Product Type: Sandisk Flash Drive
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Small and Mighty
Sandisk Cruzer Micro Skin 4 GB
Member Name: ctoft1
Sandisk Cruzer Micro Skin 4 GB
Advantages: Small size, Stylish, Robust, Label for personal info. Cheap
Disadvantages: Rubber cover is a bit pointless
You are now really spoilt for choice for USB sticks as they are so common. My previous one didn't have enough room for all that I wanted (Was 1GB) so I saw this one at my local Morrison's store for a paltry £4. At a pound a GB this represented amazing value. Some might worry that because it's so cheap it might not be high quality but let me assure you that this is not the case. It's made by Sandisk which is a reputable brand that have been around for ages. This memory stick was so cheap because it doesn't have any gimmicks.
A big advantage of this stick is its size. I haven't found any smaller. This is important because in some computers the USB ports are so close together it is hard to fit 2 memory sticks next to each other. This is not the case here as it takes up no extra room.
It also looks smart and professional. It has a grippy rubber case and below that is a brushed metal case. This is sturdy and looks great. Plastic cases could easily break but this is solid and doesn't scratch. On the back of the stick is a sticker to write your details on. I found this feature invaluable as I am always leaving it in whatever computer I am using but with my tel. no. on it I have more chance of getting it back.
It doesn't have any additional software etc. Some USB sticks have software with a password on to access the content (which is good if you have sensitive stuff on it). I don't need this however as I only have college work so I just want to plug it in and start. This USB stick is just that - plug and play with absolutely nothing to install.
The memory is accessed quickly. I've not had enough memory sticks to really compare this feature and I guess it depends on the computer as well but I wouldn't say this one is slow in any way. It does the job just fine.
One disadvantage of this memory stick is the rubber cover. It gets a bit grubby and can easily slip off. The rubber lid is also not very secure. This could allow for the ingress of dirt. I lost my rubber cover ages ago. This has not caused a problem for me though as I didn't need it and it's been in my filthy school bag for years with football boots, crisps, etc and still works fine.
All in all this is a very solid performer. If it has enough memory for you and you don't need password protection then it's perfect. I'd recommend it highly.
Summary: Highly recommended, especially if you keep losing stuff
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