SanDisk Cruzer 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ36-032G-A11)
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- Catalog Publishing Type - USB/Jump Drives-Standard
- Compliance, Standards - RoHS Compliant
- Connector/Port/Interface - USB 2.0
- Global Product Type - USB/Jump Drives
- Operating System Compatibility - Linux, Windows 2000, XP, Vista
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Experience reliable, portable storage with a SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash Drive. Why leave your photos, videos and music at home when they’ll fit in your pocket. Trust the minds behind flash memory to make it easy to store, transfer and share your digital files wherever you go. With up to 32GB of storage, these drives are built to handle the real world’s bumps and turns- so you can count on them to help you share plenty of pix, flix and other digital favorites wherever you go.
From the Manufacturer
With USB ports popping up everywhere you look, you need a simple and reliable way to store and share your photos, videos and music on the fly. The SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash Drive is your answer. Because it works with virtually any computer or electronic device with a USB slot, this flash drive lets you leave your laptop at home but still take your vast amounts of content with you to share with family and friends. Whether you need to transport your latest MP3 downloads, vacation videos, or your college thesis, the SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash drive offers portable storage that you can trust.
|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 32 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 (32 GB)
Top customer reviews
I decided that I could use it for another purpose in my home network of computers. I have a mixed network of computers at home, both PCs and Macs. The included "U3" software only works on PCs. So that is another demerit. I used U3 on my PC for a while and it is interesting software but it has a rocky history of reliability. I can't trust my data to something that has anything less than a rock solid history of reliability.
On a Mac, the U3 software is not recognized at all and is useless. If you're going to use this only on a Mac, you might as well reformat the drive to reclaim the space used by the U3 software. If necessary, you can always reinstall the U3 software by downloading the installer from the SanDisk website. You will need to download the U3 installer in order to safely uninstall the U3 software anyway.
I had issues with the way the USB plug retracts into the body. When grasping the flash drive, the slider would get depressed causing the plug to retract into the body while I was trying to plug it in. Kind of frustrating.
There is also the matter of the LED activity light. It flashes when the drive is being read from or written to. When not in use, it goes into a "breathing" mode where it pulses slowly. It never goes completely off which I found bothersome. Read and Write speeds were not particularly fast but adequate I suppose.
Overall I was left with a largely negative opinion of this flash drive. It was not a good purchase for me. I've never had issues with any other flash drive that I've purchase and I've purchased other brands such as Patriot Xporter XT Patriot PEF32GUSB Xporter XT Boost High-Speed USB Flash Drives (Black), OCZ Rally2 OCZ USB 2.0 32 GB Dual Channel Rally2 Pen Drive (OCZUSBR2DC-32GB), lower capacity SanDisk (2GB) and a couple others.
This flash drive did seem to work most comfortably with -my- PC, but U3 doesn't work at all on a Mac. I didn't really have any issues with the drive itself on the PC. However I did not like the U3 software and removed it from the drive to turn it into a "plain vanilla" flash drive. It's easy to remove the U3 software and reformat the drive. If you want to reinstall the U3 later on, you can, using a utility available on the SanDisk website.
Note that I had also bought another flash drive from another vendor that was a U3 drive. That vendor delivered what was expected.
So, the Star rating is really not fair. It reflects what I wanted vs what I got, not what just the title states. One has to go into the description to see the problem.
Oh yes: one other annoyance, though less surprising: attempts to write a single file that's over 4GB fail with the uninformative message "The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0)." Even Microsoft has fixed its file systems to allow larger files by now; SanDisk should give an explicit warning that this product is obsolete in that regard. Better still, fix it.