Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Cruzer Micro Series
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Becca Frisk, Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: The flash drive at 128 mb was too small to hold a 7 minute memorial video of my brother. Several people wanted a copy so I ordered several. Don't know what I'm going to do with them now. Live and learn.
Summary: The 4.0 G SanDisk that was received was not the 4.0 G "Password Protected" SanDisk Flash Drive ordered. The 3 received did not have the Cruze U3 function which is San Disk "password" software. I have found out from SanDisk that they no longer make the 4.0 G with "Password Protection". For the ones received and returned the price plus the shipping and handling is not competative. You can walk in Wal-Mart and buy them every day for less than $ 10.00.
Summary: First off, the device works as expected as far as providing storage. There's really not much it has to do other than provide storage, but props for not failing at that or anything. The reason for the low score is simple: This device is extremely annoying. The 'white' part on the top you see in the pictures, the slider, is lit up by an internal led to let you know it's working. The orange light is very bright, and very large. There's simply no way to ignore it.
Summary: Like Ravenjunk I bought the Gator, but the 1GB version, because I needed something in a hurry and trusted SanDisk. The U3 is so much fluff, it shows 2 drives one of which is the U3 hazzerai. You have to use the "disable this hardware" function to unplug it... Huh?? The worst part is the portability-to-lossability ratio: The cap is hard to get off and easy to drop somewhere.
Summary: It works fine, yet as someone before mentioned, it's unusually harder to remove the cap for some reason. I purchased the 1 gig for a grade school student to use while they were at school (It's the same design). However, I got side tracked by the pretty pink design, and I didn't realize it doesn't have any type of open slot or small hole throughout the thing to even accommodate a carry string or neck strap.
Summary: Everything is okay, 2GB, pink, good looking very attractive, yet when I gave this USB drive to my gf, she had to put all her power and I mean all her power to take the cover off. Design flaw, or maybe only this piece is defective? not so sure, won't buy same again.
Summary: Although I didn't purchase through Newegg, but at a retail store, this drive has 2 issues. First, There's no point to the U3 software. Second, don't update the U3 software when it asks or you will lose all data! I can't believe Sandisk would forget to warn the customer that updating results in clearing the drive. Whoever was in charge of that update should be fired. Not cool...at all. Be careful if you decide to buy this flash.
Pros: It's worked for 6 months and still works
Cons: The U3 software is pointless. If you update the drive software when it asks you to, it reformats the drive without warning the customer. Serious flaw on Sandisk's part.
Summary: I've had no problems with reliability or anything like that, which is why it gets 2 stars instead of 1. The problem is that I use a Mac, and the U3 system is useless on Macs. It is also not removable, even by reformatting the drive. It's very annoying that when I plug it into a computer it automatically tries to pretend that there's a CD there, and Windows computers sometimes give pop-up messages about it.
Summary: I am a loyal SanDisk user, but the U3 software that comes on this drive isn't for me and I sent it back. To cumbersome, and even though I found instructions and download, I couldn't remove or disable the software. I like things simple, and his item didn't meet my needs and I sent it back. It is a fast drive, and I could transfer files quickly, but there is no need to add 3-4 mouse additional clicks to install or remove a drive.
Summary: The u3 software either locked up the xp machines I tried it in or crashed them after initially plugging them in (4 home, 1 pro - NONE worked). After reboot, copying files would immediately crash explorer.exe and turn off the light. A couple files made it, but were all corrupt, and unable to read them. Even after digging and finding their uninstall program (http://www.u3.com/uninstall/), it still was writing corrupt files, then crash.
Pros: eventually got it working after getting rid of u3. works on ubuntu
Cons: ---- U3 !!! ----- cheap plastic feel to the stick - a cheapo special at a 10th the price of this one feels better than this thing (and worked out of the box to boot) I would have returned this immediately, but got as a gift.