SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB U3 Review

Introduction

Almost everyone owns a Flash Drive nowadays whether it is for work, college or to back up your important files so choosing the right one for you is important. Today we’re reviewing SanDisk’s Cruzer Micro U3 Drive. U3 technology is relatively new and provides portable software solutions that might not be available to you on the host computer. The Cruzer Micro should prove to be an all round great drive so let’s find out…

About SanDisk

Founded in 1988 by Dr. Eli Harari, an internationally recognized authority on non-volatile memory technology, SanDisk has grown to become the world’s largest supplier of innovative flash memory data storage products.

With flash memory’s capability for storing large amounts of data in a compact, removable or embedded format, SanDisk’s products have helped drive the exponential growth in sales of digital cameras, multi-function mobile phones, USB flash drives, digital audio/video players, and other digital consumer devices.

Features

  • Up to 8GB storage capacity – that’s 8,000MB
  • Retractable USB connector
  • Enhanced for ReadyBoost
  • Brilliant amber LED
  • U3 smart enabled – CruzerSync synchronization software, SignupShield password manager, Skype, AVAST-U3 anti-virus software

Specifications

Product Type:
USB Flash Drive
Storage Capacity:
8GB
Dimensions 0.8 x 0.3 x 2.3 (w/d/h) Inches
Interface Type:
1 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A
Features: U3 Smart capable, Retractable connector, Windows ReadyBoost capable
Software Included: Skype, Avast!, CruzerSync, SignUpShield
OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
Compliant Standards: CE

  • M J Wigginton

    I have several 2GB drives, some of which show a glowing light when uploading files, and some do not have any light at all (i.e. you have to guess when the uploading is finished).
    Naturally, the one thing I wanted to know about this Sandisc 8GB Cruzer disc is whether it has a light to inidicate uploading and whether the light changes when it completes. But it is the one thing that this review does not mention!
    Hopefully the reviewer will read this and post a reply.

  • techreviews1

    Indeed I have read it :) And yes, the SanDisk Cruzer light fades in and out slowly whilst nothing is being transferred, but when files are being transferred, the light goes on and off roughly every second (without fading in/out)

  • Dennisoleary21

    When I try to open my SanDisk * GB Cruzer my computer to view pictures; my computer wants to reformat the sandisk. I know that would erase my pics. What can I do???