• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Awful

    • Written by Payton V from Sand Creek

    Once I plug the drive into my MacBook it instantly get's really hot and it doesn't even work on my MacBook. I do not recommend buying this just buy the adapter.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets hot way too fast

    • Written by Arthur W from Fort Wanye

    I currently own the 64gb model of this flash drive and while it does work.. It gets hot way too fast. Its kinda concerning when you're holding your files and Important college projects and you have the risk of this drive burning out.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, Solid Product

    • Written by Courtney T from Houston

    Unit is fast and easy to use. Although it is a little pricey for the storage provided, it makes up for it in build quality and size.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burns my hand after using

    • Written by 志康 范 from 南昌

    This flash drive gets way too HOT after using for a little while.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SanDisk Dual Drive USB-C 64GB

    • Written by Catherine F from Birmingham

    I purchased this product at the Apple store, along with the purchase of the 13inch MacBook Air (2018 model). My MacBook has two USB-C ports, and the Drive will not fit into either of them. It will only go in about half way without using unnatural force. I will be returning this product and am disappointed at the flimsy nature, sharp edges, and lack of ability to safely use the product.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in the Mac USB Type-C ports

    • Written by Benjamín E from Santiago

    It is a really bad product, I am surprised that is commercialized at the Apple Stores. The USB Type-C part of this flash drive doesn't fit in the USB Type-c ports of my MacBook Pro, it does not reach to the end of the Type-C port and I didn't want to forced. So, I couldn't mount it through its Type-C portion. The lumen of any USB Type-C cable or adaptor from Apple, is clearly different from the lumen of this this USB Type-C flash drive. It came in the Mac OSX Extended forma (journaled)t, so I had to formatted to FAT, after connecting the flash drive USB Type-A end to the adapter from Apple. However, even in FAT format, it was not recognized by my printer/scanner. In conclusion, this pendrive doesn't work as intended, doesn't fit in the Mac Type-C ports of the Mac, there is no difference with any flash drive that has only the Type-A connector, and is a lot more expensive.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C not functional - USB-A only worked once - Very hot to the touch

    • Written by Kyle B from Philadelphia

    - USB-C never worked (my MacBook Pro didn't even read it).

    - Used the (standard) USB-A with an adapted and it worked once.

    - Since then it will not mount nor can I clear / reformat it.

    - It's also quite hot to the touch when using the USB-C side.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Runs hot, however...

    • Written by Jim M from Shorewood

    I have two, formatted to exFAT for transfers to Windows machines. Recently, I transferred 2.5 GB of data on a Windows machine from one of these Type-C drives to a Type-A SanDisk Ultra. Both the Type-C and the Type-A felt hot, and the Type-C was noticeably hotter to the touch. For kicks, I pulled out an infrared thermometer. The Type-C registered 99-105 deg. F, the Type-A, surprisingly, registered 101-110 deg. F.!! I'm thinking that the Type-C is actually more efficient at transferring heat in comparison to the plastic-body Type-A, and hence felt hotter than it really was. As for the transfer speeds, they ranged from 150 KBs to 25 MBs, as displayed by the Windows file transfer utility. If I do a transfer like this on the MacBook, and can edit this review, I'll update. From a design standpoint, these Type-C drives are compact enough that they are more likely than competing designs to fit in tightly-spaced USB-C ports when other ports are occupied.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This SanDisk Should Include a Pot Holder

    • Written by Brian N from Grand Rapids

    This drive works, but as others have noted, after a while it gets uncomfortably hot. If that bothers you, then consider a different drive.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Potentially interesting but too many fault to be useful.

    • Written by Francis B from MONTREAL

    I received this USB drive last week and to be honest, I am very disappointed. As reported by many, this USB drive gets really hot to a point where it is a real problem, in my opinion. Furthermore, this USB drive work fairly well with MacBook Pro, iMac ... but doesn't work on PC running Windows 7. It was recognized on Lenovo and Dell laptops running Windows 10. I am a university professor and I run a laboratory with specialized equipment generating data. These instruments are controlled by PC running Windows 7 and I can't use this USB drive to transfer data. I need USB drive since these computer are not connected on the intra or internet. I did waste two days trying to find a solution and even discuss with SanDisk support people who were not very useful either ... I feel I wasted my money and I am very disappointed that Apple sell this product without testing the quality and usefulness.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product.

    • Written by Austin N from Riverside

    Yes, the drive gets hot while plugged into a Macbook Pro or iPad Pro, but it works flawlessly. I have iPad OS installed on my 12.9 iPad Pro and it works perfectly fine, as well on my mid 2014 Macbook Pro. Considering the storage (64 GB) and the versatility of using it on USB-C and traditional USB products, it's everything I needed. It is hot to the touch when in use due to it all-metal design but that is acceptable for it having both USB/USB-C ports. Only complaint is that it gets hot, but it is a small aesthetically pleasing/functional flashdrive.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not readable on most PC's

    • Written by Jacob S from Phoenix

    I got this flash drive because I needed to get some stuff off a PC and back onto my computer. I made sure it was the proper format and even double checked on some PCs and it was reading. I could not get it to read on the PC I needed it to which defeated the purpose of having the dual drive.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The best in a field of underperformers, Also it gets very hot...

    • Written by a w S from seattle

    I've tried a few different USB-C USB-A Hybrid drives and to be honest none of them are especially good they generally don't reach advertised read/write speeds and this particular unit does get quite warm. But having said that given the mediocre competition in this field I prefer this one. Not exactly a ringing endorsement I know...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far excellent!

    • Written by Fernando P from Miami

    I've had the drive for a couple of months now and works nice, not an amazing transfer speed but it's well built and nicely compatible.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, Decent Speed, But heats up

    • Written by Antonio Lam O

    The Good:
    1. Convenient - dual interface is great if dealing with multiple generations of Macs
    2. Decent Speed

    The Oddity:
    Has a tendency to heat up when constantly in use (i.e. copying lots of files over, wipe, reinstall macOS). I generally use this as USB-C macOS installer and even just that it would heat up to very noticeable levels.

    I haven't had a laser thermometer to measure but i feel it goes up to like 50C. The casing is also the heatsink as it would appear. It never reaches hand burning temperatures but its fairly unique compared to other USB drives in this behavior.

    If to be used in long durations, i would suggest having a fan around.

    The Bad: None.

    1 of 2 people found this useful