Ultra Cruzing

Posted by: DT  :  Category: SanDisk

Updated: March 20, 2011
(see SanDisk Ultra CZ45)

Holding a special place in our series on the SanDisk USB Flash Drive is the Ultra.

Available in four models and building upon the Cruzer, they share the same attributes and then some. For instance, the Cruzer Titanium boasts a hard metal casing arming it for any clash while the Ultra Backup sports a simple and efficient button to work its miracle. The Ultra CZ45 however holds the designer trophy – without neglecting vital security features. But see for yourself!

Ultra Cruzer Titanium
Ultra Cruzer Titanium Plus
Ultra Backup
CZ45 Ultra


Ultra Cruzer Titanium

2 Titanium Memory Sticks, one with retracted USB connector

Steelmate: SanDisk Titanium Flash Drive (@ logox21)

or (white logo2)


Crush-resistant liquidmetal body (silver)

Button sliding USB plug

Available in 1, 2, 4, 8 & 16GB

Reading: 15 Megabytes per second

Writing: 9 Megabytes per second

Password manager

SecureAccess (included or for download):
- Encrypted & password protected private section
- Can be backed up online (maximum 2GB)

U3 Smart (including McAfee and Skype)

Synchronization program (CruzerSync)

Works with ReadyBoost

Blue light shows active or busy

Attachment ring at the back

Measures in mm: 57,94 * 19,05 * 7,14

3,2 ounces

Retains data up to 10 years

5 year limited warranty



Ultra Cruzer Titanium Plus

2 Titanium Plus Memory Sticks, one with retracted USB connector

Steelmate enhanced: SanDisk Titanium Plus (@ logox21) or (white logo2)


Why Plus?

AES hardware encryption

Online back-up service

Files can be accessed and restored online

Lost & found service (BoomerangIt)

Regular Ultra traits:

Crush-resistant liquidmetal body (bronze)

Button sliding USB plug

Available in 1, 2, 4, 8 & 16GB

Reading: 15 Megabytes per second

Writing: 9 Megabytes per second

Password manager

SecureAccess (included or for download):
- Encrypted & password protected private section
- Can be backed up online (maximum 2GB)

U3 Smart (including McAfee and Skype)

Synchronization program (CruzerSync)

Works with ReadyBoost

Blue light shows active or busy

Attachment ring at the back

Measures in mm: 57,94 * 19,05 * 7,14

3,2 ounces

Retains data up to 10 years

5 year limited warranty



Ultra Backup

Finger pointing at Backup Button of Ultra Backup Memory Stick

With a Touch: SanDisk Ultra Backup Flash Drive (@ black logo) or (black3)


First flash drive with a backup button

(just press to back up your data)

Rugged plastic body (black)

Button sliding USB plug

Available in 8, 16, 32 & 64GB

Reading: min. 15 Megabytes per second

Writing: min. 9 Megabytes per second

AES hardware encryption

Password manager

SecureAccess (included or for download):
- Encrypted & password protected private section
- Can be backed up online (maximum 2GB)

U3 Smart (including McAfee and Skype)

Synchronization program (CruzerSync)

Works with ReadyBoost

Orange light shows active or busy

Measures in mm: 72,7 * 21,9 * 10,7

13,46g

Retains data up to 10 years

5 year limited warranty



CZ45 Ultra

SanDisk Ultra CZ45 in three different positions, with USB connector in & out

Stylemate: SanDisk Ultra CZ45 (@ black logo) or (black3)


Stylish red & black plastic body

Button sliding USB plug

Available in 8, 16 & 32GB

Reading: 15 Megabytes per second

Writing: 10 Megabytes per second

128-bit AES hardware encryption

SecureAccess feature:
- Encrypted & password protected private section
- Can be backed up online (maximum 2GB)

Works with ReadyBoost

Attachment hole at the back

Measures in mm: ?

Weight: ?

Retains data up to 10 years

5 year limited warranty


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49 Responses to “Ultra Cruzing”

  1. walk in bath prices Says:

    SanDisk products are pretty solid from my own experience. They do run a bit warm though, odd enough. If you feel one of these on the slide-out button thing you can actually feel this thing working. Overall, its a great and highly recommend USB stick to own.

  2. phil @ triiso multifoil Says:

    I purchase a usb memory stick from these guys recently and found them to be great. we had recently been using a number of products to enable us to make storage for all the the items needed and this one did the job perfectly.
    .-= phil @ triiso multifoil´s last [blog post] ..Customer Comments =-.

  3. Chris @ Crane Hire Says:

    I am very impressed by this. titanium seriously? And I was thinking this was gonna be pretty expensive..then I scroll down and woah! so affordable! I’m definitely getting my hands one of those babies!

  4. Martin @ Registry Cleaner Says:

    No usb stick I’ve ever had had any password protection! At least, not that I know of. These look like they are well worth the money, and they should last a long time and be very durable since they’re made of titanium.

  5. Trond @ Money Online Says:

    You’ve got some really goodlooking USB sticks there! My favorite has to be the USB Sticks looking like food :-)

    The ones looking like trees are also very nice, but will they be usable with my Laptop? I guess they need some space around themselves, but on a standard PC they would be a perfect gift! Love it!

  6. DT Says:

    Trond, it all depends on how much stuff you have sticking out at your laptop. ;-) Seriously, the Tree Flash Drives are small and elongated so they should pose no problem to other plugged in devices. The protruding twigs however could be an issue depending on the surroundings.

  7. tgreen @ passport application tracking Says:

    The Ultra Backup looks very interesting. Does anybody know how things such as the password manager work? Is it separate software which you then install on your PC, or is it an application which runs off of and saves to the USB stick? Thanks.

  8. DT Says:

    tgreen,
    From what I understand the password manager is part of the U3 software so it should come pre-loaded but not pre-installed. Here are details from the official U3 page: Password Manager.

  9. temperence @ white bathroom vanity Says:

    I would really love the ultra backup pen dive. I carry a lot of my official documents in my pen-drive and I would love it to be a secure one. With its encryption and backup capability I think it’s the best for official document transfer.

  10. lanotte @ helpline Says:

    Great post, I loved the idea of a backup button, it seems like it would be really convenient and useful. Thanks for this.

  11. simon @ regcure Says:

    backing up your data to usb is always something you should do. I make sure I create a backup every week.
    .-= regcure´s last blog post ..If you register your site for free at =-.

  12. diqk @ coimbra soft Says:

    I like style Ultra Cruzer Titanium
    .-= coimbra soft´s last blog post ..New Chevrolet Sail Small Car 2010 =-.

  13. Annie @ xbox 360 problems Says:

    oh i just love your blogg, love the burger stick, i love unusual things like this in my office at home and these would be perfect for our Daughters laptops, thankyou!

  14. Sam @ Healthy Wizard Says:

    What a great idea! How cool to give these memory sticks as gifts! Thanks

  15. alan @ galvanized tub Says:

    Amazing stuff, I’m really loving the backup button on the USB drive, also the titanium one looks amazing and seems extra hardy.. How do i get my hands on one of these babies?
    .-= galvanized tub´s last blog post ..Response cached until Fri 14 @ 9:59 GMT (Refreshes in 23.97 Hours) =-.

  16. DT Says:

    Alan, all the links above will enable you to get your hands on them…after the shipping time. ;)

  17. Joy Says:

    a lot cheaper if i compare prices to our local stores.

  18. Admin @ FreeMicrosoftpoints Says:

    Surprisingly cheap, and they hold alot more than traditional ones that are that price.
    .-= FreeMicrosoftpoints´s last blog post ..Sony PSN+ service coming to Playstation =-.

  19. Adam @ Vending Machines Business Says:

    Wow! USB Titanium? I wonder how much its actual cost. Is it available in Amazon? I’m interested to buy one for myself.
    .-= Adam @ Vending Machines Business´s last blog post ..Top 5 affordable options for starting a vending machine business =-.

  20. Matthew Says:

    I like to collect different usb design. Even the most stupid design that they have in gadget store. Would like to own the titanium.
    .-= Matthew´s last blog post ..Best Contact Lenses =-.

  21. Barney @ online data backup Says:

    Wow, you guys keep coming up with more and more usb drives. I ordered a few of your unique designed sticks but I have a more sophisticated person in mind for the Titanium one. Being in the data backup and recovery business these make for the perfect gift for our clients.

  22. Romeos Says:

    I personally use a USB drive Ultra Cruzer Titanium 8Gb. This is a very good model.

  23. kelvin Says:

    there are no 16gb cruzer titaniums in the UK !!!!!
    where can i get one from ??
    anywhere in the world would do !!!!
    thanks

  24. Admin @ Aboriginal Art Says:

    I personally refrain from cruzer because the ones you can buy at walmart seem cheap and flimsy, I’m always afraid they’re gonna fall apart but this one here seems like it might be worth it. :)

  25. DT Says:

    Kelvin, if you follow the ebay link under the Cruzer Titanium you should get to a few listings from the US. Or try this one right here: 16GB SanDisk Titanium US. You’re right though, UK listings dont show anything right now except a couple of sellers that actually ship from Hong Kong. –> 16GB SanDisk Titanium UK

  26. DT Says:

    Abo, the Titanium definitely isn’t fragile or flimsy. The casing really is sturdy metal.

  27. Admin @ NLP Training Says:

    I love Cruzer flash drives. Great quality for the money.
    .-= NLP Training´s last blog post ..Payment page =-.

  28. Tim Thurlow Says:

    The Cruzer titanium drive has now been discontinued by Sandisk which may be the reason that a couple of readers are struggling to find them on ebay. Sandisk have released some new higher speed drives more recently.

  29. Admin @ FreeXboxLive Says:

    Different from the average USB drive, looks cool.
    .-= FreeXboxLive´s last blog post ..Free Xbox live =-.

  30. Jaydee Says:

    backup will always save your day!
    I’ve been in the situation when I just can scratch my head because of data lost.

    I don’t what it to happen again :)
    .-= Jaydee´s last blog post ..How to speed up a slow or sluggish computer =-.

  31. DT Says:

    @ Tim: Discontinued or not – when you check the links, the Ultra Titanium is still widely available on ebay and amazon.

  32. randy Says:

    Can’t get my Sandisc Cruzer Titanium to work with my new Windows 7. All data was saved using XP. How can I continue to use it was my new pc? Thanks!

  33. DT Says:

    Randy,
    you probably need to upgrade the firmware or download the newest driver. Try SanDisk’s support page: SanDisk Support

  34. tim @ cheap xbox 360 Says:

    Well,i like the ultra backup one.I always find myself in the middle of problem when i lose out my data due to my clumsiness.Though i have not tried Ultra back up but i guess it is gonna solve my problem.Thanks.

  35. Admin @ PADI IDC Says:

    Looks little and cool and easy to use. I had a lot of products from SanDisk and they really kept and never had any problems with them.
    .-= PADI IDC´s last blog post ..Course Director Gary Miller – PADI IDC Honduras =-.

  36. j @ hotel software Says:

    I didnt used cruzer before as i mostly use portable hardwares for more space , but from what it seems in their option could be a reliable usbstick

  37. Admin @ SEO software Says:

    A flash memory drive is allways needed when you are on a hurry to save some files

  38. Novicovjek @ Make Money Says:

    I love my Sandisk USB Flash Drives (got 5 in total various sizes). Never had a problem with them. For a couple of extra bucks they are well worth it.

  39. John Lessels Says:

    Sandisk are not manufacturing these old drives anymore. The latest drives are Cruzer Edge and Cruzer Blade.

    Just to add the new cruzer drivers are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. Pretty cheep too!!

  40. DT Says:

    John,
    they may not get manufactured anymore but they are still available from some sellers. As for the Cruzer Edge and Blade, I have a post about them too: Cruzin’ on the Edge.

  41. John Says:

    Scandisk have some of the best flash drives out there. I never leave home without one.

  42. Jessica @ Lavkarbodiett Says:

    The last years I have been using three different USB disks from Sandisk. They are solid, reliable and a true friend in need.

    The latest addition to the Sandisk USB Disk is on it’s way to my mailbox in the writing moment :-)

    Best regards,
    Jessica

  43. Rick Says:

    sandisk are very good if original of course, I’ve been sold a couple of times chinese usb’s that say they have 1 gig and they ain’t got nothing!

  44. Tim @ www.bjwcranehire.co.uk Says:

    Sandisk are arguably the most stylish USB device on the market and have elevated to a new level with their latest ultra flash drive.

    Seriously, definitely recommend to anybody!

    Tim, BJW Crane Hire

  45. admin @ www.earthwormsinfo.com Says:

    They all pretty much do the same thing, but the way they design them makes some of them look like a fashion accessories.

  46. Steve @ http://constructionmaterialsuppliersuk.com Says:

    The backup button is a brilliant idea. Every stick should have one. Scandisk products are superb. Will be picking up an ultra 32GB.

  47. Mick @ www.whatbirthdaygift.co.uk Says:

    We have been big fans of the Cruzer Titanium drives with their sturdy case and reliability.

    The latest Cruzer Blades are now being tested for carrying the latest Microsoft server 2011 operating system. So far with great results.

  48. Polycarp Ndikvu Says:

    I have used one of your memory sticks on borrow from a friend who came in from the US and it was wonderful but unfortunately they are not sold here in Cameroon .
    Really, it is a state of the a piece of equipment
    Great

  49. Daniel Bryant @ blogformenlive.blogspot.co.uk Says:

    I must say ! I do find scandisk good value. It’s hard to think that you can get this much memory on such a small device.

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