SanDisk 4gb Cruzer Micro U3 Smart 2.0 USB Flash Drive - £17.99 delivered @ Amazon ! - HotUKDeals
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Product Description: SanDisk Cruzer Micro - USB flash drive - 4 GB
Product Type: USB flash drive
Storage Capacity: 4 GB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Software Included: CruzerSync, Skype, SignUpShield
OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
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#1
Good price tonyd19565 :) HOT ++

Pls remember to add the price & retailer in the title.
#2
good stuff , im gonna go skint lookin at your deals mate :thumbsup:
#3
Other than being a memory stick waht's so gr8 about these?

What's U3?
#4
1303
Other than being a memory stick waht's so gr8 about these?

What's U3?


Its the model number.

Just that its small and 4gb. what else do you want????
#5
kingkano
Its the model number.


U3 is NOT the model number it's a type of Operating System that some memory sticks use to boot memory stick Applications from.

Look here for U3 to be explained :

http://www.u3.com/ :thumbsup:
#6
Will this work on Vista?
#7
excellent price for that
#8
saaya2020
Will this work on Vista?


It all depends on which version you have. Mine doesn't work :-(
#9
Good price :-)
#10
huispan
It all depends on which version you have. Mine doesn't work :-(


It DOES work with Vista but not Ready Boost!
#11
It does work with Ready Boost actually, I have it running right now quite nicely, bought from Amazon too. :thumbsup:
#12
As stated above i was correcting this post...

huispan
It all depends on which version you have. Mine doesn't work :-(


SOME versions do, some dont, its hit and miss. People may get one from the same batch as you, they may get a different one.
#13
Amazon are doing a Readyboost one, but it's £26.99 - just type in: Sandisk Cruzer Micro U3 4Gb Readyboost
#14
Just an aside and slightly off the subject, so apologies.
If you have NERO on your pc there is a nice product called InCD which makes a writable CD or DVD just like a network drive when formatted using InCD.
So, a CD becomes 700MB and a DVD 4.7GB, transportable data.
A pretty cheap 'pen drive' equivalent!
I know it doesn't slip in your top pocket quite as easily.
#15
damn it, just bought a 2GB model of this for around £14.

Excellent value for money would recommend.
#16
Nearly £6 P&P is a rip off :evil:
#17
Gazman2k
Nearly £6 P&P is a rip off :evil:


Where you getting that from?

its free delivery over £15 quid

you must be selecting a reseller :whistling:
#18
Ah I thought it might be hit and miss actually.
They probably downgraded the memory speed on this product when they made the "Ready Boost" version :(
#19
Will it work on Mac?
U3 software might not work but as such will it work as a memory with Mac?
#20
crystal
Just an aside and slightly off the subject, so apologies.
If you have NERO on your pc there is a nice product called InCD which makes a writable CD or DVD just like a network drive when formatted using InCD.
So, a CD becomes 700MB and a DVD 4.7GB, transportable data.
A pretty cheap 'pen drive' equivalent!
I know it doesn't slip in your top pocket quite as easily.


This only works when each computer you want to use (to write data to the CD) has Nero installed though, doesn't it?

Most CD burners have used the non-finaliseable option for a few years now, but each time you want to write data to the CD, you need to use the application which you first formatted the disk with, I think. Great if you just use your home computer and want to write a CD a few bits at a time, but if you use mutiple PCs it might not be such a great option.
#21
Sweetchuck
This only works when each computer you want to use (to write data to the CD) has Nero installed though, doesn't it?

Most CD burners have used the non-finaliseable option for a few years now, but each time you want to write data to the CD, you need to use the application which you first formatted the disk with, I think. Great if you just use your home computer and want to write a CD a few bits at a time, but if you use mutiple PCs it might not be such a great option.


For writing at both ends you require InCD
I use RW discs so finalising is not an issue.
As an alternative to a pen drive, it works for me.
Within the limitations, for the price of a DVD RW you have a 4.7gb 'pen drive'.
#22
crystal
Just an aside and slightly off the subject, so apologies.
If you have NERO on your pc there is a nice product called InCD which makes a writable CD or DVD just like a network drive when formatted using InCD.
So, a CD becomes 700MB and a DVD 4.7GB, transportable data.
A pretty cheap 'pen drive' equivalent!
I know it doesn't slip in your top pocket quite as easily.

InCD is simply the crappiest piece of software I ever used on a PC. I never in years of trying it out was ever able to read from a CD created by it. If Nero have actually fixed this now all well and good but it was simply a disgrace.
#23
psudz
Will it work on Mac?
U3 software might not work but as such will it work as a memory with Mac?
Yes sort of. There is an uninstaller avaoilable for the U3 crap but you need to have a PC to run it (or maybe Boot Camp?). If you don't its a pain as the U3 part keeps mounting even when you don't want it to.

You can just run as is though.
#24
crystal
For writing at both ends you require InCD
I use RW discs so finalising is not an issue.
As an alternative to a pen drive, it works for me.
Within the limitations, for the price of a DVD RW you have a 4.7gb 'pen drive'.


No good to me as only 1 of my computers has any sort of optical media drive, on the other had, they ALL have USB....
#25
I purchased one of these from Amazon last week at full price.

I requested a refund from them.

Response from amazon

"We're writing to confirm that we have processed your refund for £3.76 for "


:) :-D
#26
You need a Windows PC to remove the U3 software - it's annoying it has this software as other than that it's a good little memory stick. It's small and there's no cap to lose either as the plug slides out. It's a heck of a lot more convenient than a large DVD RW as the Cruzer can just sit clip onto your keys.

I recommend you put the memory stick in a PC you're more likely to be rebuilding as I managed to get stuck with a phantom drive on mine. I didn't spend much time looking into it as the machine was being rebuilt anyway, the memory stick works fine now. If you like the idea of U3 I recommend http://www.portableapps.com - it's free and you have the choice to use it or not.

John
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#28
Still around.. thanks to lucki for the reminder :)
#29


Hi,

I missed this deal at AMAZON as it is 4-6 weeks waiting time. I think they have run out of stock.

Thanks Tradestar !!!!! I have ordered it from Play.com ..... cant complain with Quidco Cashback :)
#30
Now this is hot! None of those silly 1GB ones for £5 for me, I wouldn't take one for £1 coz I'd have to carry around 3/4 of them!
#31
crystal
Just an aside and slightly off the subject, so apologies.
If you have NERO on your pc there is a nice product called InCD which makes a writable CD or DVD just like a network drive when formatted using InCD.
So, a CD becomes 700MB and a DVD 4.7GB, transportable data.
A pretty cheap 'pen drive' equivalent!
I know it doesn't slip in your top pocket quite as easily.


True, but not quite as convenient though!

That method could save you around £4 (CDRW vs a 1GB Flash drive from play) but would be much slower (when writing to), much larger physically, less robust (easily scratched, needs to be kept in a case making it even bigger) and on any systems you want to write more data to the disc you need to have the software installed, too! All the flash drive needs is a USB port and something later than Windows 98 (for pug'n'play).

With a 4GB flash drive vs a 4GB DVDRW/RAM the savings are greater but the same inconveniences still apply.
#32
Can anyone confirm if this works with XBMC ? (I have the 2Gb version working at moment)

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