02-11-2016 09:37 PM
Pretty disgusted with the way you have all been treated. I too had an Ultra Fit - albeit 128gb with the same problems./ Today I exchanged it to a comparable one made by Strontium and it is running fine.
When will companies realise that the way they deal with customers if things don't go according to plan (i.e. defective goods) is enough to lose their custom.
I for one will not be buying san disk anymore.
02-17-2016 05:55 PM
My 64GB FIT has run very hot from day 1 when copying files or formating. It is so hot I can't touch the metal part for more than 2 sec while in use and I have to wait a few min to cool down after pulling it out. While at idle it is just slightly warm. I only use it in a 3.0 port on my 1 year old MSI gaming laptop. It obviously is not a hardware issue since there are so many reported heat problems even in new computers. A design flaw in the Fit has to be the problem . I'm also getting terrible write speeds of only 23MB/s when it should be around 100 MB/s. My read speeds are better than spec at 145MB/s but that doesn't make up for the write speed. I will not get any more Ultra Fits at any price, I will try the Extreme 64GB next.
02-18-2016 02:13 AM - edited 02-18-2016 02:26 AM
To continue my previous post...
PS: certain people with a "Guru" badge here claim that the issues are caused by filesystems or some other mythological reasons. That's wrong. A storage device should not care what filesystem or OS is used as it should be designed to work correctly under any load providing the ambient environment is within its limits. Please do not confuse people with your silly myths.
02-18-2016 02:52 AM
@artci: "replace them by another equivalent model", did you mean they were not replaced with Ultra Fit? Any chance to share what is the repalcement model which works well?
"there is no speed drop"... would you mind to share what is the average write and read speed you can achieve with the replacement model?
Agree with your comments re. filesystems.
02-18-2016 06:44 PM
I guess enough people have replied... but here's my reply from experience: Yes the ultra fit does get too hot, but its ok - there's no problem other than that. Its been working fine for me for the past 1 year with moderate activity. Just some thermal dissipation folks, bear it for the small size
02-19-2016 02:27 AM
I did a small temperature measurement test.
02-19-2016 10:26 AM
"did you mean they were not replaced with Ultra Fit? Any chance to share what is the repalcement model which works well?" - SanDisk Ultra USB3 64GB, I did not chose the model, but specifically stated that I do not want a microdrive anymore.
"would you mind to share what is the average write and read speed you can achieve with the replacement model?" - a quick test shown ~100MB/s sequential read and ~50MB/s sequential write. While not great, but it is fine - also the flash drive remains barely warm with a load that killed the UltraFit (copying to flash drive a VHDX disk image of size ~10GB).
I am happy now with the "quality for price" I got with these new drives.