Product Type: Sandisk Flash Drive
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Sandisk Cruzer 4 GB
Member Name: lj174
Sandisk Cruzer 4 GB
Advantages: Cheap, Easy to Use, Good Memory
Disadvantages: Slider is Awful, Design, Orange Light
As a student it's important for me to back-up work, as I spend a lot of time writing up assignments and don't want to lose them! At my place of study there is a system whereby we all have our own account and are able to save work on to there. This means it's always accessible whenever in this place. This is handy and I'd never had any problems with it until I suddenly was unable to find a very important piece of work. Needless to say, it couldn't be recovered and I had to spend the whole night writing it back up to a much lower standard. It was at this point I decided I needed to back up all of my work, so I decided to purchase a USB stick.
I went into ASDA to try and search for one, and this is the one I picked up. I had no background knowledge on these whatsoever, and being under £10 I just picked up this one in the hope it would perform well. Generally this USB will always be priced around £10 and you can purchase it at the usual places. I recommend looking in ASDA, trying Amazon and other electronic stores.
The design of this USB stick is dreadful. It looks very cheap and the plastic design isn't very nice. The design wasn't what I was going for, I just wanted practicality so I wasn't too fussed about this. I have been using this for around two months now and the brand name on it has already started to wear away which isn't so good.
Another thing I despise about this USB stick is the slider. I thought it was quite nifty when I brought it as it meant you didn't need a lid on the stick. You simply push the slider and out pops the USB. It looks easy, yet I seem to have so many problems with mine. Occasionally the slider will get stuck which can be a problem if I'm in a rush and needing to save something.
When you insert the USB (if you can finally get it to slide up...just kidding) an orange light shows up and then fades continuously. This is up to you what you would think about it because my friends love it and think it's a quirky design to such a boring product. However, I find it very annoying if I'm working with the USB stick inserted as it distracts you when you can see the light.
Moaning over, this USB stick really does have good points. Firstly, the price is fantastic and hard to beat. Especially for 4GB, £10 seems a bargain to me! There's no point paying a considerable amount more for a USB stick that looks pretty because at the end of the day, don't they all do the same thing?
Speaking of its performance, the USB is fantastic and really does the job well. Files can be transferred quickly and easily and I was able to use it without even reading instructions so I'm sure you can too. It's very simple to use and when inserted into your PC or laptop, will load up on its own. If not you have to go to 'My Computer' and it will be located in there somewhere.
Overall, the practicality of the USB stick is 5/5 however the design really does let it down. If the slider worked all the time perhaps it would get a higher rating. A fair four stars should be awarded to this as it is really good for the price you are paying! Thanks for reading.
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