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SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB U3 Readyboost Flash Drive £9.99 @ Amazon
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB U3 Readyboost Flash Drive £9.99 @ Amazon

SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB U3 Readyboost Flash Drive £9.99 @ Amazon

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Product Features

* Incredibly small, portable, and smart USB flash drive
* Retractable USB port eliminates the need for caps and protects your USB connector
* Includes Skype, CruzerSync desktop synchronization, antivirus software, and SignupShield password manager
* Brilliant amber LED
* U3 Smart enabled

* 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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Link is incorrect.

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sorry, link was corrected

direct link here

amazon.co.uk/gp/…294

If you use the code LOWERVAT you save 21p so total is £9.78 if you use the code and free delivery

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Few information about U3 Smart Technology which you should know is available in your usb drive, quote from Wilipedia

"U3 is a company producing a proprietary method of auto-launching applications from specially formatted USB flash drives. Flash drives adhering to the U3 specification are termed U3 smart drives. "U3 smart drives" differ from traditional USB flash drives because they come preinstalled with the U3 Launchpad, which looks similar to the Windows OS start menu and controls program installation. The method works with recent Microsoft Windows systems only. Applications are allowed to write files or registry information to the host computer, but this information must be removed when the flash drive is ejected. Customizations and settings are instead stored with the application on the flash drive.

Microsoft and Sandisk are working on a successor called StartKey. It should be available by the end of 2008 or early 2009"

Read more @ en.wikipedia.org/wik…/U3

my 4GB version of this survived a trip through the washing machine with no problems, and wasn't much more expensive at the time than this is now

ordered this from play yesterday at same price and it came today, seems like a good drive :thumbsup: heated

Ordered one cheers mate..

Got this from Amazon last month for 9.77, but basically anything Sandisk & 8 GB under a tenner is a steal!
I do find the luminous orange glowing slightly off putting though!

lamphan;3603291

Few information about U3 Smart Technology which you should know is … Few information about U3 Smart Technology which you should know is available in your usb drive, quote from Wilipedialled StartKey. It should be available by the end of 2008 or early 2009"


Useful to know too that U3 can be easily removed if not required.

I don't need an 8gb drive for storage as already have the titanium one of this....

However, is it worth leaving one of there plugged in and utilising this readboost caper, or is it not worth the paper it's written on?

Always this price on Amazon but still a good deal...

The 16GB version is £16.99 at ]play

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p5x;3604187

The 16GB version is £16.99 at ]play



But it's not a readyboost one. its transfer speed is quite slow as rated

This deal was posted a few weeks ago, and hasn't changed since...

I got the 8gb version and it works a treat. Not to convinced about U3 yet, it works ok, but its a bit of a mare trying to get all the portable apps I used to use working on it.

thankfully I found a small program which converts portable app programs to U3 programs

does this transfer files quickly?

charlie12;3605194


soooo, does this transfer files quickly?

lol

theyre just numbers to me, sorry.

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ChipSticks;3605216
soooo, does this transfer files quickly?

lol

theyre just numbers to me, sorry.



let comparing,

A RAM, at 800MHz data transfer rate, that gives 51.2Gbit/second (6.4GByte/s) maximum.
A laptop HDD at 7200rpm data transfer rate is up to 150 MB/s.
The USB pen drive with 27MB/s read and 8.5MB/s write rate, for example, copying a movie with 4.7GB from HDD to your pen drive, it will take 4.7 x 1024 / 8.5 = 566 (second) = 9min 26s. If you copy the movie back to your HDD from the pen drive, it take 4.7 x 1024 / 27 = 178s = 3min.
So whether it is high or low speeed depends on your need

This micro version writes at 5 - 6 Mbytes/s so for an 8 GB would take 1600 mins to write to it or 2 and a half hour or so.. to fill it right up from nothing ...so depends on how often that you need to do this. It is the titanium one that is much faster than this micro version.

splender;3608506

This micro version writes at 5 - 6 Mbytes/s so for an 8 GB would take … This micro version writes at 5 - 6 Mbytes/s so for an 8 GB would take 1600 mins to write to it or 2 and a half hour or so.. to fill it right up from nothing ...so depends on how often that you need to do this. It is the titanium one that is much faster than this micro version.


Your figures are wrong, if it writes at 6MB/sec, it'll take 8000 / 6 = 1333 seconds (~22 minutes)

I do find the luminous orange glowing slightly off putting though!



The orange glow is "turned off" when using the U3 eject - I found it useful to just stop me pulling it out before I had saved files I was working with :thumbsup:

voted hot and i would buy this if only my 2gb version didn't break last week after owning it for only 8 months. i have decided to stay a a second one

Just ordered one, thanks.

Readyboost then, worth the paper it's written on or not, anyone have experience of using it?

Original Poster

gogboy;3625879

Readyboost then, worth the paper it's written on or not, anyone have … Readyboost then, worth the paper it's written on or not, anyone have experience of using it?



en.wikipedia.org/wik…ost here readyboost was quite detailed as well as it shows you how to do.

I'm looking for peoples personal experience rather than the black and white, my car manual tells me I should get 45mpg if I drive textbook, not always the case.

So does anyone have any experience on this particular drive used for the purpose of readboost and if so if it worth it or marginal.

Thanks
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