Mm-hm. That is the one downside I've found myself when using them. I use a pair of these in the rear USB 2.0 ports of a vintage Dell Inspiron laptop.....an original 1100, from 2002-3. They act as my 'external' storage.....along with the original tiny Hitachi HDD being upgraded to a KingSpec SSD, the Inspiron's unrecognisable from its former configuration. From just 15 GB of storage, she now boasts a more respectable 192...
But, yes; they DO run very hot after any amount of file-transfer work. It's always amazed me the USB port itself hasn't started smoking.....but it hasn't! (Not yet, anyway.....)
They appear to get hot, up to a point.....but then no hotter. I'm guessing that the R&D folks have determined that they don't get hot enough to cause any physical damage.....but I think SanDisk ought to make some mention of this in the literature.
There's a long-running thread here in the SanDisk Forums about it:-
Appears they're drawing close to an amp of power when running in a USB 3.0 port.....so many people simply run them through a USB 2.0 port. There, they only pull around 250 mA instead.....
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 24 April 2017 - 01:23 PM.
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