SanDisk Cruzer Titanium (512MB, silver)
Manufacturer: SanDisk Part number: SDCZ3-512-A10
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CNET editors' review
price range: $66.54
- Reviewed by: Justin Jaffe
- Edited by: Justin Jaffe
- Reviewed on: 06/24/2004
- Released on: 05/03/2004
The good: Syncs with Outlook; comes preloaded with password protection and backup utilities; extremely durable.
The bad: None.
The bottom line: SanDisk's Cruzer Titanium delivers a trinity of useful utilities and superior durability at a competitive price per megabyte.
KNOW THIS B4 U BUY ...
Pros: 1 - Excellent Design 2 - Price dropped significantly (since original release) 3 - Software included: Encryption option, outlook synchronization, backup option. (Note: Some of the software is trial) 4 - Titanium finish, impact resistant (up to 2000 lbs.)
Cons: For a flash drive that claims to be high-speed, it hasn't worked on any of the 5 computers USB 2.0 ports. Ironically, I have a USB Extension 1.1 & USB Hub (also 1.1) and it will only work perfectly in USB 1.1 mode. BTW, it hates the front USB hookup
47 out of 50 users found this user opinion helpful.
Tough. but picky...
by DevilDoginthemud on April 9, 2005
Pros: Fast. Tough as Nails. Great slide feature. Nice Blue Light.
Cons: Picky about power!! High Pitch whine.
Summary: I am in the military currently serving in Iraq. I am overall happy with the drive. It is able to withstand the harsh environment (although i need to blow the ...
Summary: I am in the military currently serving in Iraq. I am overall happy with the drive. It is able to withstand the harsh environment (although i need to blow the sand out of the slide all too often.) It has very fast transfer rates, when it works it's GREAT. Just recently i was in a humvee that exploded and i was thrown from the rear seat. and myself and thr drive took a REALLY good tumble. didnt think the drive would withstand the blast and the ensuing beating it took. But after wiping it down and blowing out ..... i plugged it and work liked a charm.
That being said. The drive seems to be very picky about where it's plugged into and not all usb ports are equal. when it doesnt power up, i hear a high pitch whine. normally when i plug the drive into a USB hub it works almost always too. When i REPEATLY attempt to insert it and take it out sometimes it will power up. so i have to gamble. but when it works its an AWESOME drive that's tough enough to survive these conditions.
31 out of 34 users found this user opinion helpful.
Nice case, died in 4 days
Pros: Nice shiny case, did a great job of not letting the memory inside get crushed.
Cons: The key died while using it with Quicken. Tech support said I was the 3rd to have that happen -- "You can't use it with Quicken!". Oh, sorry, didn't realize flash drives couldn't be used with FILES...
24 out of 26 users found this user opinion helpful.
I've had 2 that failed
Pros: looks good, fast, neat access to connection
Cons: My first one broke so that the exposed connector would not 'lock' open and took 2 hands to insert, my second one is so loose fitting that the connection is rarely established (=not recognized). Don't recommend this usb at all!
10 out of 11 users found this user opinion helpful.
Not durable at all.
Pros: cool looking
Cons: slider mechanism not durable at all. I owned this for less than a month and the slider failed with very light use. Now the plug falls out of the protective housing and is vulnerable to damage. Additionally, this greatly complcates plugging it in since you
8 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
A sheep in wolf's clothing
by pmel on December 22, 2005
Pros: Convenient sync software; durable case
Cons: Drive itself is not durable
Summary: Simply put, this drive performs very well, as the CNET reviewers suggest, but it is *not* -- repeat *not*-- durable. It's ironic that they decided to house this ...
Summary: Simply put, this drive performs very well, as the CNET reviewers suggest, but it is *not* -- repeat *not*-- durable. It's ironic that they decided to house this feeble drive in a veritable coat of armor. My wife and I went through *three* drives in less than three months. We own other USB flash drives and have never faced data loss or drive crashes. In brief, our recommendation is that you stay away.
7 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
A drive well worth the money
by hmaliks on May 5, 2005
Pros: Nice Utilties, design and performance
Cons: Keychain ring a little difficult to come up
Summary: After a lot of research I was stuck between Cruzer Titanium and Apacer Handy Steno HT203. My main preference was performance and design. Both of these flash drives are great ...
Summary: After a lot of research I was stuck between Cruzer Titanium and Apacer Handy Steno HT203. My main preference was performance and design. Both of these flash drives are great in terms of no issues of losing caps. Titanium was a bit expensive but finally I got a very good deal at staples and bought it out for $40. Some users expreienced some issues that I didn't, mainly 1)It worked for me in all USB ports for my computer (I have front ones too), 2) As per arstechnica.com this drive is not bootable, but I was able to make it bootable and was able to boot. I used the known HP utiltiy; you do need a version of DOS so do make a DOS diskette handy, 3) Although the included software for synch and backup was trial initially, Sandisk has made it free and full functional in the new version for Cruzer titanium drives and believe me all three included utilities are worth the money. Moreover the software can also sych files and folders other than outlook in new version. 4) The drive never heated up as some reviwers experienced. The included keychain was a bit difficult to stuck in and I did scratch the drive a bit while doing that. Performance wise the drive ran three times faster on my machine compared to my friend's 1GB Apacer Handy Steno HT203. I cannot comment on the reliability of the drive as its too early for me, but you do get 5 years of warranty. Overall I am happy.
6 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
Pros: Good fast device
Cons: rushed out and bought a Cruzer Titanium for a number of reasons. I needed a new USB key and I was attracted to the included software. I liked having security since it's easy to lose these devices like I did my last one and I also liked having onboard so
7 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
Best USB Drive So Far
by kpmosi on June 6, 2005
Pros: Love the no cap required Feature
Cons: Price Point compared to similar capacity drives
Summary: Best USB drive I have used till this date. It out lasted my other 5 drives in durability and it survived my 2-year-old “Bite Test” (only one that survived). Write ...
Summary: Best USB drive I have used till this date. It out lasted my other 5 drives in durability and it survived my 2-year-old “Bite Test” (only one that survived). Write and Read speeds are great. Solid performer!
5 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
Wrecked CD ROM drive-Beware
by Fire1946 on June 10, 2005
Pros: Fast and easy transfer of data
Cons: Horrible tech support
Summary: I have used the USB stick to transfer data from one of my laptops (Gateway with XP Home) to my other laptop (HP Omnibook 6100 with XP Pro). After having ...
Summary: I have used the USB stick to transfer data from one of my laptops (Gateway with XP Home) to my other laptop (HP Omnibook 6100 with XP Pro). After having inserting the USB stick on my HP and the transfer of data it changed my drives out of the blue: USB became D (instead of E or F) and the CD ROM drive D became an inaccessible DVD drive under E. System restore did not remedy it and San Disk "Tech support" on the Internet is a better joke and on the phone they make lousy excuses with even lamer comparisions and contends that the CD ROM broke (suddenly???) and I would have to contact the manufacturer of the CD ROm drive; thus deny any responsiblity whatsoever! Stay away from these guys!Updated
I had used this Flash Drive and was not too happy with it. At one time it screwed my USB ports up at my HP laptop. Tech support was the pitts. As the instructions are not too clear, I was of the opinion that one can transfer data from Outlook to another computer with this Flash Dive; one can only use the Flash Drive to back the data up; why one can not transfer these data to another computer is beyond me?!
10 out of 19 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: SanDisk
- Part number: SDCZ3-512-A10
- Description: Cruzer Titanium is an exceptionally stylish, extremely rugged and incredibly fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash drive, designed to withstand harsh working environments and operating conditions, and physically protect the valuable data of business and power users. Cruzer Titanium is virtually indestructible, featuring a titanium-coated metal casing for unprecedented durability. The SanDisk Cruzer Titanium is one of the fastest USB flash drives on the market with a write speed rating of 13 megabytes (MB) per second and a read speed of 15MB per second.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type USB flash drive
- Storage Capacity 512 MB
- Compatibility Non-specific
- Compatibility Mac ,
- Interface Type USB 2.0
- Included Accessories Pocket clip ,
- Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
Software / System Requirements
- OS Required Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP ,
Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later ,
Apple MacOS 9.1 or later
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 0.8 in
- Depth 2.9 in
- Height 0.3 in
Expansion / Port(s) Required
- Required slot None