Review: SanDisk Ultra Flair 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I walk around with a flash drive on my keychain at all times. The reason being that if I need to back up something in an emergency, or build a bootable USB flash drive in an emergency, I have the means to do it. To ensure that I had space for both possibilities, I decided to get a physically small flash drive with a lot of space. As in 32GB of space. So one trip to Amazon and I ordered the SanDisk Ultra Flair 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive which happened to be on special:

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As you can see, the drive is tiny. You hardly know it’s there as it doesn’t take up a lot of real estate. But it is quick. Since it’s a USB 3.0 drive, it’s capable of 150MB/s, Now I can’t confirm that I am getting those speeds, but it is insanely quick. Anything that I’ve done with it since I got it takes way less time than any other USB drive I have used lately.

Because this lives in my pocket, I have to be sure that any USB key will survive that environment as a lot of them won’t. The SanDisk Ultra Flair drive has been in my pocket for just over a week and there isn’t even a scratch on it. And it still works perfectly. It also has the ability to be password protected using SanDisk SecureAccess 3.0 which works with Windows and Mac. I’m not leveraging that feature as I have nothing critical on that drive. But it is an option for those who do.

The 32GB drive retails for $50 USD and comes with a 5 year warranty. But I got it from Amazon for $18 CDN which means it pays to shop around. It’s also available in capacities all the way up to 128GB. Consider it if you need a durable flash drive that doesn’t take up a whole lot of real estate.

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One Response to “Review: SanDisk Ultra Flair 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive”

  1. […] also a 16GB USB drive that’s blank in case I need it. Though I carry a 4GB drive and my 32GB Sandisk drive on my keychain. The 4GB USB drive has copies of my passport, drivers license and health card on it […]

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