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4.0 out of 5 stars Big but Slow, August 26, 2011
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This review is from: SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive- SDCZ36-032G-B35 (Personal Computers)
I love having this flash drive with me everywhere I go. I can haul around massive amounts of data in my pocket for use or viewing/listening anywhere. HOWEVER, it's the slowest flash drive I've ever used. My most recent previous one was a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4 GB and it was fast. This flash drive, however, is slower than all other flash drives and external drives I've used. Soooo.... I'd recommend it to anyone who needs to carry around a lot of data but isn't worried about lightning-speed data transfers.
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Initial post: Oct 21, 2011 7:13:27 AM PDT
I agree. Its insanely slow. I was going to use it as a boot drive for my Macs, but its way to slow for that. Ugh,

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 7:54:26 PM PST
I want a good flashdrive for my 4gb xbox, is this a bad buy?

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 1:07:57 AM PST
I'm not sure why you say the SanDisk Cruzer 32GB is "the slowest flash drive I've ever used". Mine seems to get 4MB/sec write and 16MB/sec read, which is about the same as my old SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16GB.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 11:25:40 AM PST
Wireball says:
4MB/sec. writes on my SanDisk Cruzer 32GB as well, which would take approximately two hours to fill it up 30GB of data. At least it reads faster, but the write speed is fairly impractical for a drive of this size, depending on what you're doing and how soon you need it.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 4:08:52 AM PST
Cooper says:
thanks. just the info I needed... looking for fast storage to use w/ small laptop SSD.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 4:55:16 AM PST
TopDog says:
Thanks for the heads up on the speed of this drive. I hate buying these things only to find out they are painfully slow.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 12:40:56 PM PST
S. Lee says:
Not a bad buy, but you won't be able to use all 32 GB with the Xbox as it's limited to 16 GB on any USB storage devices.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 6:05:23 PM PST
Johnny says:
Is this password protected?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2012 9:32:34 AM PST
Let me suggest the Mushkin Enhanced Mulholland drives - very fast and well constructed.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 9:24:14 PM PST
C. Fox says:
Me too, I just got it in the mail and speed tested it, can you say abysmal speeds! My walmart special 16gb drive is over twice as fast in write and 30% faster read. This Drive had these results(took 3 hrs for read and write test)
Writing speed: 3.95 MByte/s
Reading speed: 14.1 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

Only thing I can figure is it has an over aggressive error compensation in its main controller, how else can they sell such a large capacity for so cheap. I really wonder how many layers this MLC NAND is using, it certainly would explain the horrible write speeds. Well, you get what you pay for unfortunately. In a couple years with SLC USB 3 flash drives, this will really be a relic.
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