Product Type: Sandisk Flash Drive
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A Slice Of Memory
Sandisk Cruzer Slice 8GB
Member Name: cazkins
Sandisk Cruzer Slice 8GB
Advantages: Funky design, sturdy & useful design (no cap), good price for 8GB
Disadvantages: None for me
I've got a couple of USB drives because they're so handy, and I often end up leaving one or two at my boyfriend's house with stuff on, so they're good to have around. The SanDisk Cruzer Slice is my favourite of the 4 I have, and the largest at 8GB, which is just enough for what I want it for.
SanDisk are renowned for memory storage so it's a brand I feel confident in producing quality products that are effective and reliable. There are so many flash drives available with different memory sizes, so it does depend on what your needs are. For me, 8GB is more than enough for bits & bobs, but it gives that bit of extra leeway should you want to store more.
The Cruzer Slice is a neat black USB flash drive, or pen drive, depending on what you want to call it. It's small and weighs in at only 18g, so it's highly portable but not as tiny as some I've seen so it shouldn't blow away in the wind like a piece of dust either! To one edge is a red lever type thing, which you push up in order to push out the USB interface. I like this because it keeps the device safe, knowing you won't snap the important metal part off, without having to worry about losing a lid.
The overall design is quite simple, yet quirky as I hadn't seen a USB with the 'slice' design before. It's easy to use and I haven't noticed any problems with the sliding mechanism. The black and red colour scheme makes it stand out, and whilst it's still a plastic piece of tech, it nonetheless looks quite smart and not tacky.
The interface itself is the standard 2.0 USB, suitable for many products including most laptop, desktop and TV USB slots. Both uploading and downloading on to / from the USB is very straightforward and quick; no disk is required, it is a simple drag and drop mechanism, allowing you to choose exactly what you want to do and being able to do it in seconds depending on the file size. Obviously larger things take longer, but I've found this USB to be quite efficient and thus far reliable too, with no problems to report.
Overall, I would recommend this for it's attractive black and red appearance, it's lightweight and portable design, and it's storage capacity at a good price.
RRP £22, sells for around £8 (check Amazon, MyMemory, Play.com for some bargains)
Summary: A useful little USB with looks & functionality
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