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: 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: 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.
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.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews and was amazed at all the stress people seem to have about the U3 software. If you don't want it you are given the choice to not install it when you first insert it. I only installed the U3 launchpad program. If you desire you can not install anything and just drag files on or off the drive letter assigned to your drive when inserted. I keep programs on a 4G Titanium Sandisk and I've had it forever!
Summary: Just to think that just a few short years ago a 1GB flash drive used to cost $50 or $60, if not more. Now, you can have an 8GB flash drive in your hands for a fraction of those prices, and a good one at that. If you have not tried a flash drive, you will be AMAZED at the amounts of data that you can save of these tiny devices. That coupled with the transfer rate from your machine to the drive makes this a "no-brainer.