SanDisk Extreme 64GB Flash stick


I posted earlier, bemoaning the slowness of my Emtec Click3.0 64GB USB3 Flash stick, with a measly read speed of 20MB/s:
http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00400

eMMC Flash technology can do read speeds of about 140MB/s. This technology is found in solid state drives (SSD), and I thought that it would also be in top-of-the-range USB Flash sticks, but at a price.

So, I looked at Officeworks, and found this:
http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/sandisk-64gb-extreme-usb3-0-flash-drive-sdcz8064gb

...hmmm, AU$111.

Apparently, this Flash stick has the same technology as in SSDs. Here is the manufacturer's page:
https://www.sandisk.com.au/home/usb-flash/extreme-usb


I looked online, found the cheapest here, AU$44.95 ($49.34 including postage):
http://www.camerasdirect.com.au/sandisk-64gb-extreme-usb-3-0-memory-stick

...so, I ordered it. Immediately after ordering, the website shows as out-of-stock, so I hope they have got that right and I have indeed got the last one -- I have had the experience of an online store saying in-stock, only to find it isn't after placing the order.

I am keen to get hold of this and test its speed!


Comments:

User feedback   Posted on 8 Sep 2016, 23:35 by admin
This feedback from Ryan on Amazon, is a very good overview of speed:
https://www.amazon.com/review/R1H6SM0O1PIS6J/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00KT7DOSE&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=541966&store=pc

Random read/write speed is probably my main concern, using the drive for woofQ. Interesting, Ryan says that although not up to modern SSD random read/write, it is still better than a hard drive.