Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Memory Stick Micro (M2) 8GB
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An extremely reliable flash drive
J. Chambers, Amazon
17 March 2013
Summary: I purchased the SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8 GB flash drive from Amazon in December 2009, and even with heavy use, more than three years later, it's still working fine. The drive has had several thousand read/write operations, and has never failed. SanDisk is my preferred brand for flash drives. I have four of them, and they've all performed perfectly. The Cruzer Micro 8 GB was my first 8 GB flash drive, and I'm still using it every day.
Summary: Don't see the review I left before, so again... I don't like drives that come preloaded with "crapware", especially when it doesn't work, or DO anything for that matter. This drive crashed 3 computers, simply by plugging it in! It took out my home PC, the work PC, and a laptop - all by just plugging it into them. All were Windows XP Pro SP3. ALL required a reformat and reload of XP. I will never buy another of this manufacturer's product again.
Summary: I tried to return the SanDisk flash drive twice for either refund or exchange but the seller is not responding to my request. SanDisk Mircro Cruzer is supposed to be password protected. I even called SanDisk tech for help and told me that the item itself is defective. Now I'm stuck with it and lost my money.
Summary: 1. Shipping was sooo very slow. 2. The item was a lousy cheap substitute for the durable one displayed on the Amazon page. The substitute was not what I wanted, they should have shipped the product they advertised. 3. Their return policy is iron-clad in their favor, and with their real slow shipping lower priced items are not worth sending back expecially if you count shipping cost and aggravation. 4. BEWARE of this seller, and PLEASE check their return policy. 5.
Summary: It is the first time I use the SanDisk product. I was a bit worried when I read so many negative reviews on the U3 software which is installed in it. I personally do not want anything extra on the product I order. I did not try the U3 software. Thus I cannot give any opinion to it. I took the advices from many of the owners of them and removed the U3 software by the program which I downloaded from its website. Even though it was quite easy to do it.
Summary: This USB drive is great. The form factor is the best around. It is so small that I barely realize I have it with me all the time. It is doesn't seem to transfer that fast but it is sufficient though. I am sure there are faster ones, but you cannot beat the size and storage for the price. It is also built by San Disk, the hands down leader in flash memory so I am pretty sure it will last.
INCOMPATIBLE WITH MACINTOSH. If you read this, and buy it anyway, you WILL suffer needlessly, and I told you so.
Stephen P. Sherwood "Stephen S", Amazon
31 December 2009
Summary: I own a nikon D90 and canon S90, so I've become quite familiar with sandisk SDHC cards. They're handy, durable little things, so I thought nothing about ordering one of their flash drives, the Sandisk Cruzer 8gb. I'm afraid that the whole ordeal has really, and I mean really, turned me off of Sandisk and their products. The Cruzer has this thing installed on it, called U3 software, that kind of is a code of plain suck.
Summary: I use several of the Sandisk Cruzers across XP, Vista and Windows 7 and have not had problems with compatibility or reliability. I have two dedicated for ReadyBoost, which really seems to help speed application loading quite a bit. I don't use many of the U3 applications, but those I do use, like Firefox, are very handy.