Product Type: Sandisk Flash Drive
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Sandisk Cruzer Slice 8GB
Member Name: andyoz
Sandisk Cruzer Slice 8GB
Advantages: Cheap, Reliable
Anyone who uses computers on a regular basis will know the importance of backing things up. With the world being what it is there are people out there who would just love to infect your computer and destroy and your information. One way of guarding against this is to back up your files on an external drive. One such method of doing this is by using a memory stick or flash drive. This is something I have been doing for some time now as I have in the past had that awful experience of seeing my computer die in front of my eyes taking all my saved information with it.
One of the memory sticks or flash drives I have is this one. The Sandisk Cruzer Slice 8GB. Sandisk are quite a well recognised name when it comes to things like memory sticks and other computer bits and bobs. That was part of the reason I opted for this particular memory stick. I bought this one about a year ago, 8GB is a decent size for a memory stick although you can buy far larger ones now if you are willing to pay the extra money.
Of all the memory sticks I own I would say this is my favourite. I base that on ease of use, reliability and price. So first of all how easy to use is this pen drive. Well very. The little port is retractable, you simply slide it in and out. It easily plugs into any USB port and there are no issues with setting up hardware or software or anything like that. You simply slot it in and then start downloading information on to it.
As well as backing up information another key use of one of these is the ability to move large amount of information from one computer to another. This is a simple practical way to carry all your pictures, movies and documents in a tiny little stick that fits into your pocket. The Sandisk memory stick is very small and light. It fits easily into your pocket and as the little port slides neatly away you don't have to worry about damaging it.
I have been using this for around a year now and have never had any worries when it comes to reliability. Another pen drive I have used had an issue with some of the files becoming corrupted which is obviously quite a worry. I have never seen anything like this happen with the Sandisk Cruzer Slice. So when it comes to reliability I would have to give this one a big thumbs up.
When I bought this around a year ago I think it cost me around £9. They have come down in price slightly and if you shop around online you can pick one of these up for £7 which is pretty good value really for what you are getting.
So overall I would say this ranks very highly when it comes to flash drives/pen drives/memory sticks. It is reliable, a name you can trust and is very compact making it easy to carry around. This is ideal if you want to share your pictures with friends or simply have a neat little place to save all your files. I have been using this on a regular basis for a year now and will no doubt continue to do so whenever I want to easily transport information between two computers or of course back up all my files. If you are looking for a good quality pen drive at an affordable price then you can't go far wrong with this one.
Summary: A Good Memory Stick
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