SANDISK Cruzer 16GB USB Flash Drive - SDCZ36-016G-A11 SDCZ36-016G-A11
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|Innovative capless design exposes the USB connector via a convenient slider. View larger.|
|The SanDisk® Cruzer® USB Flash drive is a fast and reliable flash storage device for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista®, Mac OS® 10+ and Linux machines.|
With USB ports on computers, to new ports popping up on cars, DVD players, TVs, photo frames, and more, the need for a fast and reliable way to share your digital content on a moment's notice is greater than ever.
The SanDisk® Cruzer® USB Flash drive meets that need. This reliable flash drive fits in the palm of your hand and gives you the storage capacity you need to store and transfer up to 16 GB of data.
While the drive is optimized for laptops and devices with USB 2.0 port, it is backwards compatible with older devices that have USB 1.1 ports, so you can be assured of near universal compatibility.
View Videos Without Extra Software or Setup
With the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive, you can transfer your favorite video from one device to another easily and conveniently, without any additional software or setup. The drive offers drag-and-drop convenience, which means you can simply drag the files from your device onto your SanDisk Cruzer Flash drive, or vice versa, without any steps.
Transferring video files from computer to computer, or from your drive to a USB-enabled DVD player, is incredibly simple. Drag your video files from your PC to your USB flash drive and then plug the drive into your DVD player -- or even your USB-enabled TV -- and sit back to enjoy the show.
Smart, Stylish Design for Ease of Use
With a capless design that exposes the USB connector via a convenient slider, the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive looks just as great as it performs.
When you plug the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive into your USB-enabled device, a glowing, amber-colored LED alerts you that the drives are ready for reading or writing data. This LED rapidly pulses when data is being transferred, and it slows down when the drives are idle, giving you a clear indication of the disk's activity.
The SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive is compatible as a flash storage device with Windows® XP, Windows® Vista®, Mac OS 10+ and Linux machines.
The drive is backed by a limited two-year warranty.
SanDisk Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, is the world's largest supplier of flash storage cards. It is a global leader in flash memory cards cards--from research, manufacturing, and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk holds more than 860 U.S. patents, more than 550 foreign patents, and it is the only company that has worldwide rights to both manufacture and sell top flash card formats including SD, microSD, miniSD, CompactFlash, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, and related Memory Stick micro card products.
SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones; digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid-state drives for computers.
What's in the Box
SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive (16 GB)
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
Even if you use U3, or like the Cruzer, the 16 Gb version is not a great buy. It works perfect and comes with additional U3 software, but it is terribly slow.
I was appalled at the slow speed of the new drive, so I made three experiments to compare it rigorously with my former 4 Gb drive:
(1) Copying a 291 Mb RAR file from the hard-drive to the Cruzer
(2) Copying a combination of 8 main folders (with multiple sub-folders and files in them) totaling 307 Mb from the hard-drive to the Cruzer
(3) Deleting both the RAR file and the 8 folder structure from the Cruzer drive.
Here are the results:
Cruzer 4 Gb: RAR - 37 s, Folders - 1:02, Delete - 13 s
Cruzer 16 Gb: RAR - 1:06 min, Folders - 1:57 min, Delete - 27 s
So.. basically twice as slow as the 4 Gb drive, which is a pain when using the drive daily. It is up to you. All I can say is that I am currently back to using the 4 Gb Cruzer and using the 16 Gb as backup.
Compatibility: I have used it on Win XP, Win Vista, Mac OS X and Windows 2000. No issues at all.
Speed: I copied 8 GB worth of data on the very first day. With write speeds around 15+ MB/s - it performed as expected. Its not the fastest but it is adequate for 99% of users.
Durability: Well, I didn't think I could say much about this except that it has worked fine daily for the last month or so. I will add that this little device did survive a full wash and dry cycle and still is chugging along. I think that speaks volumes about its durability. I know its a SSD so it should be expected to survive such things - but you don't believe it until you see/experience it.
Asthetics: It is very compact. It has an orange light that flashes when it is in action. The USB connector retracts. Simple, nothing fancy though it does have a nice look to it - what more can you ask for?
Price: This is certainly not the cheapest 16GB drive out there but with the SanDisk name behind it, it certainly is a value buy. Another plus.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a fast, widely compatible, durable and value USB drive that has enough space for anything you would want to put on it.
So in short- Buy It!
There are only a couple of drawbacks. The first is the very tiny spot on the back for attaching a keychain (actually, I couldn't get a keychain to fit and instead put a cell phone lanyard with a keychain on the end on it). The second drawback is that when you have the device plugged into something there is a very bright, annoying pulsing light that emanates from the top. This can be very distracting when trying to watch Netflix movies from your Xbox.
The build quality on the Micro and especially the Titanium are definitely superior. The plastic on the Micro and the "liquid metal" finish on the Titanium are of a visibly higher quality. This Cruzer looks and feels cheap by comparison. The sliding mechanism on mine also failed less than a week into use, so that it's now quite difficult to extend the USB connector out of the retracted position. The Micro and Titanium have been fine after months, even years of use.
In terms of functionality, they're all the same, and they all come with U3 which can be removed.
Finally, though I did not factor this into the rating (since it's well outside what the manufacturer designed them for), I ended up leaving a Cruzer and a Cruzer Micro in the pocket of a pair of pants that ended up in the washer. I got them out before there was too much soaking, but they were both wet when I took them out. The cheap Cruzer worked right away but the Cruzer Micro did not. Several hours later, though, this had reversed: the cheap Cruzer no longer worked but the Cruzer Micro worked fine, and they have stayed that way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Back in 2010 and '11, this was the game changer storage device. It still works without any compromise in performance. I don't need it so I gave it to someone. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Mathai
I work on ancestry and have hundreds of documents and pictures. I have also scanned all our photo albums, my children's baby pictures. Read morePublished 21 days ago by oceangirl
Great for the price, easy to use. I don't remove it properly from the computer all the time and it hasn't had any problems, unlike my other onePublished 25 days ago by Socorro
usb stick for installing windows. has performed well and have no complaints.Published 1 month ago by Norford