Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Cruzer Switch Series
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Failed in less than 6 months
D. Ridgway, Amazon
3 April 2014
Summary: This drive is on a list of approved devices for my at-home job. It holds the operating system which I boot into everyday for work. I purchased in 11/26/13 and today, while working, it failed. I can not reburn or format it because it is internally write-protected. I called SanDisk after trouble-shooting through my own tech support center. The SanDisk rep informed me that when this happens, there is no fix for it so it has to be replaced.
Summary: The reviews were pretty glowing on this and I can't figure out why. Ok, it transfers files. Not the swiftest, but that doesn't matter to me. I sit at my desk and when it's done its done. The build however is simply horrible. What is San Disk thinking, making this with an all plastic outer case? This is a breakage just waiting to happen. Cheap, very thin arms swivel (yes, working thin plastic arms. There is an event not long for life).
Excerpt: The drive works as any other flash drive would - no problem here. There is a cosmetic problem though: the only photo on the web site and the description suggest that the drive is "stylishly" made of metal with facets on its surface. In fact, the black part is nothing but a cheap squeaky plastic insert. The back side is the usual extra thin metal carrying labels SanDisk, "made in China" etc.
Summary: Bottom line, these function, however the quality of the plastic and mechanism are marginal. I have an Ativa brand that I have used for years and it shows no wear or distress. If your needs are met with onsite occasional use, these may do, but I would not buy more since I use them often and quality matters.
Even the USB connector is made of plastic and it looks like it could easily break off
Unbiased Review, Amazon
6 July 2013
Summary: This product works but I didn't expect it to be made almost entirely of plastic. Even the USB connector is made of plastic and it looks like it could easily break off. I would have preferred the connector to be made of metal like most USB flash drives. I do not recommend this product.
Summary: I own quite a few flash drives. The highest I owned before purchasing this one was a Kingston Digital DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 - 16 GB Flash Drive DT101G2/16GBZET which works pretty well, but is pretty hefty in size for a flash drive. I wanted to get a more portable drive with more GB so when best buy listed this as their deal of the day I jumped on it.
Summary: I purchased the 32gb model, so this may not be true of the other two capacities, but this drive is rather slow to write to. It literally takes 10 min to copy 5 gb of data onto the drive, making it by far the slowest usb drive I've ever owned. My laptop has an ssd drive and usb 2.0, so I'm pretty sure the bottleneck is on the side of the usb drive.