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SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive- SDCZ60-128G-B35
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171 of 180 people found the following review helpful
Size: 32 GBPackage Type: Standard PackagingVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
I hate the software that comes with these things - it's inconvenient, slow, and bogs down my computer while I'm using it, so as soon as I got this drive, I deleted the software right away. Just selected it and hit delete, no problem.

Once the software was out of the way, I dragged a folder with 8.53 gigabytes of items onto it to see how long it would take in comparison to my other 32 gigabyte Sandisk Cruzer SanDisk Cruzer 32 GB USB Flash Drive (SDCZ36-032G-AFFP) which I purchased in May.

To transfer 8.53 g, this Sandisk took 38:26 mins.

My other Sandisk (linked above) took a little over an hour.

Given the complaints others have about the included software, I'd advise that if you want to use the software, you go with the older version that I linked to. If you prefer to drag and drop items onto the drive like I do, this newer one is faster than the old model.
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95 of 102 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2012
I've got several USB flash drives, both from Corsair & Sandisk with considerably large capacities. I've bought the Sandisk Cruiser 128Gb for the back-up of essential files. Though the drive has a large capacity, the speed of the drive is not satisfactory, as 6 to 7 Mb/seconds write mode and 22.5 Mb/seconds read mode. The fastest flash drive I've ever used was a Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32Gb, which exceeds 20 Mb/second write & 35Mb/seconds read capacities. So if you're looking for a huge flash drive but no performance Sandisk Cruiser 128Gb might be the only choice. But if you need some performance & a speedy drive I'll propose Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32Gb. ( The first test result of the Sandisk Cruiser: 12Gb ( 12,500 files ) transfer from a high end computer will last about an hour ! )
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Size: 32 GBPackage Type: Standard PackagingVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Performance:
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Writing speed is a slow 4 MB/sec. Reading is a respectable (adequate) 20 MB/sec. This was tested transferring a 4 GB file -- the drive comes formatted as FAT32 and this is its maximum file size. For reference, reading a similar file from a USB 2.0 external hard drive tends to be about 30 MB/sec.

This product can be a good value for a number of the common uses of flash drives. For example, it may be a mirror for large portions of your laptop for those occasions where you didn't anticipate needing the laptop and the cloud isn't a practical alternative. In such cases, although the contents of the flash drive can be large, the amount of change at any one time tends to be small, so the slow write speed is not a real inconvenience.
Caveat on "value": what is a good value one day (or hour) may not be such the next.

Construction:
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The plastic case _feels_ flimsy because it flexes easily, but it does _not_ display some of the other characteristics of materials that would break easily. This concern about how rugged it actually is will limit when and how I carry it.

Operation of the retractable connector: Good. It locked into the extended position reliably, and the unlock tab is big and easy to operate. However, if you are inserting this into a tight space, it doesn't take much of a bump on that tab to unlock it. I see this only as an inconvenience to those whose only available USB ports are in out-of-the way locations.

The hole for the lanyard is unusually large: over 1/4-inch across. The crossbar is thicker than that on most of the flash drives I see: it is almost 1/16-inch thick.

Included Software: Junk
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1. SanDisk Secure Access: I am inclined to describe this a primarily Ad-ware rather than functional software. The "vault" is incredibly primitive: It is simply a partition that holds encrypted versions of your files. To update a file, you use the primitive UI to manually take it out of the vault, edit it, and put it back into the vault. When much of the information that you would likely want to put into the vault is subject to periodic updating, this is both tedious and error-prone. At the very _minimum_ you want to have the ability to record the location of the master copy of the files as part of the meta-data in the vault and have the vault's software alert you when a pairing is out-of-sync. And the vault software should not be installed on your computer because that opens the door to multiple sources of inadvertent and malicious errors. SanDisk Secure Access delivers none of what I consider to be the basics for such software, and there are better alternatives available targeted at different needs and levels of sophistication.
ADVICE: If you decide to try this in a version of Windows that has the Restore Point feature, create one so that you can roll back to it rather than having to trust the software's own uninstall process. When software has a large Ad-ware component, I find it wise to be paranoid.

2. "Club SanDisk" included software: "GoToMyPC", "RoboForm Password Manager", "McAfee Internet Security Software" and "IE8 Sidebar for eBay". I wasn't interested in any of these and didn't try them. The sidebar was described as "a free tool" and the others are presumably the trials or "lite" editions common to such offerings.

-- Douglas B. Moran
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166 of 190 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2012
I have used a lot of flash drives, dating back to 4/8mb drives. I've received a lot of promotional drives free from various conventions, but I've yet to see a flash drive made out of material as cheap as the Glide drives are.

The transfer speed is just plain simple horrible. I transferred 500mb of data, various sized files and I got an average of 4.1MBps transfer speed. So to fill the drive, it'll take 4+ hours. In this day an age, having a write speed of 4MBps is just not acceptable. No matter how low the price point of a drive this size is, a low write speed is not acceptable. I got this fairly cheap for the storage size and I don't expect the memory chip on-board to last long. Sadly I no longer have the packaging to return it to the store.

I've owned plenty of SanDisk products (SD Card, CF Card, USB Drives) over the years, and I've seen the decline in quality over the years. Wonder where it goes from here!
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72 of 80 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2013
I am 70 years old and personal computers weren't even invented til I was in my 30s. So it is all still like magic to me. However, these little flash drives are unbelievable. I have four in a little tin box that once carried breath mints--and they carry over 500 GB of movies. Even Spock wouldn't have belieived it.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2013
I loaded approximately 30 gb of files on to the drive with no problem. The next day when attempting to add more files, I could not. I received an error message that recommended the flash drive be re-formatted. I tried to do that but the drive was defective. I tried to erase my files but again, could not because the drive is defective. Bottom line I wasted $70 on this because it died within 24 hours.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2013
This device has allowed me to consolidate several other flash drives plus allows lots of room for backing up data in large quantities. The speed is very good. I provide IT support, so I've connected it to many computers of various types and have never had a problem with it connecting successfully. It seems solidly built and the retractable plug feature (no cap needed!) makes it even easier to work with. The plug extends far enough out of the device to reach fully into every USB port I tried it in. I cannot comment on the software that came with it as I deleted it right away. A lanyard of some sort would have been a plus, but lack of it is certainly not a deal breaker. There is a solid attachment point to connect your own thread-type lanyard if you'd like.
I would definitely recommend this to others!
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2012
I received the product today, and set about downloading the necessary software so that I can use the encryption feature with Macintosh computers. I'm not a novice with thumbdrives, and use them all the time. Couldn't install the software. Lo and behold, the thumb drive arrived locked in the "Read Only" setting, and there is no way for me to correct this. On a lark, I ran my utility programs to check the drive for problems and set the stage for a reformat, and am informed that there are fatal errors in the thumb drive. Perhaps it happens very rarely, but this one is a dud and I'm not sure I'll trust SanDisk in the future.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2012
I recently purchased this through an Amazon Daily Deal, needing some additional storage space for music to interface with my car stereo. When I plug this into my computer to transfer music to, I average around 5.5 mb/s, which I am satisfied with. I paid 39.99 and at 62 cents a gig, was a very good deal. I always delete all of the software off of a flash drive before I use it, so I cannot comment on the quality of the software.

All in all I'm satisfied with the performance of the drive and would say the cheap price is the main selling point.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2012
Many other users seem to have had the same problem. Complete waste of money. The consolation is that I bought it for 5 dollars on Black Friday.
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