SanDisk - Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive - Black/Silver

Secure your files and enjoy rapid transfers with this SanDisk Ultra Fit SDCZ43-128G-A46 flash drive, which offers read speeds up to 130MB/sec. SecureAccess software helps ensure your files remain private, and a cap protects the drive from damage.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive
  • Software: RescuPro (1-year subscription) and SecureAccess

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1594 out of 1643)

Features


128GB storage capacity

Provides plenty of space for photos, videos and other important files.

Plugs into a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

For simple compatibility.

SecureAccess software

Keeps your sensitive data private. Also includes 1-year subscription to RescuPro file recovery software for your peace of mind.

Up to 130MB/sec. read speeds

Enable fast access to your files.

Operates in temperatures ranging from 32° to 113°

For durability that keeps up with your lifestyle.

Included cap

Protects the drive from damage.

Slim, low-profile design

Slips easily into your pocket or bag.


Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for os use for security, or storage

    Posted
    davidtaco

    Okay, I am a techie. I like to use things not as directed. I specifically buy micro sized usb drives for os drives. I have the original sandisk cruzer fit (not the ultra) and it is absolute garbage. It is the slowest flash drive ever to exist. I am not joking. So I went reshopping. I decided I wanted a usb 3.0 since usb 2.0 drives are going slower and slower. Seriously 3 mb/s is ridiculous even for usb 2. So I bought the cruzer ultra fit 32 and 64gb (but assume it works the same for the 128 version). This is what I wanted! Fast fast 130mb/s transfers. Yes it does get slightly hot, but not bad. Let me explain this misconception further... I use this as my windows os drive. Yes you read that right! I do not use hdd's or ssd's in my modern computers in case of theft/malicious code drive isolation. Now a usb 2 port on your computer this would be slow. But with a usb 3.0 port, you can run windows as fast as an ssd (not exactly, but still faster boot and os use than a mechanical hdd. I am going to pick up a another cruzer ultra fit, the 128 this week. I have the 32gb which i run androidx86 with, the 64gb is my windows drive, and the 128 will be my linux drive. I fully recommend this product. Sandisk redeemed itself even though I am still questioning whether the cruzer fit original usb 2.0s were dumbed down to "influence" people to buy the 3.0 drives. Planned obsolescence? Anyway, I recommend this drive if you want something that fits close to flush so it doesnt break off, and the fact you can run operating systems at speed is exactly what I wanted! 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    128GB USB Drive

    Posted
    JohnM
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    First of all, this thing is small. Super small. When plugged into the 3.0 port on my tower, the semi circular end sticks out maybe 1/4 inch. Great for a laptop I would imagine. Secondly, I bought this to backup photos from my Macbook Pro.(network sharing makes this very easy) It was formatted FAT32(I believe) and initially I wasn't able to download pictures to it. FAT32 has an 8GB max file transfer limit, and my transfer was much larger than that. What I did(Windows 10 by the way) was to create a new folder on my desktop, drag and drop contents of the drive to that folder, and then reformat as NTFS. That way I saved what was sent with the drive(in case I needed it in the future) as reformatting the USB will wipe it of all content. This review is obviously for people like me who aren't IT professionals, but like to learn how things work. Once reformatted, the transfer went off without a hitch. Some reviews mentioned this thing getting hot. It's been running for about an hour now(58GB is the total transfer) and it's about 40% done. The USB is slightly warm at most. Overall, very impressed with this product. It's working perfectly for my needs, and easily adds 128GB of storage space to my desktop by utilizing the 3.0 USB port. Got it on sale for $30, and in my opinion, that was money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Laptops/Chromebooks

    Posted
    Seneca
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    Pros: 128GB Storage Tiny footprint (Mine stay in my laptops/Chromebooks without issue) 3.0 speeds up to 150Mb/s (burst speeds, small file transfer) Excellent for transfer of smaller files Stands up to heat without failure or file corruption 5 year warranty Cons: Speeds slow during large (500Mb and larger) file transfers Small size reduces heat dissipation (it gets HOT fast) Thermal Throttling (The transfer speeds are intentionally slowed to a crawl to prevent overheating, which would cause damage to the drive/files) Overall: I now own a small handful of them... I get another one every time they go on sale. I have 3 windows laptops and 2 chromebooks, each one has one of these in them at all times. Their tiny size prevents the drive from getting snagged on things or breaking during transit. Their large capacity holds everything I could possibly want or need. Other Thoughts: The thermal throttling has no effect on streaming content *from* the USB drive, only when downloading it *to* the drive. Just one of these is holding 120 MST3K episodes (1hr 38m each@720x480p) as well as all 4 seasons of another show I like (20 min episodes), which adds up to more than 211 hours of videos for just under 92Gb of used space... And all inside a drive smaller than one square inch. Amazing technology!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works fairly well, but gets hot and is "removable"

    Posted
    nctritech
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    Pros: this drive is fast, tiny, and has a huge capacity at a reasonable price. Cons: it gets quite hot in the port, even if it's idle. It also suffers from a technical issue called the "removable bit" being set. This causes two major problems: it cannot be used to boot a UEFI computer (i.e. can't use it as a Windows 10 install USB) and more importantly for such a large flash drive IT CANNOT BE PARTITIONED OR USED WITH PARTITIONS UNDER WINDOWS. Windows only allows use of the first partition in a format Windows knows how to use if this drive is partitioned; the rest are 100% inaccessible from Windows without hackish filter drivers that hide the removable bit. SanDisk DOES NOT provide a tool to change this bit and the Lexar tool commonly used to switch it DOES NOT WORK with this drive. If you will use it as a 128GB one-partition drive, it's great overall. If you're planning to use it as a partitioned bootable device, look elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised but man, is it small

    Posted
    Jimmer
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    Had laptop issues so I had to transfer just under 100 gb from the bad laptop HD onto a thumbdrive. This took all info flawlessly. But man, is it small! Came w/no lanyard or string to attach it to and as you can see by the pic it's literally the size of a dime. It does come w/a clear cover but that's no bigger than the drive. It looks like there is actually an area on the thumb to loop in a string or something to not have it just sitting there, so small. And my pic shows what I did which was find a small clear package to store it in; anything is better than just putting the cover on it and leaving it like that because it will get lost that way. Best Buy does offer cheap cases w/ key ring, so there's that. Also if you do buy this based on performance, keep in mind the price. This was a Deal of the Day exactly when I needed it; I bought it for $29.99, savings of $90...I never would have bought it at regular price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Size Matters & This One Delivers!

    Posted
    OvejaNegro
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    This drive is simply amazing in my opinion! How are they able to design & devise a portable external drive with the amount of Storage capacity it has in such a very minute form factor escapes me BUT they have & I'm totally impressed. It Performs well in the areas of transfer rate & minimal latency that is both expected & on par with a USB 3.0 device and is comparable backward compatible with older legacy USB 2.0 systems requirements. Caution, it's not designed to mount flush when inserted so it's advised to keep this in mind when in use and afterwards, especially if it's intended use will entail being used with a portable unit ( i.e. Macbook pro ,laptop etc)... Suggest that it should be unmounted and properly ejected then physically removed ,placed in the included protective case & stored /transported accordingly so as to minimize the chance occurrence of either accidental damage of the drive and /or by extension loss or corruption of the data contain within... Also.. it's literally about the size of a thumbnail & thusly extremely easy to lose, misplace, forget,...up & Disappear!!! You get the idea. lol Thank You

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Small, but Runs VERY Hot

    Posted
    GraybeardGuy
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    Extremely small and convenient for such a large capacity. However, when writing to this drive, it gets extremely hot. Hot enough that a large data transfer caused it to disconnect from my USB port in the middle of this transfer, and the drive is uncomfortable to handle. The drive was connected to a MacBook Pro 15" unit with USB C ports via the Apple USB C adapter. For this reason, I will not mount it in any computer's USB port as I don't want to risk damage to the port due to overheating. Instead, I use a USB extension cable (USB C to USB A, high transfer rating) so the heating stays away from the computer. I also try to restrict transfers to no more than 10-12 GB at a time to prevent overheating. I notice a gradual slowing of the transfer rate as the drive heats up -- rate is very fast when cool, slows down as it gets hotter. In summary, this is fine for small file transfers, but I would't recommend it for large backups or other tasks where a lot of writing needs to happen at one time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your Portable External Hard Drive

    Posted
    JayRaf
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    This Sandisk flash drive offers an extreme amount of memory, at a great price. When you couple that with USB 3.0 speeds and the small micro size you're getting added storage for your computer with the simplest setup. Unlike traditional flash drives that are too long to leave in your laptop while moving about, this flash drive safely stays in place, and works best if you have more than USB port... Which is becoming rare these days. Even still if you must purchase a flash drive, that won't be swapped out frequently, this is your best bet. I've found that I'm able to keep up with my flahdrives much easier than their larger counterparts, and in the event that your flashdrive is misplaced Sandisk has built in encryption and password protection software to keep your data safe and accessible by its owner. I keep a Sandisk Ultrafit stationary in my Surface Book, and can't wait for USB C model for my MacBook Pro w/Touchbar. All in all, this the type of technology worth of getting exited about, where it just work, and its form definitely was designed to meet its function!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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