SanDisk - 64GB USB Type A Flash Drive - Red


Safely store your sensitive files on this SanDisk USB 3.0 Type A flash drive, which features SecureAccess software for file encryption and password protection to safeguard your data. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for ease of use.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 64GB USB Type A Flash Drive
  • Software: SecureAccess, RescuPro file recovery (1-year subscription)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4090 out of 4170)

Features


64GB storage capacity

Gives you plenty of space for sensitive digital documents, photos and more.

Plugs into a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port

For simple flexibility.

SecureAccess software

Lets you set up password protection and encrypts your files to prevent tampering. Back up your files for added security with RescuPro file recovery (1-year subscription included).

Up to 100MB/sec. read speeds

For rapid response when updating files.

Retractable design

Keeps the connector safe against everyday wear and tear.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4168 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SanDisk Flash Memory - ALWAYS My 1st Choice!!!

    Posted
    SpockCO
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    I've said this before, and I WILL say it many more times AGAIN(!) ... SanDisk "flash" memory devices ARE the BEST FLASH MEMORY DEVICES YOU CAN BUY! I'll probably never buy any other manufacturer's flash drive if a comparable SanDisk product is available, price NOT withstanding! I LOVE: The compact design AND the retractable USB connector! AND, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND attaching a 16 - 20" lanyard to help keep it from getting lost deep in the pockets of your backpack/messenger bag! I MISS: Not having an "access" light to know when it's actually in operation, but this does seem to be a feature that is just going to go away on most flash drives, especially as they get smaller and smaller and smaller. I bought this particular flash drive as a backup and secondary storage device for my ASUS Transformer Book T100TAF, 2-in-1 Tablet with Keyboard Docking Station (1 GB RAM & 32 GB SSD built-in, and a 32 GB Micro SD Slot). ... Unfortunately, Windows 8.1 (and Windows 10 for that matter) WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO MAKE A WINDOWS SYSTEM IMAGE BACKUP TO A FAT-32 FORMATTED FLASH STORAGE DEVICE - ONLY NTSF FORMATTED DEVICES CAN BE USED. ... So I used a 500GB "Winchester"-type portable hard disk drive to accomplish the backup. So now I have more than 58 additional gigabytes of storage for my "2-in-1" tablet! ... That's a WHOLE LOT OF music and photos and videos and documents and spreadsheets and etc., etc., etc. - Now, I'm good to go for years to come with about 90 additional gigabytes of storage (SanDisk Ultra 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive and a 32 GB Micro SD card) for my ASUS 2-in-1 Tablet! Thanks Again to SanDisk AND Best Buy for GREAT, Reliable, Compact Data Storage Devices at Incredibly LOW Prices!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One caviat

    Posted
    BasilarchiaArchippus
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    Benchmarking this drive right out of the package may be misleading. I'd never bothered with benchmarking until about an year ago when I had some problems with a solid state drive. Since then I have played around with benchmarking various devices. When I bench marked this flash drive the results were terrible, barely better than my average 2.0 drives. At first I thought it might be defective but then I thought to check the 32GB version of this drive which I always thought was quite speedy. I'd purchased it over a year ago. So I benchmarked now and its average speeds were not real great but the interesting thing was that the first third of the drive was reading well over 120MB/sec, well above the advertised rate. The last two thirds were about as bad as my new 64GB drive. That's when I remembered the narrow 120MB/sec read spike at the very beginning of that 64GB drive. The software that comes on the drive? Then I wondered if you only get full speeds to data that's been written. That is, those parts of the drive that have been used, written to or written to and erased. To test this I filled the rest of the 32GB drive and then erased that added data. The average read speed for the entire drive was now 127.4MB/sec. I filled and erased the 64GB drive and it now reads 116.7. Not quite as good as the 32GB drive but I'm happy. I checked some of the poor reviews of this drive and see mentions of poor benchmarks. Maybe this was their problem too. I've had no problems with the 32GB drive and expect none with this one. Good drive. Got it on sale, so great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Performance & Benchmarks Below Average

    Posted
    tjbIthaca
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    Disappointing, but adequate for moderate speed writes. Tested with Ubuntu Linux 14.04.2 on Sony VGN-NW270F using default Disks utility. My computer has USB 2 ports. Benchmarking parameters:: Transfer Rate Samples = 100, Sample Size = 10 MB; Access Time Number of Samples = 100. Results:: Averages: Write = ~12 MB/s Read = ~39 MB/s Comments:: Reads were fairly constant at ~39 MB/s with insignificant fluctuation. Writes spiked sharply between 12 and 7 MB/s. Access times were constant at ~0.99 ms. Conclusions:: I have a few PNY flash drives of the same capacity, purchased recently, that benchmark about the same on read and access, but are twice as fast on write. The waveform on the PNYs are square and may contribute to the better write speeds. The SanDisk had sharp points on the top and bottom of the waveform. I'm not an engineer, but I suspect the controller in the PNY flash drive may be more modern and advanced than the one in this specific SanDisk flash drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage for quick access

    Posted
    MrBiggs
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    Not much to say, other than it works for my needs. First, the one feature anyone these days should be checking for in flash storage is making sure it is USB 3.0 compatible. With the amount of computers, tablets, etc. utilizing a USB 3.0 connection, you'll thank yourself for having the faster transfer speed, when moving something like a few movies before a plane flight. It'll cut down the transfer time substantially from a traditional USB 2.0 flash drive. In other words, spend the couple more dollars to get the faster speed and always spring for the most storage you can comfortably afford, as opposed to what you think you may need. Its easier to have the storage there, then need it and you have run out of space. SanDisk is one of the leaders in flash storage so quality and performance have been great. I personally hold this on a lanyard for work because I deal with constant file transfers and application downloads throughout the day. Works perfectly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good drive but encryption is lacking

    Posted
    KsPhotog
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    The drive is fast and works as any thumb drive does and there isnt much to say good or bad. I bought the drive because of the encryption to secure files when I carry the drive and thought that since this is SanDisk it would be well thought out. The encryption , San Disk Secure Access comes on the drive and it is a simple process to set up a password. When you do this you find out that this is the light version and for the full access version you need to buy the upgrade. I am reluctant to upgrade due to the poor workings of the light version such as transferring files. When I tried to transfer several word files by dragging them from the thumb drive back to the computer I found that I could only transfer one file at a time. This was very irritating and due to the process I missed file and it wasn't until later that I realized this. In my opinion they should give you a trial version of the full program instead of the limited light version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It does everything it's expected to do.

    Posted
    spikey27
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    This is typical of flash drives, easy to use, fast, and in this case it holds lots of data (64GB). Since this is used as a backup, I don't use it often, but so far it has worked well. As far as speed, I can't tell much difference between USB 3.0 devices (which this is) and the older USB 2.0 devices, apparently because of the way I use it. This is borne out on other reviewers' tests. They say it depends on the type of usage, and I believe them. One note: The manufacturer warrants these USB 3.0 flash drives for 5 years, whereas they only warrant their USB 2.0 drives for 1 or 2 years. The difference in price was only about $5.00. So for a little more, you get a faster drive, and a much longer warranty. I suspect changing the interface to USB 3.0 is not the only improvement inside. Touching the sides after usage seems to show the 3.0 devices don't get as warm, and that always leads to longer life in electronic equipment. I'm satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value...imperfect design

    Posted
    Sarahbeth
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    I was thrilled to find such a great deal on this flash drive. So far it seems to be working just as I'd hoped, fast transfer of files. The largest I've transferred so far has been around 300 MBs so I can't speak to very large file transfer rate. My one complaint which is that the drive doesn't stay "in" with the drive looped onto a small key ring. The hole seems too close to the slider mechanism so any movement causes the drive to slide open. The purpose of this drive for me was for traveling daily to college classes and I didn't want a drive floating around loose in my backpack. I'm concerned long term about potential damage. I wouldn't purchase this particular model again for the design flaw but it's still a great value. I would recommend this with the caveat that it's best for at home or office use, not for daily travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice storage capacity - but a bad design.

    Posted
    Fotoflyer
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    I purchased the new SanDisk USB 3.0 flash drive because it featured a slot and button along the top, which extends and retracts the metal USB connector. Unfortunately, there is NO detent to lock the USB connector on this model. That means the USB drive slides in and out on its own when it's in your pocket . . . very handy for picking up pocket lint! Although I'm happy with the amount of storage it provides (at the sale price I paid for it), I am NOT happy with the way it's designed. I live in southern Arizona, and the fact that the Sandisk - Ultra 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive doesn't lock in either the closed or open position means that it allows dirt and dust to get into the business end very easily, whether you carry it in your pocket or clipped to your key ring!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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