SanDisk Ultra Luxe 256gb EXTREME heat

I recently bought a SanDisk Ultra Luxe 256gb to replace my Ultra Flair. The Ultra Luxe gets EXTREMELY hot to the point I can’t hold it between my fingers for more than 3 seconds (this is after removing it from my TV after watching a movie). Is this going to damage my TV? Does anybody have any recommendations of brands that don’t turn into literal kettle’s because this is ridiculous and it really makes me think it is going to damage the USB port on my TV. Why are they heating up so much? They’re supposed to be the premium brand of Pen Sticks and they’re absolutely terrible when it comes to heat. Is there anything I can personally do?

You can try using a short USB A-Male to A-Female adapter cable to separate the Ultra Luxe from the TV’s USB port.

Thats my current plan. I bought the best cable i could from ebay, usb 3.0 5gbps im just hoping theres no quality loss. It is still a huge problem with the drives though and it needs adressing/fixing

Many of these drives are known for being toasty, its been a thing for many years now so its probably normal.

A different perspective is that the case is radiating the heat away from the port, the really short ones just sink all the heat into the port itself.

If you are worried about your tv use an extension cable.

Ultra luxe is a budget drive in a nicer casing, the name is misleading, expensive drives cost several times more and have closer to SSD speeds. The extreme pro is 3x the cost of the luxe for example.


There is no quality loss at this length and speed, there isn’t much video out there that would saturate even usb 2.0, perhaps raw 4k+ from a professional camera.

Even a bluray unrecompressed takes 2 hours to transfer its 40GB~ of data after all.


that was a waste of money, all 3.0 usb heat up, it is normal, they do it because they need to concentrate a lot more for there is a lot more space it needs to manage, even if that space isn’t taken up, it will still heat up and work hard/fast. it is not damaging your devices,

USB 3.0 always heat up, there is nothing wrong with it and it does not cause damage to your devices. it is because with the new usb (3.0) needs to concentrate a lot more into a small percentage and space that you are putting things in, it needs to put in a lot more effort to run a usb with that amount of size. so don’t worry, it is normal. if you wish to avoid this again in the future (usb heating up) just get a 2.0 usb

if the usb is 3.0 that explains why, 3.0 usb have a much larger reading, meaning they will heat up faster because they are being put to use, even in the background. you may not be using it but it will always heat up, it does not cause damage to your device. if you still do not trust it, get a 2.0 usb.