- Brand Name: SanDisk
- Model Number: SDCZ6-016G-A11
- Memory Storage Capacity: 16 GB
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive SDCZ6-016G-A11
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- So light and portable, it can be taken anywhere.
- No more lost caps! Retractable USB connector prevents accidental breakage and prolongs product life.
- Small size makes it easy to carry with a set of keys.
- The easy way to store, share and play your favorite video files.
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Like some other reviewers, I'm on a Mac and I'm happy to report that the drive works great and can be reformatted using OS X's Disk Utility. Some earlier U3 drives had problems with Macs.
The only drawback to this drive is its blinking light. When you plug the Cruzer into your laptop, you'll have a bright orange pulsing light in your peripheral vision. Very annoying! Fortunately I only use this drive for short periods of time, to transfer files between computers. If I was using it all day long I would need some way to cover the light.
UPDATE: This drive worked great between Macs. I eventually used this drive to move some files from my Mac to a PC. When I plugged the drive into the PC, the U3 partition was still there, and U3 ran automatically on the PC. Even though I had previously reformatted the drive using my Mac, it didn't get rid of U3! Unfortunately, it appears that U3 went through its "first time" wizard and reformatted the drive, causing it to lose the data I had copied from my Mac. I ran the U3 uninstaller (available from the support section of the U3 web site). Once U3 was truly gone, it behaved as a normal drive.
The drive retracts into the housing, so there is no cap to lose. Speeds are very fast, as far as USB drives go. Capacity is good, 16GB is more than enough for most people right now. The central slide in the case hosts an LED inside which turns on when the drive is being accessed.
The drive comes with preinstalled software, that does things like make it easier to browse the drive and a simple backup program for your critical files. You can uninstall the software from within the program's control panel if you don't want it, however.
For the sticklers out there, this really isn't a 16GB drive. The capacity is closer to 14.9 GB, but is called a 16GB drive because it's over 16,000,000,000 bytes. (A real 16GB drive would be 17,179,869,184 bytes). Still, for most people, it's more than enough space.
I personally like this line of drives and will continue to buy them as the capacity increases. They are fast, reliable, and convenient. That's all that matters to me.
And, a reminder, you can get this drive for only $7.00 by signing up for the Amazon Credit Card. Amazon credits back $30 for having signed up for their card. Not quite a penny, but...
First, I already have a SanDisk Cruzer 4GB unit. The thing I initially disliked about the Cruzer U3 is the fact that they come with built-in software which is supposed to allow you to boot the drive from the USB drive and run specialty applications from it (Called the U3 Launchpad).
If you didn't understand that when you bought the drive, and you weren't aware that you could remove that software, you might hate the drive.
If you do use U3, you will have to pay for most applications. But, if you want to ensure that some presentation you made in PowerPoint will be able to be viewed at your next interview... you get a U3 PowerPoint viewer and boot from your USB drive on their computer (without PowerPoint) and VOILA (hopefully).
However, some say that that booting proceedure is certainly less than reliable (this may have changed since I bought my 4GB version; so don't take that as gold-standard knowledge).
However, if you take the extra initiative to go to their website and download some software, the software will REMOVE that self-booting application junk and you will end up with a full-sized 16 GB USB drive that mounts on just about any XP system and above without any special drivers needing to be loaded.
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"We at Digital Media Source apologize for any inconvenience. Due to an error on Amazons part they somehow reduced our listing price to .01 on the 16GB Sandisk Cruzer (from $35) yesterday morning. While we noticed the error within a couple hours of this occuring there was by that time over 1750 orders placed for over 6000 units!! This for an item which we only usually sell a few per day. (we only stock 20-30 units!!!) Obvously any rational buyer would realize a price of .01 on a $35 item must be some sort of mistake. We do not have the inventory nor the finacial means to honor these orders at that price. We are a small family run company. A 180K loss would put us out of business. In fact we wouldn't even have the finacial capability to obtain 6000 units. While we apologize for any incovenience this may have caused we had no choice but to cancel theses orders. Thank you for your understanding and we once again apologize for any inconvenience."
Thanks Digital Media Source (5 stars for the explanation). Amazon, how about cheering up some customers?
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I've had a few of these and I'd recommend them to anyone. They load quickly, and are easy to use with minimal if any pre-loaded files/software. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cormamin
Still using this for my sewing machine that only takes 2 gb usb.Published 3 months ago by Michele M. Klein
I do not like the menu system and no longer use this. Memory sticks should be simple. simple simple!Published 6 months ago by W. Gravning