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SanDisk64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive
 
4.7

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (66)
  • Compact (41)
  • Easy to use (40)
  • Easy to set up (38)
  • Highly compatible (36)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • High volume (35)
  • Home (23)
  • Sensitive materials (12)
  • Small networks (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (48), Casual user (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46), Business (26)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (43), Mac (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the faster drives

I did a lot of searching for drives and found this one. I've seen burst speeds of 711 and 400MB/s. Most transfers are 100-200MB/s. Created a 3.8GB ISO boot drive...Read complete review

I did a lot of searching for drives and found this one. I've seen burst speeds of 711 and 400MB/s. Most transfers are 100-200MB/s. Created a 3.8GB ISO boot drive in about 1 minute. I've seen reviews of other drive after buying this with claimed speeds of 300-400MB/s, but they aren't really that fast in the real world. You have to get a USB SSD, but only 3.0 supports those speeds and TRIM. Most have old PCs with 2.0 ports, so using them is pointless and they're overpriced. I've been using computers since the Mac, and 486DX33 running my BBS with Fidonet. I know the speed claims manufacturers like to make are mostly lies.

I bought one from here after seeing them linked from the SanDisk site, and one from Newegg. The Newegg seller is a scammer from China selling counterfeit products. I don't trust Newegg anymore. I ordered a 2nd drive from here to replace the fake one from Newegg.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Died after 2 months !

was working fine for exactly 2 months - yesterday slowed down and finally stopped transfering few files total of about 5gb - tried to reformat it ,slow and fast format but still will not...Read complete review

was working fine for exactly 2 months - yesterday slowed down and finally stopped transfering few files total of about 5gb - tried to reformat it ,slow and fast format but still will not transfer anything ,tried on 4 different computers - nothing ! also like somebody else mentioned interfeeres with other usb ports especially if another drive is connected (mechanical hard drive ) so it might be not enough power for both ,i guess?
the worst part is i used it maybe twice a week and other flash drive i have - 8GB sandisk is about 4 years old and its working perfect (just slower obviously)

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5.0

Works flawlessly

By LC

from Long Beach, Ca.

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Manage
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast
  • Highly Compatible
  • Strong devise

Cons

  • none so far

Best Uses

  • High Volume
  • Home
  • Sensitive Materials

Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

Best flash out there. Powerful, quick and EXTREME!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

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5.0

Lots of room

By Dancnbutterfly

from Lancaster PA

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Manage

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

      I am a photographer and I needed somewhere to store all of my photos that were filling up my hard drive. This has lots of storage space.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      1.0

      DOA

      By darkprints

      from Monterey Bay area

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

      Item was defective - would not format, erase or partition. B&H is in the process of exchanging it. I don't know if this is a fluke or a common problem. I've never had problems with Sandisk products before.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Fast, best 64 gb flash drive on the planet

      By gymrat

      from san diego

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

      fast

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      5.0

      Speedy and spacious

      By BCG

      from Las Vegas, NV

      Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

      Purchased this replace a pokey USB 3.0 flash drive from a different brand. Construction, while plasticky, is sturdy. There is no cap to lose, but the slider is a little hard to push back and forth.

      Please note that enabling encryption will slow its write speeds. As such, even the flash drive's encrypted speed is a lot faster than the previous ones I had.

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      4.0

      Fast Flash Drive

      By SPC

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

          I own some other large Flash Drives this one uploads and down loads very FAST! Just what I need to share large video files.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Good unit, would recommend

          By Jim

          from Ct

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Manage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Sensitive Materials

            Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

            It has been a long time since I bought a new flash drive so I was surprised to see this unit has an encryption capability. I called SanDisk and was told it can be used with the encryption or it can be used alone (without encrypting) just to save files. SanDisk was easy to reach and speak with. Good company and good product. This flash drive is a USB 3 which is significantly faster than a USB 2.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Extreme by Scandisk

            By SChief

            from Virginia

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High Volume

              Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

              This is my back-up drive. It is awesome, very fast and easy to protect after self setup.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              One of the faster drives

              By God's father, and I'm disappointed

              from Michigan

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

              • Plastic No Led

              Best Uses

              • High Volume
              • Home
              • Sensitive Materials
              • Small Networks

              Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

              I did a lot of searching for drives and found this one. I've seen burst speeds of 711 and 400MB/s. Most transfers are 100-200MB/s. Created a 3.8GB ISO boot drive in about 1 minute. I've seen reviews of other drive after buying this with claimed speeds of 300-400MB/s, but they aren't really that fast in the real world. You have to get a USB SSD, but only 3.0 supports those speeds and TRIM. Most have old PCs with 2.0 ports, so using them is pointless and they're overpriced. I've been using computers since the Mac, and 486DX33 running my BBS with Fidonet. I know the speed claims manufacturers like to make are mostly lies.

              I bought one from here after seeing them linked from the SanDisk site, and one from Newegg. The Newegg seller is a scammer from China selling counterfeit products. I don't trust Newegg anymore. I ordered a 2nd drive from here to replace the fake one from Newegg.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Flash drive

              By ED-BOB

              from Erie,Pa

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High Volume
                • Home

                Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                Fast ,easy to use

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Simply outstanding

                By JW

                from Chicago

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                    I knew my old SanDisk Cruzer was slow, but I didn't realize how slow it was compared to newer products. Transferred a 4 GB file to the old Gruzer (USB 2.0, 16 GB). It took 12 minutes 45 seconds. Transferred the same file to this Extreme (USB 3.0 64 GB). It took 18 seconds. Transfer rate of around 170 Mbps. Best money I've spent in a long time.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Extremely fast!

                    By ignaav

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Manage
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High Volume
                      • Home

                      Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                      I needed a media to backup between an old Mac and a PC, this is perfect!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Awesome!!

                      By shortjen88

                      from Tallahassee, Florida

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High Volume
                        • Home

                        Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                        Easy to use and easy to store

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        nice jump drive

                        By john urphotos

                        from Little Neck, NY

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Manage
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                            So far so good. I put it on my keychain and take it everywhere I go. Was able to password protect some documents and others can be seen by all. Very good.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            4.0

                            fast yes, build quality? Nto to sure

                            By pzouboul

                            from MI

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast

                            Cons

                            • Insecure

                            Best Uses

                            • High Volume
                            • Home

                            Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                            this USB stick is fast. but it feels SO cheap when holding it. VERY slippery feel especially when extracting and retracting the USB connector, which slides into the casing.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            1.0

                            Unreliable

                            By Al

                            from MD

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Very Fast

                            Cons

                            • Extremely Unreliable

                            Best Uses

                            • Run Performance Test Once

                            Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                            I have to admit that the speed is amazing for the price. So is time, it failed in 2 weeks of use. I still love their photo extreme CF and SD. But this flash drive is not reliable. I could not even format the drive after it failed.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for fast reliable memory

                            By Guitar Player

                            from U.S.A.

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Manage
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High Volume

                              Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                              I use this product for home recording and live sound applications with an Allen & Heath QU-16 mixer, and it excels for this.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Faster speed and bigger capacity simplifies data transfers

                              By Neil

                              from Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos, CA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Bigger 64gb Capacity
                              • Dependable Storage
                              • Fast
                              • Fast Read And Write

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Easy Project Storage
                              • Sharing Big Graphic Files

                              Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                              I use the 64GB extreme USB flash drive by SanDisk to share files among Macs on two separate networks and with some outside contractors. SanDisk appears to be more reliable than other flash drives. USB 3.0 speeds transfer with fast read speeds to 245 MB/s and write speeds to 190 MB/s. The 64GB size allows us to store large graphic files for many magazine issues. I also use Extreme memory cards for our cameras for fast, dependable storage. I create a lot of HDR files at high resolution, which fills up cards fast. These cards cost a little more than others but the cost per GB keeps going down. Bigger capacity reduces the need to swap out cards during a photo shoot.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Works like a champ...

                              By hbphotoav

                              from Nashville TN

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                                  This stick had the same load time for a 48GB video file as a USB3.0 hard drive. I'm impressed. As was the client. Be aware that mine was formatted MS-DOS 32, and had to be reformatted ExFAT before it would accept a file larger than 2GB.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best flash drive

                                  By Business owner

                                  from Strongsville, OH

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Definately Recommend
                                  • Fast

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

                                    When it comes to needing fast, reliable, no dropped files in a flash drive, this is the one. I have tried cheaper ones and they just don't cut it. Because I am using these as backups for our company server, I needed fast write times and zero data loss.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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