Page 8 - Conclusion
Maybe you can call me out on this ten years from now if we get 128TB USB flash drives smaller than what we are reviewing today, but seriously though -- the SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB redefines what I would call "crazy small" and "massive capacity" all at the same time. It took me some time to wrap my head around the fact that both concepts are not mutually exclusive, but once I got my hands on the physical product, everything went from being true to being real. I think the product development team at SanDisk has done a brilliant job in not only cramming everything they could into the smallest amount of room possible, but also executing the task in an elegant way. The Ultra Fit actually incorporates some design elements to make it look good (If you can even see it), and it even has a drive activity LED and lanyard attachment. It would be so easy to leave both of them out of the purpose of saving space; what is impressive is they managed to get both of them in without compromising the form factor. Speaking of compromise, I am not going to lie, the SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB's performance as a USB 3.0 drive leaves a bit to be desired. Its non-linear write performance in Crystal Disk Mark was pretty good, but other than that, it was not nearly as fast as other USB 3.0 flash drives in the rest of our benchmarks. Is this an issue though? In my opinion, not really. If you want a faster drive, buy a faster drive. The SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB is all about form factor, and for niche applications like using it to store music in your car or playing videos on your TV, this product is more than sufficient to do what it needs to do. A wider temperature operating range certification would have been better though. Also, I have read reports of people reporting overheating issues during write sessions, but I did not experience any. For about $40 at press time, the SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB is a real winner in my books. As a bonus, it even comes with a drive cap and free encryption software to go.
SanDisk provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH:Renewal Award | APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.2/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
If you want minimum size, maximum capacity, top performance, and lowest price, the SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB may not have it all, but it sure gets pretty darn close.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 18.104.22.168
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60