flash drive, a strong player in the "plug and stay" category - using a low-profile, compact 2.0 USB solution to expand a device's storage capacity. The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 will offer an updated, modern design, as well as impressive increased performance to move media quickly between devices. It's an ideal companion for notebooks, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, car audio systems, and more. The 64 GB and 32 GB versions offer write speeds up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, while the 16 GB version offers up to 5 times faster write speeds than standard USB 2.0 drives. All capacities provide up to 130 MB/s read speeds, feature SanDisk SecureAccess software to keep private files safe with password protection and 128-bit encryption, and include a year's subscription to RescuePRO software to recover lost or corrupted files.

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The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is now available worldwide and on www.sandisk.com in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB capacities at an MSRP of $39.99, $69.99 and $109.99 respectively.
 

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I wonder what the actual write speeds are. The read speeds are slower than other nano drives already on the market, so what about the writes?
 
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130MB/s read speeds? No thank you.
 

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130MB/s read speeds? No thank you.
Why? Most USB 3.0 flash drives have sub-100MB/s read speeds... So 130MB/s in this form factor is pretty damn good.
 
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I wonder what the actual write speeds are. The read speeds are slower than other nano drives already on the market, so what about the writes?
I checked their site. Well it is as always with marketing, disappointing. What they consider as standard USB 2.0 drive is a drive that writes with 4MB/sec. So write speeds should be maximum 40MB/sec for the 32 and 64 GB versions, and about 20MB/sec max for the 16GB version.

Go at the product's page
http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/ultra-fit3/
go to specifications and move the mouse pointer over the ** next to that "130MB/s read speed"
 

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those 'poor' speeds are still way ahead of most cheap USB 3.0 drives over here. mine manages 15MB/s writes and 40MB/s reads, and that craps all over my various USB 2.0 devices.


i'd buy this for sure, if the price was low enough.
 
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I really like Sandisk in general: have two SSDs and some of their class 10 microSD cards and I ma pretty impressed. But if speeds is what we are talking for this USB and size doesn't matter, I am using this right now: http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435 . It gives me ~45 write/ 95 read. I paid 15 bucks for the 16GB version and I am pretty satisfied. Compared to the 40 bucks for 16gbs of this one, I think I will pass.
 
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Why? Most USB 3.0 flash drives have sub-100MB/s read speeds... So 130MB/s in this form factor is pretty damn good.
Because my flash drive is faster. And this is just my work one. This isnt even my 64GB Mushkin.
 

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Because my flash drive is faster. And this is just my work one. This isnt even my 64GB Mushkin.
Is your flash drive also this small? My Voyager GTX is fast as hell, but it is also f'n massive. I couldn't exactly just plug it into my ultabook and leave it there and use it as a secondary storage. However, I could do that with this Sandisk drive.
 
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I lose my flash drives now. I dont want them any smaller lol.
 

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I lose my flash drives now. I dont want them any smaller lol.
I had to attach mine to my car key so I would stop loosing them. Now, if I loose my flash drive, I loose my car key.

But these types of drives aren't really meant to be carried around everywhere with you. They're meant to put in a USB port and left there to act as secondary storage.