avoid for use in Kenwood car stereos, fast backup for Windows/Intel computer systems
M. Bauer "M.", Amazon
3 November 2014
Summary: Wish I'd read other reviews before purchasing. As they have mentioned, music playback through my 6 month old Kenwood car stereo skips and is unlistenable. I retired it from car use and now use it as a fast backup and transfer drive with DELL laptop, desktop, and Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Summary: Bought this specifically for use in car stereo but it sounded horrible with cracking noises and skipping. Using multiple music formats on Alpine, Kenwood and Toyota decks I experienced the same problems. Same file transferred to a 2.0 USB worked great in all the decks.
Summary: Bought 2 at first to use in my audio system in my 2011 gmc. Neither one worked. Returned both. But went ahead and bought 2 of the 64 gig 2.0. They may be a bit slower, but they work great in the audio port. Bought another 3.0, figured it would be a great way to just leave it in my computer, for backup, with no need to remove it. It arrived dead. Sent it back for a refund as well as the first 2 3.0's I bought.
Summary: Micro usb port would NOT fit in my Samsung note 3 with 10,000maH battery and zero lemon case installed (case and battery are excellent btw got them here on amazon) other than that it works as expected with the standard usb port on my laptop. The sliding plastic covers that go over the ports are annoying as they rarely stay locked in place while plugging.
Runs extremely HOT--have significant concerns about lifetime of unit before failure and possible damage to computer USB port
24 September 2014
Summary: Potential Buyers BEWARE: As other reviews have mentioned, this particular series of Sandisk flash drive runs at a very high temperature. If you contact the metal housing part of the drive for just a few seconds while it's been in your computer, it's too hot to touch and it's possible you may get a mild burn. This device does not feel safe at all.
Summary: I have been a SanDisk fan for many years. I have Cruisers in every size, and have loved the solid design and secure way the unit retracts. So I bypassed other options and went for the more expensive SanDisk again this time. PRO: Electronically, it's a solid little unit with both a standard and a micro USB, so it can be moved from my computer to my Android, etc easily. CON: The picture looks like it will slide something like the Cruisers I'm used to.
Summary: I bought two of these specifically to use in my Kenwood car stereo. Ironically neither play music correctly in my car. The music is garbled. I have numerous USB drives that work just fine in my car. They are also 32GB and USB 3.0 just not this small. I'm working with SanDisk support to resolve the issue. UPDATE: SanDisk support finally emailed me to say they found an issue and are working on a new model to be release in 4-6 weeks.