- Brand Name: SanDisk
- Model Number: SDCZ36-008G-A11
- Memory Storage Capacity: 8 GB
- Device Type: USB FLASH DRIVE
- Form Factor: Adapter, Card
SanDisk Cruzer 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ36-008G-A11)
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- Take it all with you - on reliable USB flash drives
- Transfer with confidence - when moving images and other files from computer to computer or other consumer electronic devices
- Ideal for video - the easy way to store, share and play your favorite video files
- Trust the minds behind flash memory to keep your files safe and secure with a two-year limited** warranty
- Compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10+ and Linux; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port required for high speed transfer
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From the Manufacturer
|Innovative capless design exposes the USB connector via a convenient slider. View larger.|
|The SanDisk® Cruzer® USB Flash drive is a fast and reliable flash storage device for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista®, Mac OS® 10+ and Linux machines.|
With USB ports on computers, to new ports popping up on cars, DVD players, TVs, photo frames, and more, the need for a fast and reliable way to share your digital content on a moment's notice is greater than ever.
The SanDisk® Cruzer® USB Flash drive meets that need. This reliable flash drive fits in the palm of your hand and gives you the storage capacity you need to store and transfer up to 8 GB of data.
While the drive is optimized for laptops and devices with USB 2.0 port, it is backwards compatible with older devices that have USB 1.1 ports, so you can be assured of near universal compatibility.
View Videos Without Extra Software or Setup
With the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive, you can transfer your favorite video from one device to another easily and conveniently, without any additional software or setup. The drive offers drag-and-drop convenience, which means you can simply drag the files from your device onto your SanDisk Cruzer Flash drive, or vice versa, without any steps.
Transferring video files from computer to computer, or from your drive to a USB-enabled DVD player, is incredibly simple. Drag your video files from your PC to your USB flash drive and then plug the drive into your DVD player -- or even your USB-enabled TV -- and sit back to enjoy the show.
Smart, Stylish Design for Ease of Use
With a capless design that exposes the USB connector via a convenient slider, the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive looks just as great as it performs.
When you plug the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive into your USB-enabled device, 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.
The SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive is compatible as a flash storage device with Windows® XP, Windows® Vista®, Mac OS 10+ and Linux machines.
The drive is backed by a limited two-year warranty.
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 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.
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SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive (8 GB)
Top Customer Reviews
BUT i believe this is an interesting thing right here.
I have no comments on how this USB works, because it works perfectly fine for me.
I like that this doesn't need a cap because it goes into itself like a turtle.
The thing i wanted to post was that it survived the washing machine.
No i didn't realize i had it in my pocket and until i took everything out of the washer, it was just right there.
I was like, crap, $15 down the wash and then i'd have to replace it.
Surprisingly it worked, every other electronic item just dies in there!
That is the total point to this review, so if you just happen to forget it in your pocket, it may work! *I don't advise you to actually purposefully put your USB in the wash now, but you forget its in your pocket.*
The USB connector slides in and out of the protective black casing, and this newer model is physically distinguishable from its predecessor by its red "tongue" (the older unit that contained the U3 Launchpad had a white tongue). The orange indicator light on the thumb-lock is lit when it is connected to the computer, and flashes when data is transferred to/from the unit. There is an area to attach a neck cord, but does not come with one anyway. The drive came preformatted FAT32 and empty, and no longer comes with the U3 software that previously came with the older versions of this same flash drive. It works as a portable flash drive to carry files, but is not spectacular in terms of data transfer speed.
- At 8GB, it can hold a lot of files
- Highly portable.
- Price is very reasonable (CHEAP!)
- Poor Read AND Write speeds. However, this may not matter if you do not transfer huge amounts of files. If you just put a few files on it, and then just carry it around, this is one of the best USB flash drives for the money. I transfer over 3 GB of files every day, so I need a speedy USB flash drive.
Warning: Geek alert below!
Using Flash Memory Tookit v2.0, I got fairly linear read/write speeds using various file sizes (1MB to 15MB). The average write speed was 2.4 MB/s, and read speed was 21.1 MB/s. Though the benchmarked read speed was relatively fast, the write speed was poor. The slow write speed may suffice if you do not write many files often.Read more ›
My 5+ year old 2 GB Patriot transfers data at about 16 MB/sec. My 3+ year old 4 GB Kingston transfers data at around 26 MB/sec. This SanDisk Cruzer, however, transfers at an appalling 3 MB/sec! That's 1/5 the speed of a 5+ year old USB drive! And this is on a brand new 6-core, 3.2 GHZ system with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports!
"Slow" does not begin to describe this drive. When a five-year-old USB drive can run rings around a brand new USB drive when it comes to performance, something is desperately wrong. I'll just stick with Patriot or Kingston USB drives. I'll never by a SanDisk Cruzer again.
This version doesn't seem to be a replacement of the Micro, so I imagine it's faster, but there probably isn't a noticeable difference. The differences I noticed were aesthetic. This drive is pretty small, but it's slightly bigger than the Micro. I don't get the weird contour thing either. It's like a skewed parallelogram. The "switch" is the same way and I really don't think it makes it look any better. A more functional difference is the switch itself. The Micro's switch needed a moderate amount of pressure to get the drive to extend and about the same amount to retract. The regular Cruzer opens much easier, which I can't say I appreciate, and it may be a little harder to close than the Micro.
I'm sure you've been wondering as well, does this thing have a lanyard loop? Yes, it does. It's on the back so most pictures won't show it. It's definitely tighter than the Micro's lanyard hole. About the only thing I could get to fit it was an actual lanyard (this drive doesn't come with a lanyard by the way). The Micro comes with a small key ring at least, which I doubt would fit the Cruzer.
The Cruzer series goes up to 32GB as of this review (the Micro goes up to 16GB). So if you need one that big I'd say this is a good drive. If you need a smaller one I'd go with the comparably cheaper Cruzer Micro series.
I actually bought this to transfer my account and save game information from my old (second generation) Xbox 360 to the new "slim" 360. It did that without a problem, and the 8 GB of storage was plenty for that purpose. The embedded LED that shines through the white slider is bright and very easy to see. Essentially, it does exactly what a USB stick is supposed to do in that respect.
The locking mechanism for the slide is a bit weak or perhaps "fussy" is the better word. There were a few times when I had to hold the slider in place in order to insert the drive into the USB port or else the plug would retract back into the case.
The most annoying thing about this drive is that it's ridiculously slow. I've tried using it in several different systems that I own, and none of them got more than 3 MB/sec out of this drive. A 2 GB Patriot USB drive of mine that's probably five years old transfers at roughly 16 MB/sec. A 4 GB PNY that's about three years old transfers at around 24 MB/sec. Yet this BRAND NEW SanDisk drive transfers at 3 MB/sec! That's completely unacceptable! (And I just verified all of these speeds as I was writing this review.)
At 3 MB/sec, it would take at least 90 minutes to transfer 8 GB worth of data to the USB drive then to the destination system. I could actually transfer that same amount of data with my 4 GB PNY - copy 4 GB to the drive, copy that to the other system, copy the remaining 4 GB, and copy that to the other system - in less time than it takes just to copy 8 GB to the SanDisk drive. That's absolutely appalling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great flash producer. These are cheap and hold just enough storage for small web tasks. A sleek usb drive with a nice touch of light indicating when in use. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this around two or so years ago and I still have it. I am currently using it for a bootable operating system and it's been running perfectly fine for the amount of time I've... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jared M.
Sandisk has been in the flash storage game for quite some time, and as you expect, this product works well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Benton Smith
After 6 years it still works fine. Have used it for Mac, Windows and Linux boot drive.Published 2 months ago by MacUser
Product was as described and it arrived on time. I'm Happy!!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer