SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB USB Stick Review

Storage/Other by jmke @ 2008-06-06

SanDisk is known for their digital storage solutions, today we take a look at their compact 4Gb Cruzer Micro USB stick which sports a retractable USB connector and promises speedy transfer speeds.

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Introduction & Specs


If you ever owned a digital camera chances are you have heard of SanDisk. They specialize in memory cards in all sizes, formats and speeds. It’s no surprise then that SanDisk also has a healthy lineup of USB memory sticks.

Today we take a closer look at the new Cruzer Micro USB drive, which has received a major overhaul compared to the old generation.

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Inside the flashy red retail package you’ll find an instruction manual, a 50 download voucher for free music, the Cruzer Micro has a small application installed called “U3” which is works as a self-contained launch-pad under Windows 2000 (SP4+) and Windows XP. You get a nice start menu at the right side next to the system clock; you can take applications and their data with you wherever you go. By default you get Skype and McAfee AV (30-day trial) preinstalled as well as their in-house password manager utility. You can also create a password protected area on the USB stick where you can safely store documents.

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While the U3 launch pad application is certainly a very nice added value, there are free-ware alternatives like MojoPac which will let you run a complete WinXP OS on your USB stick to take with you, also password protected.


From their product page we gathered the following details on the Cruzer Micro USB Stick:

  • Capacities: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
  • Dimensions: 7.94mm x 20.6mm x 57.15mm (D x W x L)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports)
  • Retractable USB connector
  • Brilliant amber LED
  • U3 smart enabled (On Win2000 SP4+ and XP only!)
  • 2 Year Warranty

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