SANDISK CRUZER MICRO 8Gb U3 READYBOOST - £16.17 Delivered @ Amazon !!! - HotUKDeals
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Product Description: SanDisk Cruzer Micro - USB flash drive - 8 GB
Product Type: USB flash drive
Storage Capacity: 8 GB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Enclosure Colour: Black
Software Included: CruzerSync, Skype, SignUpShield, avast!
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows Vista
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#1
http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/sandisk-cruzer-8gb.jpg
#2
Be wary of this one. It look impressive, but in reality build quality is questionable and is actually slower than my previous Cruzer micro to load application off the stick.
Quite a dissapointment for me. No hot or cold vote from me.
#3
These are fine. I've got one swinging around on my car keys and have no build qaulity issues at all.
#4
I had three already and they are great. Best USB stick I ever had. Did not notice being too slow, performs ok to me for a USB device.
#5
I bought one of these from play.com when they was £17.99 a few week back, the first one came, removed the U3 **** and formatted it, and it would not work!, the light just kept flashing and fading, the stick would just connect and reconnect to windows all the time as if your where taking it out and putting back in, sent it back for a exchange and the second one did exactly the same, so got a refund.

Tried it on 4 computers and a couple of mates laptops, so it wasnt anything i was doing.

It's put me off sandisk now, just bought a corsair survivor 8gb and this is miles faster at data transfer, only cost me a tenner more but it's 100% more durable.
#6
blackster;2270950
I bought one of these from play.com when they was £17.99 a few week back, the first one came, removed the U3 **** and formatted it, and it would not work!, the light just kept flashing and fading, the stick would just connect and reconnect to windows all the time as if your where taking it out and putting back in, sent it back for a exchange and the second one did exactly the same, so got a refund.

Tried it on 4 computers and a couple of mates laptops, so it wasnt anything i was doing.

It's put me off sandisk now, just bought a corsair survivor 8gb and this is miles faster at data transfer, only cost me a tenner more but it's 100% more durable.

Strange, as I did the same thing as you, removed U3 and reformatted it, and it works flawlessly for me.
#7
sale;2270980
Strange, as I did the same thing as you, removed U3 and reformatted it, and it works flawlessly for me.


I can only think that play had a bad batch of them. :)
#8
blackster;2271044
I can only think that play had a bad batch of them. :)

Most likely, also maybe I should have mentioned that I bought mine from Amazon. :)
#9
Ordered this couple of days back.. and posted an update in previous thread which had £17.99 >>http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/190431/showpost.php?p=2262239&postcount=57 !!

Was thinking to post a new thread.. didn't want to as a thread already existed.. so updated it.. anyways thx for re-posting it!

Cheers!
#10
blackster
I bought one of these from play.com when they was £17.99 a few week back, the first one came, removed the U3 **** and formatted it, and it would not work!, the light just kept flashing and fading, the stick would just connect and reconnect to windows all the time as if your where taking it out and putting back in, sent it back for a exchange and the second one did exactly the same, so got a refund.

Tried it on 4 computers and a couple of mates laptops, so it wasnt anything i was doing.

It's put me off sandisk now, just bought a corsair survivor 8gb and this is miles faster at data transfer, only cost me a tenner more but it's 100% more durable.



Sounds like the drive got corrupted when it was writing data to it or you pulled it out of the usb port when the light was flashing….. either way this can destroy all of the data on it and make the drive unreadable in almost any pc, even though some might see ‘something’ plugged in.

You should in these cases right click on the ‘My computer’ icon on your desk-top and then select ‘manage’. You should then see the various devices plugged in to your pc, including the flash drive (make sure its plugged in !). Select the flash drive and activate / enable the device – and this should providing it has not been totally killed let your computer find the device…. but all the data on it before will be lost as it normally need formatting before you can use it.
#11
Very plasticky but does the job.
#12
Good price for an 8Gb. I bought my 4Gb a few months ago from Costco for the same price.
#13
Ive got the 4gb metal one and its wicked, been on keys for over a year now.
#14
ukbill69
Ive got the 4gb metal one and its wicked, been on keys for over a year now.


The metal one is alot more sturdy.
#15
The price on ebay is more than 16.99.

BTW, Is this item completely brand new from amazon?
#16
ZerocoolJ;2276076
Sounds like the drive got corrupted when it was writing data to it or you pulled it out of the usb port when the light was flashing….. either way this can destroy all of the data on it and make the drive unreadable in almost any pc, even though some might see ‘something’ plugged in.

You should in these cases right click on the ‘My computer’ icon on your desk-top and then select ‘manage’. You should then see the various devices plugged in to your pc, including the flash drive (make sure its plugged in !). Select the flash drive and activate / enable the device – and this should providing it has not been totally killed let your computer find the device…. but all the data on it before will be lost as it normally need formatting before you can use it.


as i said in one of my past posts i'm pretty sure it was a bad batch, it was nothing i did wrong, i didn't pull it out of the usb port while it was reading or writing (only a fool would do such a thing)

it was tested on a number of desktops and laptops (inc a mac) and they all had the same problem with it.

nuff said
#17
netwalker
The price on ebay is more than 16.99.

BTW, Is this item completely brand new from amazon?


Is there a difference between 'brand new' and 'completely brand new'? :whistling:
#18
only £14.69 from PC WORLD using the price match + 10% if u can find stock locally, and some quidco too for reserve & collect !

amazon price would be better if u still have your voucher:thumbsup:
#19
blackster
as i said in one of my past posts i'm pretty sure it was a bad batch, it was nothing i did wrong, i didn't pull it out of the usb port while it was reading or writing (only a fool would do such a thing)

it was tested on a number of desktops and laptops (inc a mac) and they all had the same problem with it.

nuff said


If you read what was written, then you will appreciate that I never stated that you specifically did anything such as pull it out ! A system glitch could have as easily done the same thing - it has the same effect ! Either way these are POTENTIAL causes rather than accusations !

Again if you read what was written, when this happens it can disable the drive making it [B]useless on any pc [/B]until it is reactivated, assuming it has not been killed, which can happen. Granted a flawed unit could be to blame, and is more likely to kill a flash drive in this case, but they are quite hardy things normally so can often be fixed and recativated - thats why they are used in black-box fight recorders.

If you wish to be rude and shun any help freely given please find another forum ! Thank-you
#20
as mentioned by martyj999 you can get it cheaper at a local PC WORLD if you print off the amazon advert and take it to the store as they will price match amazon etc.

i have the cruzor micro 8gb and the speeds are OK (6mb/s write speed) but if your buying it for multimedia usage then i would recommend the sandisk cruzor contour as it has faster speeds (18mb/s write speed) and is around £30.
#21
Hot.

Thanks, just requested the difference from Amazon.
#22
I have bought 4GB one for the same price long time ago and I must say these are really good. I have 'almost' broke them twice by bending it with my knee while plugged. The USB connector is not so straight anymore but it still works :D The speed is fine for me, I use it alot and really recommend it. Maybe I will go for the 8GB one.
#23
How do you request the difference on amazon?
#24
ZerocoolJ;2276654
If you read what was written, then you will appreciate that I never stated that you specifically did anything such as pull it out ! A system glitch could have as easily done the same thing - it has the same effect ! Either way these are POTENTIAL causes rather than accusations !

Again if you read what was written, when this happens it can disable the drive making it [B]useless on any pc [/B]until it is reactivated, assuming it has not been killed, which can happen. Granted a flawed unit could be to blame, and is more likely to kill a flash drive in this case, but they are quite hardy things normally so can often be fixed and recativated - thats why they are used in black-box fight recorders.

If you wish to be rude and shun any help freely given please find another forum ! Thank-you


Well excuse me!

Quote : If you read what was written, then you will appreciate that I never stated that you specifically did anything such as pull it out !

Oh really! then what's this? : "Sounds like the drive got corrupted when it was writing data to it or you pulled it out of the usb port when the light was flashing"

How dare you call me rude!, i wasn't even being rude with my reply

I never asked for your help anyway, or was ASKING for help in the first place.
#25
Boing
How do you request the difference on amazon?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/39268/amazon-price-drop-policy-get-the-di
#27
Well, a very good deal seeming that I bought a 4GB version of this for £15 from Amazon in January. In my opinion, this is probably the best USB Pen Drive. Great Quality and it comes with a load of handy applications and features, though it can be uninstalled or be used only when you need it (i.e. turning off auto run for the programs).
#28
Has anyone used the Readyboost function on these and, if so, can you please comment on how effective it is?
I am considering purchasing this only for this function, so I am just interested in picking up a few details first.
I will of course reward you for your troubles...;-)
1 Like #29
Readyboost only really is any use if you're running vista with 512MBs-1GB of RAM. Any more RAM than that and the benefit is minimal at best.

Given these cost £20 ish and you can get another 2Gigs of DDR2 RAM for similar money, the latter is a far better investment.
#30
blackster
Well excuse me!

Quote : If you read what was written, then you will appreciate that I never stated that you specifically did anything such as pull it out !

Oh really! then what's this? : "Sounds like the drive got corrupted when it was writing data to it or you pulled it out of the usb port when the light was flashing"

How dare you call me rude!, i wasn't even being rude with my reply

I never asked for your help anyway, or was ASKING for help in the first place.


calm down girls
#31
Minstadave
Readyboost only really is any use if you're running vista with 512MBs-1GB of RAM. Any more RAM than that and the benefit is minimal at best.

Given these cost £20 ish and you can get another 2Gigs of DDR2 RAM for similar money, the latter is a far better investment.


Cheers :thumbsup: I don't need it then - i already have 2 Gigs.

Rep for you...:whistling:
#32
What's the transfer speed like on these?

I would rather paid an extra quid and get the PNY 8Gb Attache Optima stick that does read/write at 25/10 mbps.
#33
steve258
What's the transfer speed like on these?

I would rather paid an extra quid and get the PNY 8Gb Attache Optima stick that does read/write at 25/10 mbps.


They're pretty slow iirc.

http://www.pendrivereviews.com/4gb-sandisk-cruzer-micro/
#34
I bought this ages ago and it's doin pretty well, looks really cool. Does feel flimsy, and can be a bit annoying to push into some slots cus you've gotta keep your finger on the lever to keep the connector out, but other than that, I've had no problems, despite my laptop power going during operation a couple of times.

What I wanna know is, when is the 128GB version coming out? Come on Sandisk!
#35
After reading some of the posts on build quality - Anyone found a good price on the titanium version for the 8GB version? :whistling:
#36
These Drives Are Good. To avoid any issues Reformat the Drive to get rid of the U3 Ready boost software. Its that software that has a lot of issues and bugs and causes the drive to crash and become unstable or even corrupt the data. Once that is done it should be a hassle free flashdrive and quite a reliable one at that. Voted hot
#37
I already have this - Paid a lot more for it mind... But at this price how could you say no? Very fast, very reliable and very cheap now too! Good find! I think I'll get another! Heat Added!
#38
great find! thanks...ordered mine with my £15 gift certificate ;-)
#39
Ordered one on 12 Jun, Delivery estimate: 20 Jun 2008 - 26 Jun 2008

How long will it take until you get your item? Thanks.
#40
Just ordered one using the gift cert. for £14.49 result!

£49.99 on Play.com
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3435681/Sandisk-Cruzer-Micro-U3-USB-Flash-Drive-8GB/Product.html

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