Are USB memory sticks now too small?
Monday, 30 July 2018 | Sam Lancaster
SanDisk’s current Ultra Fit line of memory sticks are truly miniscule - the size of a fingernail - but how does it fare in day-to-day use? I’ll take a look at the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive.
Memory Stick Design
I can see why SanDisk haven’t made it completely flush. If it were flush, I’d be worried that it’d get stuck in my laptop. There’s just about enough room on the end for me to pull it out, any smaller and I wouldn’t be able to get any purchase on it.
Because of the size, there’s not much to comment about the device’s looks. It’s small, it’s black and it has a loop for a wrist strap. It’s effective.
Storage Space and Transfer Speeds
It blows me away to think that this memory stick can hold up to 256 GB of data. I can’t figure out where they’d be able to fit one gigabyte in the device, let alone 256 of them.
The SanDisk Ultra Fit doesn’t really offer anything else in the way of functionality. The memory stick comes bundled with ‘Secure Access’ software and nothing other than that. It does what it says on the tin.
The SanDisk Ultra Fit packs a punch despite the obvious challenges of manufacturing with its size; it isn’t comprised by its size in any way. Some corners may have been cut in its body but not in its performance.