SanDisk Cruzer (4 GB) USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ36-004G-A11)

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proprietory software, no documentation

Sep 3, 2009
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Pros:Inexpensive, reputable name brand.

Cons:inconvenient design, stupid software.

The Bottom Line: There are other brands on the market that don't make you jump through these stupid hoops. Avoid this one.


We bought a few of these for my office. On the packaging is says: "Easy to use" and "Ideal for Video." Great. You can put video onto it. And, it's easy to use. Well, how hard can a thumb drive be to use?

The first complication is that the thumb-slider makes it awkward to plug into a USB port if there's another connector next to it. But if you're adept, you can do it.
The second complication is -- surprise! You can't copy files on to it! Hah!

See, it comes with a program called U3 installed. This enables you to install U3-compatible programs onto the drive, and then you can plug it onto a computer and use them. Firefox, for instance. Go to www.u3.com for a list of programs that are supported.

That's very nice, but what they DON'T tell you, until you call tech support and spell your name, email address, and phone number to a technician, is that you can't use the drive as a drive until you ERASE the U3 program first. You probably think there'd be a readme file on the disk informing you, or small print someplace on the packaging. You'd be wrong.
You need to run the uninstall program and delete the U3 program entirely, and format the drive, THEN you can use it as a drive. You can't use the U3 program, however, because it's gone.


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