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SanDisk 8GB Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ40-008G-A11)

by SanDisk
2.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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  • Backup at the touch of a button - no cables or software installation needed
  • Just put it in your pocket and protect your files wherever you are
  • Protect your data with password protection and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) hardware encryption
  • System Requirements: Intel Pentium PC or Macintosh computer with USB support; Windows XP, Vista (backup and storage); Windows 2000, Mac OS X v10.1.2+ and Linux (backup only).
  • Requires high-power USB hub port
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SanDisk
  • Model Number: SDCZ40-008G-A11
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 8.00 GB

Product Description

Product Description

Back up critical files at the touch of a button with the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive. With up to 64GB* of storage, choose the size you need to protect your digital valuables wherever you go. Plus, password protection and AES hardware encryption keep critical business files safe- all from the minds behind flash memory. With our patent pending backup technology, the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive is one of the simplest ways to protect digital valuables quickly in the office or at home-at the touch of a button.

From the Manufacturer

The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive is the world's first USB flash drive that offers backup capability at the touch of a button. From family photos to business contacts, with a simple touch of the button, this flash drive will let you back up your data and securely carry it with you wherever you go. Featuring password-protected access control and secure AES hardware encryption, the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive is one of the simplest ways to protect digital files quickly in the office or at home--at the touch of a button.


SanDisk Ultra Backup
USB Flash Drive
At-a-Glance:
  • Simple - Back up at the touch of a button with no cables or software installation needed
  • Portable - Just put it in your pocket and protect your files wherever you are
  • Secure - Protect your data with password protection and AES hardware encryption
  • Backed by the minds behind flash memory, with patent pending backup technology and a 5-year limited warranty

Back up your critical files at the touch of a button. View larger.
The SanDisk Ultra® Backup USB Flash drive offers secure storage and backup performance for Windows® (XP and Vista®) computers.
Complete Backup Solution at the Touch of a Button
The convenient, compact, and fashionable SanDisk® Ultra® Backup Flash drive offers a complete portable storage and backup solution. Featuring patent-pending backup technology--the industry's first--the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive lets you back up critical files, such as photos, videos, and documents with the simple touch of a button. With 8 GB of capacity, this USB flash drive will give you the storage space you need to make sure that your most important data is protected.

Backing up your data with the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive is incredibly easy. Unlike other backup solutions that offer heavy and cumbersome form factors and inconvenient cases, adapters, and cords, the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive fits in the palm of your hand and plugs easily into virtually any computer's USB port.

Plug-and-Play Performance
With plug-and-play functionality, the USB flash drive requires no additional software or drivers for your computer. You simply plug it in and it's ready to go. The backup application is integrated into the drive, and it is activated by pressing a button, so it doesn't need to be installed on your computer.

Two Layers of Data Security Ensure Peace of Mind
The drive protects your digital content with password protection and secure Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware encryption. This means that your content will stay private and secure via data scrambling at the flash controller level when the drives are either physically removed for portability or stored away for safe keeping.

The data encryption is accomplished automatically without you noticing. There's no activation or software needed. You simply use the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive like you would any flash drive, but with the knowledge that your data is protected.

Share your Content on Other Devices
You can also use the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive as a regular USB flash drive for simple, safe storage and file transfer. Plug it into any of a variety of computing and CE devices, and you've got a portable and quick way to share your pictures, music, and videos with your friends and family.

Smart, Stylish Design for Ease of Use
With juxtaposed L-shapes, a bright red USB connector, and a capless design that exposes the USB connector via a sliding mechanism, the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive looks just as great as it performs.

When you plug the disk into your computer, 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. An intuitive interface appears on your computer screen to let you customize the way you back up your files.

The SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash drive offers complete storage and backup performance to Windows® XP and Windows® Vista®) computers, and it can be used as a storage device for Windows® 2000, Mac OS® X v10.1.2+, and Linux machines.

The drive is backed by a five-year limited warranty.

About SanDisk
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--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 Ultra Backup USB Flash drive (8 GB)


HOW MUCH CAN YOU STORE?
CARD
CAPACITY
64 GB*
16,000
3.5 minute songs**
or 19,200
images**
or 128
hours**
32 GB*
8,000
3.5 minute songs**
or 9,600
images**
or 64
hours**
16 GB*
4,000
3.5 minute songs**
or 4,800
images**
or 32
hours**
8 GB*
2,000
3.5 minute songs**
or 2,400
images**
or 16
hours**
* 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
** Approximations: results will vary based on file size, resokution, compression, bit rate, content, host device, pre-loaded files and other factors. See www.sandisk.com


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.5 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001T9EYFS
  • Item model number: SDCZ40-008G-A11
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2009

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Before I bought this I asked if it would work with Windows 7. I was told YES by SanDisk technical support. Well, it does NOT work with Windows 7. The drivers are incompatible. I can use it on my friends computer using Windows XP. I can use it on my work computer using Windows Vista. But when I try using it in Windows 7 the drivers start to load, are found incompatible and then the drive is useless. I spent hours trying to talk this over with SanDisk technical support. They just ran me around in nonsensical circles. I'd tell them the Wondows 7 operating system has reported the drivers as incompatible and they would tell me the SanDisk drivers come pre-ploaded on the drive and will work with Windows 7 therefore there is no problem. I'd say, but it is not working and they would tell me to contact my computer manufacturer. I'd tell them it is the SanDisk drivers that are not working and they would tell me SanDisk drivers come pre-ploaded on the drive and will work with Windows 7 therefore there is no problem.

This is not the only problem with this product, which I could see testing it on my friends computer. It is slow, REALLY SLOW. I tried to transfer a big block of date and it took about 6 hours. Granted it was a lot of data, but when I used a different thumb drive it took about 45 minutes.

Ny suggesting is "DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT".
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I called Sandisk BEFORE I purchased and asked if this product would work with Windows 7... ..the answer was... yes...but if it does not work ,call us and we will fix it. It did not work so I called Sandisk...after many attempts..the anwser they gave me was this must be a Windows 7 problem, you need to contact them. Really bad customer support!
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By THE COLONEL on January 23, 2011
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WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. LESS EXPENSIVE DRIVES DO THE SAME THING AND SEEM TO BE SIMPLER. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS ITEM AT ALL.
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I like this scandisk. I bought it becuz my computer is slow and needed to create a windows 8.1 installer media and I did not regret this. My computer has been restored and everything is backed up on this drive. It is a good price but it took like almost 2 weeks to get to me in the mail but after all I still got it and I like it.
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I purchased this because of the Encryption. It doesn't fail and works
on any computer
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