Summary: Be careful with the plastic housing; I hit the drive by mistake while still attached to the system and now it is crooked and the plastic casing has a gap at the joints. Besides that accident works as expected. Fast and reliable.
Summary: Great Drive !!!! Once you uninstall U3. It eats up 8MB of drive space and, when running, 40MB of system memory. Thanks, but no thanks. Here's the utility to remove it on SanDisk Drives: [...] One more thing: you might get an error saying it can't do it because it can only do one at a time.
This drive is okay once you remove the U3 software.
Ryan Arakaki, Amazon
15 February 2010
Summary: My SanDisk with the blue/red/clear skins died not even two months from the day I purchased it. I need a thumbdrive while it's being RMAd so I went ahead and purchased this drive from Circuit City. I read the 2GB version reviews and there is nothing but complaints. However, all the complaints seem to revolve around one thing, the U3 software and how it installs itself every time you plug this drive into a computer.
Summary: I bought this drive recently from CompUSA. I wanted to upgrade from my 512MB Cruzer. Well, I should have stuck with the 512MB until Sandisk came out with something better. Or I should have bought another manufacturer's flash drive, at a different store. What follows is a description of the SanDisk Cruzer Micro with U3, followed by a description of my interactions with CompUSA.
Summary: First, the best part about this drive is it's size and the retractable connector. Next, the storage space for the price is pretty good. I have had the 1GB drive for several months now, and just upgraded to the 2GB. The U3 software is very useful for me. Others obviously don't like it, and SanDisk does have a removal utility on their website. The physical drive itself is well built.
Summary: I was clicking onto this item with the intent to buy another (I already own one) when I saw people's often bad reviews of it and decided I'd leave my two cents so that prospective buyers can have a varied set of opinions. First off: Most people complain about the included "U3 Software". Yes, it is slow to start up, but that is really the only downside. Don't get me wrong: the U3 business is completely useless except for one feature - the safe eject.