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: This is the worst experience I ever had with a flash drive. Four corrupt files later (never had that happen before), it required formatting(!). Great! Now, EVERYTHING is GONE. But wait...that's what Tech Support told me to do. Happily, I had most of the important stuff backed up...but WOW. And when I explained that I wanted a refund, they told me it was WORKING FINE!!! FINE?!? My data is GONE! How is that FINE?!
Summary: I bought this because of two reasons. Huge capacity (8gb) and Capless design (Never have to worry about loosing a cap). I really enjoyed using it and really really liked it. But sadly and luckily, it stopped working exactly after 30 days (I bought it from Bestbuy, which had 30-day return policy. SO I at least got my money back although what's stored inside was priceless....!!!) I ALWAYS use safe removal feature of the Windows.
Summary: Arrrrgh!!! I hate this stupid thing! Several hours worth of work is gone forever because I saved it on my new SanDisk 8GB Micro drive. I used it for a month or so with no problem. Last week, I had my first corrupted file. Now I have dozens of corrupted files! Thankfully, I have a backup of most (but not all) of them. If I didn't have a backup, I'd just be out of luck. I will NEVER buy another SanDisk product.
Summary: I've had this thing for a little over two weeks and I love it. I finally have enough space to hold all my critical backups and then some. I can't speak to its durability since I've only had it for a short while, but I accidentally washed my 4gb Cruzer along with a load of laundry and not only did it still work perfectly afterward, THERE WAS NO LOSS OF DATA WHATSOEVER! These things are tough!
Summary: The U3 applications take up very little space on the drive. I find U3 useful since I frequently use computers at 3 different locations. It's a great concept in my opinion. Everyone should try them before intantly hating them and uninstalling them. If you find that you don't need the U3 then of course you should uninstall it. It only takes a minute to remove the partition and convert the Cruzer into a normal flashdrive.
Summary: Have been using this 8Gig USB drive for few months (replaced Sandisk 4Gig). Works great, no probelms in using and (so far) zero hassle in using. So why 4 stars and not five? -Does not come (at least in my purchase) a round-the-neck lanyard. Maybe this was a error in the original plastic packaging but without this, worried about forgetting it. -I cannot get rid of the pre-installed software on this.