SanDisk Cruzer Review

Although SanDisk Cruzer reviews indicate that users prefer this Cruzer flash drive over the Cruzer Edge, they also withhold an across-the-board thumbs up. The low price appeals to users who posted comments at Best Buy, while the slow speed draws protests from some. And, as with the Cruzer Edge drive, reviews grouse about the SecureAccess software, which users contend is cumbersome and unreliable. A review posted at Radio Shack, however, points out that users unhappy with the included software can simply remove it. The drive's sliding design is generally well liked and some reviews at Amazon and say Cruzer is a nice addition to their Xbox game consoles.

The SanDisk Cruzer (starting at $15, Amazon) has a retractable USB connector so there's no need for a cap. It's a USB 2.0 drive and you can find it with storage capacity of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. As noted above, the drive includes SanDisk's SecureAccess software, which proves problematic for a number of reviewers.

A decent drive that seems to be a more durable than some other inexpensive models, the Cruzer is reportedly a tad slow when moving large amounts of data. For many users, the capless design and budget price outweigh the negatives.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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