Product Type: Sandisk Flash Drive
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Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2 GB
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Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2 GB
Advantages: Very cheap, U3 technology if you want it
As one of the most trusted names in the world of computer memory, Sandisk manufacture a range of flash drives including the numerous 'Cruzer' models. Today i'm taking a look at the 2GB Micro Cruzer which is available to buy from Amazon for only £2.99.
Design & Appearance
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At first glance, the Micro Cruzer looks like any other flash drive on the market with its slim and black rectangular body - however, it does have a gimmick; which in this case is the ability to retract the metal USB prong section back inside its casing. This not only makes the device smaller, but it affords a certain amount of protection to the product. The process is activated by flipping the switch on the Cruzer's body back and forth, a process which is easy to do and strangely addictive. The Cruzer is light and well built, and i've had no reliability problems with mine over the years.
All Mod Cons
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This and many other Cruzer drives utilise something called U3 technology, which allows you to run software from your home computer on any other PC that you plug the Cruzer into - similarly U3 will bring your personal preferences with you wherever you go. For the most part, the technology does work very well - as long as you're fairly tech-savvy, and you're using a relatively modern version of Windows. Fear not, if you're not good with computers (or have no idea what i'm talking about) then you can simply use the drive as a regular flash drive without all the U3 nonsense. To be honest, it's not something that I personally choose to use.
Additional Features & Final Word
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In terms of additional features, the Micro Cruzer has a small keyring loop (very useful for those who like to have a flash drive with their keys), and when in use, the product illuminates with a (fairly bright) amber glow. The product is USB2 compatible, and although I can't find exact figures for the read and write speeds, in general it's pretty quick to transfer my files. Overall, I've found the Sandisk Micro Cruzer to be an impressive flash drive both in terms of its build quality and features - at the current price it's definitely something that I would recommend.
Summary: Flash drive with extras
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