Why does my sandisk 512GB flash drive get burning hot?

When I use my sandisk flashdrive it becomes literally too hot to touch. I can’t hold onto it for more than a second before it burns my fingers. Why?

Too much being written to it. Did you format it and if so to what format? And what are you writing to the drive?

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Hi @AngryCustomerAgain,

Have you opened a Support Case? If not opened, for more information, please contact the SD Technical Support team for best assistance and troubleshooting:

Ok, thanks. I will open the case to resolve it.

Is it hot on the initial two hour charge that is needed before use because that’s what I am doing now & it’s very hot! Worried it will fry my iPad?

Charge!! You don’t need to charge a USB drive and you don’t need to reformat new ones either. Whatever you’re doing is wrong.