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Works, but not great (terribly slow)
on January 7, 2010
I have been a Cruzer user for the past 3 years and, yes, I like and use U3 software. I own a 4 Gb Cruzer and decided to buy the 16 Gb to get some additional space.
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.