09-12-2011 11:37 AM
I am a long time fan of Sandisk products. I use them almost daily and highly recommend them, by name, to colleagues. I see others are having performance issues also. Tech support and chat have not been any help. There 2 answers are..
1.Format the drive
2. Copy 1 file at a time
I've formatted the drive a few times to either FAT32 or NTFS. Makes no difference. I am a computer technician. When I use my flash drive, I copy whatever a customer needs and that may come in hundreds of files and folders. Copying one file at a time could take hours so this is not a reasonable suggestion. since my customers pay me hourly.
I could actually accept the answer that all 16GB cruzers are that slow but support won't comment on this. Does anyone know if this is a Sandisk only issue or are other brand's faster.
I would like to post my test results.
Sandisk USB flash drive: sdcz36-016g black bl1106wz0b
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09-12-2011 01:55 PM
this drive is an entry level device and no speed specs are published. typically you can expect 3 to 5MB/s which looks like what you are seeing. if you are interested in speed look at sandisk ultra or extreme line products.
09-12-2011 05:13 PM - edited 09-12-2011 05:14 PM
The reason why its fast on the 1st min then suddenly fades away is that windows decreases its speed due to errors. When it detects an error, it needs to resend the data again, at the same time, increasing the window size. Until it goes to a stable speed. Check out "Windowing" in google. I agree, speed is ok.
09-14-2011 06:32 AM
There are free softwares that provides you a boost in copying data. Teracopy is one of them. You can check it out. i got 3 flash drives here, thy avaerage 3-4Mbps too. I wouldnt worry about it unless if you are tried to transfer enormous files.
09-23-2011 01:50 AM
I also considered Sandisk as the clear market leader and always favoured Sandisk products over anything else given the choice. However, the Cruser Blade (8GB in my case) is an utter disappointment - it's slower even than the unbranded give-away sticks I got years ago! The suggestion to go "Ultra" for a comparable performance to the current generic junk is a poor excuse.
Clearly, Sandisk is not a blind choice any more.
09-26-2011 12:51 AM - edited 09-26-2011 01:04 AM
I bought SanDisk for quality and expected performance at least in par with unbranded, cheaper alternatives. Obviously that's too much.