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SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB USB 2.0 Flash drive- SDCZ50-004G
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- Keep your digital world in your pocket in our smallest package
- Transfer and share photos, videos, songs and other files between computers with ease
- Store more with capacities up to 16GB
- Worry not because your SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB flash drive is backed by a 2-year warranty
- SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB flash drive is backed by a 2-year warranty
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From the Manufacturer
|Compact design for ideal portability.|
The Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive comes in capacities from 2 GB to 16 GB to fit your needs. Whether you want storage for your recent vacation photos, or you need to transfer an HD movie, there is a Cruzer Blade that is perfect for the job.
Store and Transfer Files on Macs or PCs
Use the Cruzer Blade to store your files, transfer them from one computer to another, or carry them with you wherever you go. Put your recent photos on them to share with your friends and family or use the drive to transfer important work files while on a business trip.
The Cruzer Blade works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems, as well as with Mac OS X 10.5 (and up) and Linux systems.
Compact, Stylish Design for Great Portability
SanDisk made it easy and stylish to tote around your files by making the Cruzer Blade drive a tiny 1.63 by 0.69 by 0.29 inches (H x W x D). Its contoured design makes it both ergonomic and stylish.
The Cruzer Blade protects your files from unauthorized access thanks to the included SanDisk SecureAccess software. The software provides password protection that uses 128-bit AES encryption, so you can be sure your sensitive files won't fall into the wrong hands. The SanDisk SecureAccess software requires either a Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 system, or Mac OS X 10.5 and up (software download required for Mac; see www.SanDisk.com/SecureAccess).
SanDisk also offers optional secure online backup (up to 2 GB), offered by SanDisk's online backup partner, YuuWaa.
SanDisk Corporation is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company. It is a global leader in flash memory cards--from research, manufacturing, and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk holds more than 1,700 U.S. patents and more than 1,100 foreign patents.
The Cruzer Blade USB flash drive is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Cruzer Blade USB flash drive.
1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
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Top Customer Reviews
Here's, boiled down to a very generic level, what you really need in one of these things;
Store and transfer your stuff
ANY of these drives could stop working at the drop of a hat, that's just the world we live in. Buyer beware on absolutely everything, all the time. Maybe in the 50's it was different, but we ain't in the 50's no more.
So bottom line here, this drive is small, tough and slow. I have done nothing but use this thing almost every day for music and movies at home and in cars. I have not babied it in anyway and it rattles around in my front pocket with change and whatever else might be in there. It's been dropped God knows how many times, through the wash a few times and left out in the sun to dry off after finding it in my shorts getting out of a pool. I think I've just explained my experiences about its toughness and durability.
It has no problem playing HD movies or FLAC files in real time, so say what you will about how slow download times are, and they are, but it's never had a problem keeping up reading those files. EVER.
So if you can find something to do while your info is loading on to the drive, maybe read and finish a Stephen King novel, re-enact the Civil War or build a mini Vatican City out of popsicle sticks, then hopefully you'll have the same luck I have with this thing. There really isn't a smaller device (HP v165w, but that thing heats up big time and HAS trouble with HD movies) for the capacity and the price. Seriously.
+ No cap to lose
+ Decent read speeds (~16MB/s)
+ No software pre-installed
- Slow write speeds (~4MB/s)
- No LED
A complete waste of money honestly for what I intended to use it for. The look is really awesome, however, if that is all you are going for.
1 5/8 inches long x 11/16 inches wide x 5/16 inches high
This small size allows these drives to be placed side by side, even when the USB ports are very close together. The small size also means that it is just that much easier to lose (or be stolen). At the back of it there is a hole that will allow you to connect it to a string or a strap.
A big drawback for me is the absence of an LED. Without this LED, you will not be sure when it is active, You will get no direct feedback from this Flash drive.
The manufacturer has deliberately omitted the read and write speeds of this drive. That is because they know that it can be a slow poke at times.
In making your purchasing decision, these are the key issues:
- Price (not the cheapest)
- Size (the smallest, but no LED)
- Speed (pretty slow)
On sequential write, the speed slowly goes up from 55k/s to 4.8M/s over the course of 1GB.
On small files, the write speed is even worse, it stays below 3M/s all the time.
This is incredibly slow for a modern usb stick.
Read is fine at about 20 M/s.
---------------- Averages for "NO NAME" (2GB/4MB, 5 iterations) ----------------
Iteration 1, 4.5 Write MB/sec, 19.8 Read MB/sec
Iteration 2, 4.5 Write MB/sec, 20.4 Read MB/sec
Iteration 3, 4.4 Write MB/sec, 20.5 Read MB/sec
Iteration 4, 4.5 Write MB/sec, 20.7 Read MB/sec
Iteration 5, 4.5 Write MB/sec, 20.9 Read MB/sec
Slowest 4.43 Write MB/sec, 19.8 Read MB/sec
Fastest 4.53 Write MB/sec, 20.9 Read MB/sec
Average 4.47 Write MB/sec, 20.5 Read MB/sec
Median 4.46 Write MB/sec, 20.5 Read MB/sec
Range 0.10 Write MB/sec, 1.08 Read MB/sec
(Just for comparison, the Patriot Xporter XT, another drive I reviewed recently, has writes of ~11MB/sec and reads of ~36MB/sec, so this drive is roughly half of one of the faster drives out there.)
Anyway, cheap, small, and slow. But all in all not bad if (cheap + small) > fast.