Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 2GB USB U3 Flash DriveSagittaria - December 2, 2006
Category: Storage / Hard Drives
IntroductionThis isn’t just any ordinary flash drive. In fact, it not only holds 2GBs of data, it also houses U3 software. What is ‘U3’, you might ask? Well, have you ever wanted to carry around all your personal programs and preferences, or even your wallpaper, to take to a work, or friend’s computer? Well this flash drive can do that, and so much more, all in a super heavy-duty case!
Sandisk is a very well known name, selling in countless stores worldwide. Established in 1988, Sandisk has grown into one of the world’s largest flash memory manufacturers. They have pioneered the flash memory front with 315 US patents, and rights to manufacture any flash format there is.
Closer LookThe drive comes in the thick plastic as usual, which you have probably seen before. As you can see, it comes with a movable connector, which means no more cumbersome caps to worry about. I noticed too on the label, that Sandisk states the drive can withstand up to 2,000 pounds of crushing force!
It comes packed with a black, Sandisk necklace, which has a nice latch - not the cheap key ring style. It also comes with a metal clip, multi-lingual instruction guide, and a paper from Sandisk, advertising the rest of their products. It also comes with a free Skype voucher (a temporary offer), which is included on the U3 flash drive. You are probably curious about what exactly ‘U3’ is right now (I didn’t know either at this point), but you will find out more later on.
The drive itself is heavy, and has a thick metal shell, encasing the entire drive. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say I could probably take a hammer to it - literally (don’t try and test my theory!). It is, however, a little bit larger than the average flash drive. The connector is moved easily by a hard plastic slide, with a very smooth pushing action. The clip rather annoyed me, as it is supposed to slide in, but during the process, you can scratch the glossy side. Once it is in, the clip won’t be going anywhere for a while, as it is a genuine pain to take out.
With only a couple sentences on installation, let’s see what happens when we plug her in.