Cruzer

Posted by: DT  :  Category: SanDisk

The SanDisk Cruzer is quite a flagship sailing the flash drive market and definitely for the company itself. Maybe SanDisk had a premonition when adapting the Cruzer moniker as that sailing proved to be steadfast and smooth. It’s no wonder since all the Cruzer models share qualities such as:

- high-speed performance
- SecureAccess software (included or for download):
~ Private vault
~ Password protection
~ 128-bit AES encryption
~ up to 2GB secure online backup (optional)
-
U3 technology
- CruzerSync
(software synchronizing your outlook and personal files)
- data retention of up to 10 years
- LED indicator
- 2-5 year warranty

Now, let’s cruze through the various designs and their more specific traits.

Cruzer
Cruzer Micro
Cruzer Micro Skin
Cruzer Mini
Cruzer Contour
Cruzer Enterprise
Cruzer Professional
Cruzer Profile

SanDisk Cruzer:

2 Cruzer Memory Sticks, one with retracted USB connector

Black & White Slide: SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive (@ black logo)

or (black3)


Specs:

- Black plastic case, red USB interface
- retractable USB connector via white slider on top
- 4 – 32GB
- Orange LED light (Amber)
- Length x width x height: 58.4 x 20.3 x 10.1 mm
- Weight: 9.92g



Cruzer Micro:

5 Cruzer Micro Memory Sticks in Black, Purple, White, Red and Blue

Color Slide: Cruzer Micro Flash Drives (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)


Specs:

- Plastic case
- retractable USB connector via white slider on top
- Available in 4 colors: Blue, Red, Silver, White, Purple and Black.
- 512MB – 16GB
- Orange LED light (Amber)
- Rear keychain ring
- Length x width x height: 57.15 x 20.6 x 7.94 mm
- Weight: 5g



Cruzer Micro Skin:

Cruzer Micro Skin Memory Stick beside Pink and Blue Cap

Skin & Tones: SanDisk Cruzer Micro Skin (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)


Specs:

- White metal body with skin case
- Clear case and cap, in different colors
- 256MB – 8GB
- Green LED light
- Rear keychain ring
- Length x width x height: 57.15 x 20.6 x 7.94 mm
- Weight: 5g



Cruzer Mini:

Cruzer Mini Memory Stick beside Blue, White and Yellow Cap

Skinny: SanDisk Cruzer Mini Flash Drive (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)


Specs:

- Silver or black plastic case
- Clear caps in different colors (white, blue and green)
- 128MB – 4GB
- Software based encryption (CruzerLock)
- Green LED light
- Neck strap included
- Length x width x height: 2.8 x 0.8 x 0.3 inches
- Weight: 0.4 ounces



Extreme Cruzer Contour:

Cruzer Contour Memory Stick in 5 stages of revealing and concealing the USB connector

On the Slide: SanDisk Cruzer Contour (@ black logo)

or (black3)


Specs:

- Glossy black metal case
- concealable USB connector through sliding silver frame
- 4 – 32GB
- Ultra fast speed: 25 MB/s read & 18 MB/s write
- Hardware-based encryption (AES standard)
- Blue LED light illuminating the Cruzer logo
- Lifetime limited warranty
- Length x width x height: 72.90 x 23.62 x 10.16mm
- Weight: 29g



Cruzer Enterprise:

Cruzer Enterprise Memory Stick with Cap to the left

To safely go where no one has gone before: Cruzer Enterprise (@ black logo)

or (black3)


Specs:

- Black plastic case with rear keychain hole
- Cap with clip (attachable to clothes or bags)
- 1 – 8GB
- Ultra fast speed: 24 MB/s read & 20 MB/s write
- Mandatory access control (FIPS 140-2 level 2)
- Hardware-based encryption (AES 256)
- CMC server software (Central Management and Control)
- Rear blue LED light
- Length x width x height: 3 x 0.75 x 0.45 inches
- Weight: 0.12 lbs



Cruzer Professional:Cruzer Professional Memory Stick with Cap on

Light Enterprise: SanDisk Cruzer Professional Flash Drive (@ black logo)

or (black3)


Specs:

- Silver plastic case with rear keychain hole
- Cap with clip (attachable to clothes or bags)
- 1 – 8GB
- Ultra fast speed: 24 MB/s read & 20 MB/s write
- Hardware-based encryption (AES 256)
- Rear blue LED light
- Length x width x height: 3 x 0.75 x 0.45 inches
- Weight: 0.12 lbs



Cruzer Profile:

Cruzer Profile Memory Stick with Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

Pro-Filing with your Fingerprint: SanDisk Cruzer Profile (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)

Specs:

- White plastic case on black fingerprint scanner
- Secure, biometric fingerprint access
- Fingerprint module contains cap
- 512MB – 1GB
- Software-based encryption (CruzerLock)
- PocketCache software (for back-up)
- No U3
- Dual LED (one for activity, one for access)
- Includes video instructions
- Length x width x height: 2.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 0.8 ounce


Although this is quite a lot already the Cruzer series doesn’t stop here. Later I will bring to you Cruzer memory sticks with stylish extra kicks.

As for the ones listed here: what probably speaks most for them is their strong performance and extreme durability. Believe it or not, I’ve actually come across several users on twitter who accidentally had their SanDisk Cruzer in the laundry. And in every single case the drive was still working fine afterwards. To me that was pretty mind-boggling. Especially the fact that of all brands, it’s the Cruzer ending up in the washing machine! Could it have something to do with its namesake and its association with water?


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72 Responses to “Cruzer”

  1. Matt @ Essays Says:

    Great stuff! Thank you Dennis for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here. This article will help me to choose and purchase SanDisk Cruzer flash drive.

  2. Terry @ Earbud reviews Says:

    What’s the difference between USB memory sticks and flash drives, or are they basically the same thing? I need to buy something to back up files on my laptop but aren’t sure what’s the best option to go for.

    Any tips are appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Terry.

  3. DT Says:

    There is no difference, Terry. ‘USB memory sticks’ is just another term for USB flash drives. The first is preferred by the British language while the latter is favored by Americans. You can see my ‘magic memory’ post for more name variations.

    As for tips, well it all depends on what you want to go for – high capacity, fast transfer rate, sturdiness etc etc. Just take a look around at the different brands and models I have blogged about. Just so you know though, the Cruzer would already be a good bet. ;-)

  4. mary @ handbags Says:

    Had several of these in the past and found myself losing the caps. The ones with the usb connector that flicks out avoids the need for a cap.

  5. Bağlama Büyüsü Says:

    Had several of these in the past and found myself losing the caps. The ones with the usb connector that flicks out avoids the need for a cap.

  6. Admin @ Tendances de mode Says:

    SanDisk is a really good brand, i recommand it warmly !

  7. jedd @ free essays Says:

    I would rather choose quality over quantity. There are USB’s which are less in price but the quality is questionable. SanDisk seems to be a quality end.

  8. dueffler @ job jena Says:

    In the past I´ve made really good experiences with sticks like these. It´s really great stuff…

  9. Admin @ Poker Chairs Says:

    Sandisk brand is a high quality products. I have a USB before I compared it to other USB and Sandisk is really amazing.
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  10. Terry @ dining tables Says:

    SanDisk is an excellent make – in fact I would say possibly the best!

  11. Admin @ Uggs Store Says:

    Great stuff! Thank you Dennis for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here. This article will help me to choose and purchase SanDisk Cruzer flash drive.

  12. Gail @ enterprise backup software Says:

    Scan Disk has proven it’s good quality for so many years. Heard a lot of positive feedback about it and even proved myself. You need to chose the best usb that can store big file and would last for many years. Scan disk is a must have USB.

  13. admin @ leather briefcases Says:

    In the past I´ve made really good experiences with sticks like these. It´s really great stuff…

  14. ben @ virtual assistant Says:

    I have a Sandisk flash drive right now and it works well and it is really cool. My flash drive is password protected… the coolest flash drive I ever had. This tool is really effective in saving all my reports since I am working as a virtual assistant from a business in the US.
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  15. jec @ health insurance quotes Says:

    sandisk makes great projects i have their 32gb drive and use it for everything!
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  16. Wayne Says:

    Cruzers have long life span. I have mine for more than 2 years, and still it’s working. I also have some Kingstons but I prefer Cruzer.

  17. francois @ sample essay Says:

    so cool. i would love to have one.

  18. admin @ virtual office assistant Says:

    Memory sticks are effective nowadays. We can easily save heavy file size files.
    .-= virtual office assistant´s last blog post ..fdsgsd =-.

  19. Chris @ enterprise backup software Says:

    Whenever I ask my friends to what USB works great for them, most of them answered Scandisk.You can really trust on it because files will not be affected even if it’ll be stored for years.I believe it’s true. It’s quality is tested.:)

  20. What is U3? | Worldcup USB Flash Drives Blog Says:

    [...] its products. Actually, SanDisk is the biggest supplier of U3 memory sticks there is, including its Cruzer flash drive [...]

  21. frasi Says:

    In the past I´ve made really good experiences with sticks like these. It´s really great stuff…

  22. Cat Says:

    I have the cruzer micro, how do i back up my files on to it? thx

  23. DT Says:

    Cat,
    go to Windows Explorer (just click on a file) and make sure that you have a folders view bar (under ‘view’ in the menu). Then locate the drive letter assigned to your sandisk cruzer and then drag and drop the files you want onto that letter.

  24. Jason123 Says:

    cruizer micro is relly good flash because of its high speed!

  25. RV Says:

    Can someone tell me the difference between “Cruzer Blade USB Flash drive” and “Ultra Backup USB Flash drive”?

  26. DT Says:

    RV,
    pictures speaks louder than words. I have posts on both those flash drives, so check them out:
    SanDisk Cruzer Blade
    SanDisk Ultra Backup

  27. Jasper Santiago Says:

    DT, do you know what the old design of the cruzer looks?

    Because it is stated on the sandisk website that it is the new design.

    Thanks!

  28. DT Says:

    Jasper,
    where exactly did you read that? AFAIK, the most recent design for the regular Cruzer is the one you can see at the top of this page – according to SanDisk’s website this design is from March 2009.

  29. Jasper Santiago Says:

    I read it here: bit.ly/ah6AOK

  30. alice @ custom essays Says:

    Thank you for useful information. I didn’t even know that there is a huge variety of Cruzer memory sticks.

  31. DT Says:

    As you can see Jasper, that is the same design. Nothing has changed.

  32. larah @ essay writing help Says:

    As for me than I prefer corsar drive-flash. But Cruzer is also cool too.

  33. sweetberry @ ergonomic chairs Says:

    What’s the difference between USB memory sticks and flash drives, or are they basically the same thing?

  34. DT Says:

    Sweetberry,
    they’re the same. The only difference is that the first term is more popular in British and the latter in American English. ;)

  35. Admin @ College Term Papers Says:

    The Cruzer UBS Disk is really wounder full to have for usage. I think that this kind of USB is really good to know about and has so many things to get know about.

  36. admin @ online technical support Says:

    Nice looking USB’s but I remember reading an article about SanDisk’s plan of introducing virus-proof USB’s I’m not sure if theses are what SanDisk is talking about.

  37. jttonea @ propane fire pit Says:

    Is the maximum capacity of all flash drives 32 GB? What is so magical about 32 GB? Why can’t we have flash drives any larger, for example 1 TB? Is that too large a capacity to ask for?
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  38. DT Says:

    Jttonea,
    32GB is the highest capacity for the Cruzer flash drives. However, there’s an exception with the SanDisk Ultra Backup, which has 64GB. If you want a 1 TB flash drive you probably have to a) wait a few more years and b) have your wallet open up wide. The highest available capacity right now is 256GB and as you can see they are pretty pricey.

  39. irena @ web hosting Says:

    I think 32GB capacity is great. I have a flash drive that is only 4GB, which is not enough for my needs.
    .-= irena@web hosting´s last blog post ..Web Hosting Sitebuilders =-.

  40. Admin @ Bluelock Says:

    I really love the way the “profile” looks but it is only available in a 1G. I need at least 8G, but it just looks so cool. Maybe I’ll just get 8 of those, haha.

  41. edward @ thesis writing services Says:

    Cruzer Profile is really amazing, but as it’s only available in a 1G my choice is Cruzer Mini

  42. ShannonG Says:

    Me 4GB is enough. For the record there is enough variety of films. If you already buy as a 16GB

  43. tommy @ custom essay writing Says:

    Last week I bought SanDisk Cruzer Professional Flash Drive! Works fine!

  44. dracs @ epa dha oil Says:

    Which do you think is the best among this flash drives? I bought a 2GB Kingstone flash drive and it broke just after 1 year.

  45. DT Says:

    Dracs, personally I like the Cruzer Contour. Its hard to say whats best though as everyone has different needs and taste. Btw, when you say “it broke” did you make sure to do troubleshooting first? You may find my following post useful to fix “broken” flash drives: USB Device Not Recognized.

  46. hanna @ Novoline Says:

    I bought a Cruzer Professional for my Mac Pro but when i restart with the USB Device connected the computer hangs.

  47. DT Says:

    Hanna, please check the link right above your comment. Hope it helps!

  48. fernando @ comoeliminarlasespinillas.com Says:

    Scandisk brand is one of the flash drive products that i would prefer. I rather choose for the quality than quality. Thanks for this update.

  49. wify Says:

    I have the exact same drive in the 2GB size. It was originally formatted to FAT and I was getting exactly the same problem as you when I attempted to write files to it. Occasionally, I could write small files, but most writing caused the I/O error to occur. Thanks a lot.
    Regards

  50. asldt @ www.bookofratricks.com Says:

    Yeah really cool. I think the 32 G is optional the best!

  51. admin @ http://www.xundausb.com Says:

    Which do you think is the best among this flash drives?

  52. sdfsd Says:

    I really love the way the “profile” looks but it is only available in a 1G. I need at least 8G, but it just looks so cool. Maybe I’ll just get 8 of those, haha.

  53. DT Says:

    Thanks wify. Indeed, changing formats such as from FAT to NTFS can be a good idea – especially when dealing with MACs.

  54. DT Says:

    xundausb,
    personally I like the Contour. But that doesnt mean its necessarily the best. ;-)

  55. krisrian @ www.smallutilitytrailers.org Says:

    Ever since the coming of flash disk and other multi media storage devices. I had been using this brand as I found it much reliable than the rest of brands. Aside from that its design and color really matches my personality.

  56. Bettafish @ http://bettafishcare.us Says:

    These sticks sure have gotten way more advanced over the years, I must get me one soon, I could really use it

  57. admin @ http://rainvale.com Says:

    Technology is upgrading so fast. That’s why Flash Drive is upgrading too.

    I love to see all the photos on this blog because I could remember my very first Flash Disk.

  58. Sheri @ Coeur d’Alene Chocolates Says:

    I’ve got one of this… yehey! so nice and user friendly

  59. brien Says:

    I have a Sandisk 8GG flash drive. Because it has NO CAP over the actual USB end I am concerned about dust and other particulate. Would you give me your opinion please?

  60. anoran @ www.casinoonisac.de Says:

    Sandisk has always the cutting edge flash memories

  61. DT Says:

    What exactly do you need an opinion on, Brien? Capless flash drives are always somewhat vulnerable. Unless the USB connector is retractable – which is most convenient. After all, even if a drive has a cap the cap can get lost.

  62. sabawi @ www.kerseysabawi.com Says:

    Wow this blog is really awesome for showing different type of pen drive. I like most cruzer.Involvement of young people can be handy in this regard. I am happy to find a good post here.

  63. psdbucket Says:

    I do not like USB without cover. What happened to me is that it often breaks down – its a little vulnerable, honest. It once happened to him with car keys and went to hell the whole thing.

  64. admin @ http://austinpcexperts.com Says:

    Sandisk products are very high quality. Their memory devices are among the best.

  65. mango @ www.elite-webdesign.co.uk/ Says:

    Sandisk got very nice flash memories and also i like the different USB styles shared above.
    my cellphone also got the sandisk memory chip.
    Thanks for the share.

  66. jasmin @ www.cococontacts.com/twilight_contact_lenses.php Says:

    Is it possible to write protect a USB disk? I getting this error on my USB.

  67. Alok @ http://casino-learn.com/ Says:

    Hello i used this sandisk pendrive and i like its functioning and all… its fast and long lived..

  68. DT Says:

    Jasmin, some USB drives have write protection switches. Just switch it back to off.

  69. fashion travel @ http://bags-4-sale.com/ Says:

    I use flash drives for a long time, what would I do without my flash.

  70. apotek @ www.rumahfarmasi.net Says:

    Sandisk always my first choice since the beginning. It last very long as my backup drive.

  71. mike @ http://livesecurityplatinumremoval.net Says:

    Sandisk – the oldest and the best. I have used it for a decade and I’m very satisfied.

  72. Camella Buhangin @8 metrodavaorealty.com Says:

    I’ve never tried this brand yet but I think this one sounds durable. Thanks.

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