Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 2GB USB U3 Flash DriveSagittaria - December 2, 2006
Installation continuedBy now you are probably wondering how this all works. Well, the U3 control panel appears on the taskbar. All you need to do is click on the icon, and the controls pop up. As you can see, everything is self-explanatory. Programs are on the left, and you simply click on one to start. You can also set up password protection, so that the entire drive cannot be accessed without the password, which is a very nice feature. A huge icon is in place, so that you can download your programs from the U3 database. The entire menu is very user friendly. When downloading or installing a program, all you need to do is click once on the program of your choice.. That’s right. One mouse-click. The wizard does it all for you!
I really want to touch base on the CruzerSync program. This program is truly magnificent. You first set a login and password. Next, you select the folders you want to backup. I chose several of the ‘My Documents’ folders to save, but you can also backup your e-mail, contacts, and bookmarks, from all major programs. Once you have all of these set, it will actually encrypt them onto the drive, which only took 5 minutes for ~300MB of files. Afterwards, each time you log into CruzerSync, it will synchronize all changes to the selected folders and programs. This means you can browse the files later on, or restore them if you wish. A very handy and secure program!
Of course, this can still be used as a regular flash drive. If you do not want the U3 software, you can delete the files. I highly advise against that, as you will be effectively shooting yourself in the foot. The U3 technology is absolutely amazing! The U3 preloaded software only takes up about 50MB anyway, and is hidden in a separate folder. Also, here is a picture of the Avast! Anti-Virus running from the drive.
Amazing right? Let’s see what speeds are like!