Last year, i bought a Sandisk Cruzer Ultra CZ48 16GB and was very impressed with it. It had really good read/write speeds, and had a nifty LED Indicator to indicate disk activity. It runs quite cool even under heavy loads (not uncomfortable to touch)
TODAY, I bought a NEW Sandisk Cruzer Ultra CZ48 32GB and i am really disappointed by it. Here are the 3 problems with it:
By logic, a 32GB should offer at least the same performance as the 16GB one, right? WRONG. This new 32GB Drive runs Slower than my 16GB CZ48! (Yes, both of my thumbdrives are sold under the same model number. The write speed on this new 32GB one is HORRENDOUSLY SLOW. Read speeds are between 10-20% lower than the old16GB CZ48)
Where’s my disk activity LED?! My new 32GB thumbdrive has NO LED INDICATOR at all! Compare this to my 16GB drive (same model), and it has a disk activity (orange) LED! But that’s not all!
OVERHEATING. This NEW 32GB usb drive runs very, very hot! When plugged in and not even in use, once i eject and plug out the thumbdrive, i realize the metal USB Ports are very hot! (70 degrees celsius and above i think). My 16GB one does not heat up so crazily like that! I fear this kind of heat would 1) kill the NAND memory in the drive quickly and 2) Spoil my laptop USB port! NONE of my other thumdrives heat up so much (e.g. sony, toshiba, imation, etc)
Totally disappointed with the new Sandisk Ultra CZ48 32GB that i bought. :confounded:
Model number: SDCZ48-032G
Anyone else have this issue?
Sandisk, will you also help to advice on this?