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SanDisk - Cruzer Glide 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7229 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Capacity

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    MaskedTurtle
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    I bought 2 of these on sale. One was for myself and the other for my sister. These drives included files to set-up SanDisk Secure Access V3, which is good if you want to secure files, but it is not necessary to use the drive as unsecured storage. We did not know this. There were no instructions, so we assumed that you simply insert the drive and transfer files. That's the way we've done it with smaller drives. Well, you can do that, but upon first inserting the drives, different pop-ups seem to imply that the secure access is necessary, and we were prompted to set it up, which took a while, because the file on the drive was old, and buggy. We downloaded the appropriate files and eventually installed and set up the Secure Access. We each didn't think we would need it, I mean, I didn't buy the drives for the security, but we thought it may be a good feature...just in case. Had we known how much trouble it was, we would have simply forgotten it and erased any installation files. Well, every now and then, I test the "vault" out, but I am unable to put any files into it. I am given error messages, and none of the several methods to add files are working. I have considered re-installing the appropriate files from the website, but I really don't think it's worth the trouble. I will just have to be satisfied with the high capacity of this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best USB 2.0 Flash Drive Sandisk has to offer.

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    ArgusFire
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    As time goes on, technology gets better. That is definitely the case with Sandisk's 128 GB USB (2.0 only) Flash Drive. The write speeds are quite fast, depending on your system but I actually did not get this to use for my computer; I got it to use on my XBox 360. The XBox 360 immediately recognized it, with no need to re-format it in any way. Since the XBox 360 is a previous generation game console, it's only able to utilize USB 2.0 devices. Any USB 3.0 devices will usually not work unless they are compatible with USB 2.0 devices, which the XBox 360 falls under. Can you imagine? Back in 2008, when I bought my XBox 360 Elite from Best Buy, 120GB was considered to be a lot of space? Well, times sure have changed. The past few years, I found myself running out of hard drive space on my XBox 360. As time went on, Microsoft was able to release updates to the X360 OS, allowing external hard drives & usb flash drives to be used for storage of X360 files and game software. At first, they limited the size to about 128GB but eventually, they maxed it out to 2TB so almost ANY game collector wouldn't need to worry about running out of space on their hard drives. It's very cool to see that I can have a Sandisk 128GB USB Flash Drive attached to my XBox 360 and realize that it has more space than the original X360 Elite's 120GB Hard Drive. Thank goodness for technology getting better as time goes on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Subpar Performance

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    NKPStudios
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    This is great to have as a "just in case" storage solution, but it can take a while to transfer files. Read and write speeds are ... well USB 2.0 slow. I bought this because in store I looked at the packaging and it led me to believe that it was USB 3.0. This was because it has USB 2.0/3.0 compatible on the front. I assumed it was USB 3.0 because I know they are backwards compatible and nowhere did it clearly state it was a USB 2.0 drive. Now that I am taking a picture of the front, I flipped it over and on the back really small it says USB 2.0 Drive. I am returning this one to get the USB 3.0 version, but for those who just need to keep documents and small files it is great. For me, I am a photographer and have hi-res files where I move GBs at a time which can take a while at USB 2.0 speeds. Nothing wrong with it, just doesn't work for my needs and it may work for you. But for an extra $10 why not upgrade and be future ready. I would chalk it up to buyer error due to misleading packaging, otherwise great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Retracting mechanism continues to improve

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    cardiffman
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    SanDisk Cruzer has always had a version with a retracting USB plug. Early ones would sometimes retract when you tried to insert them. This one definitely leaves that problem behind. The original 6-year-old hard drive in my Dell XPS 8500 died and I wanted to keep using the machine. It came with a decent Core i7 and 8GB of RAM so performance would not be an issue if I keep on using it. Hardware-wise I added a Samsung SATA SSD to replace the hard drive. Preliminary steps with the BIOS alone indicated that the SSD was successfully installed. The problem then was to install Windows 10. I had upgraded the machine from Windows 7 during the free upgrade period so licensing was not an issue. Using a different machine I downloaded the Windows Media Creation Tool and used it to create the image that the Dell PC could install Windows from. One of the considerations when you have an older machine is that all the larger capacity devices proclaim that they are USB3 devices. I needed one that would be backward compatible so that the PC could boot from it. I didn't hunt for a blue jack, I just plugged it in the front where it was handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    does the job

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    Upnatem
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    What can you say about a thumb drive? Mainly you want one that works, and by working I mean one where file uploads and downloads are trouble-free, and one which has the full capacity as stated on the packaging. Thumb drive manufacturers have progressively been increasing capacity and prices have more or less been dropping for the same capacity over time. The SanDisk is a basic model capless thumb drive in which the USB connector slides in and out of a plastic case. The case is about the size and general shape of a medium-size nail clipper (tapering at one end). There’s a cutout to attach a lanyard, which nowadays is not included with thumb drives, but you can easily transfer the lanyard you used with your thumb drive of years ago when lanyards were included (if it’s still in good condition). The SanDisk thumb drive is formatted in FAT32, which I thought believe has a file storage size limitation of 4GB, but when I check on the drive properties in Windows, it shows the full size of 128GB as one drive. File transfer speeds were relative slow at 2-4MB per second, but if a few seconds is not an issue in transferring files or folders, then this drive is adequate to the task.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk - don't waste your time!

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    jourhad
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    There is a reason this SanDisk USB drive is so inexpensive - IT IS JUNK! I opened the package, plugged it in, and a message pops up that the drive must be formatted before I can use it. OK, even though Sandisk claims that all their drives are preformatted, I could live with formatting it again. When I tried to format the drive, windows only recognizes it as a 64.0 MB drive - doesn't matter which file system you choose - there is no option available that recognizes a capacity larger than 64 MB, I waited on hold for 20 minutes before I could chat with SanDisk tech support and they told me it is a common problem and the drive is defective. I could submit an RMA and wait 3 weeks for a replacement or I could return it at Best Buy. SanDisk makes garbage products and they know it. This is one of them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Speed Leaves Something to be Desired

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    GeoffW
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    This drive, and any other USB 2.0 flash drive larger than a few gigabytes (GB), has it's limitations. It takes at least three minutes per GB to upload or download data using this flash drive. I clocked one instance where it took over 3 minutes and 50 seconds per GB to download some files. It is what it is. If you are looking for a very small, portable drive for permanent data storage (as I was) then this drive will be a satisfactory product at the $19.99 price point I paid for it. If you are looking for a flash drive to regularly upload and download large data files, then using USB 3.0 drives is the only way to go. I gave the product four stars as it works well enough for the purpose for which I use it. I wouldn't buy another at any price unless I had the same data storage wants as was the case with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Like filling a tanker with an eyedropper

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    KCinATX
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    I bought this for $20 on Black Friday. It functions as designed (as far as I can tell), but USB 2.0 is too slow to fill 128GB. It was formatted as FAT32, which has a 4gb file size limit. I reformatted to NTFS, and it took 5 hours. Formatting should not take that long. I used FreeFileSync to synchronize/write 47gb to the Cruzer, and it took 3 hours, 8 minutes, averaging under 5MB/sec, with FreeFileSync periodically becoming non-responsive (wait it out; I didn't have to do anything to make it work again). To test read speeds, I copied 6.47GB of songs from the Cruzer to my hard drive in 5 min, 40 sec, averaging ~20MB/sec. Next, I copied 11.4GB (a mixture of large and small files), in 9 min, 50 sec, averaging ~20MB/sec. I like that it is very small compared to a portable hard drive. It may turn out to be fast enough to sync small changes, but you'll be waiting a *long* time if large files regularly change (like Outlook .pst), or if you regularly add large video files.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    inexpensive large capacity thumb drive.

    Posted
    xnoybis
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    I bought this on a whim because 1) it was deeply discounted, $80 off the regular price, and 2) I needed something that would hold a lot of video footage for various projects I am involved with, and 3) I read online that it would work with my Asus Chromebook Flip. The built-in security programs don't work on my Chromebook but I'm not using this device to store personal or private information, so I don't really need that feature, though it may come in handy if I ever fire up my Windows laptop again. The cheap plasticky construction isn't going to win any style points, but it is just a thumb drive, not a fashion accessory. It does what I need it to do, and that's what really counts. I haven't really paid attention to the read or write speeds, but all I have done is load 64GB of video from my Canon onto this drive and then hand it off to my editors, so no matter what it is going to take some time. And if it takes 15 minutes to upload instead of 12 because of some "slow" speeds, then so be it. It gets the job done and I paid under $20 for it. Win-win.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for backing up or other storage need

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    MadisonDad
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    I like SanDisk flash drives and SD cards. I purchase their flash drives when they are on sale and use some for backing up my personal files off computer, others for client files for my small business and others for backing up our personal photos and video. This 128 GB card will hold a lot of photos or other files, and when purchased on sale (for $20-$30), it is a cost-effective way to backup your data. These SanDisk flash drives have always proven very robust for me, and I've never had one of their flash drives go bad yet. Life is precarious, and you never know when something could happen to your home, computer or your main storage hard drive. Having your photos, video and other files backed up is like a good insurance policy. When the day comes, you will be glad you have it. I should even back up my stuff more often.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    Posted
    RustyII
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    They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, well this is my favorite new trick!! I'm a music geek, so my antique 80 GB iPod CLASSIC has been full for quite a while. I keep it in the car, and love it on long trips. I have been taking stuff off, putting other stuff on and usually wishing I could listen to what I just removed…right?? Well, now I have this neat little $30 stick (128GB) instead of a new $500 IPod Classic (160GB if you can still find it - otherwise its a Touch 64GB for $300). Once you plug them into the little slot in the car, they do the same thing. The stick is a little more work - you have to type out the playlist and load the music but the way I figure it, the cost is $0.23 per GB on the stick, $3.12 per GB on the iPod Classic, and $4.68 per GB for the touch…all to play my music in the car. And just in case you are wondering - the sound quality is SPECTACULAR!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

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    NonsenseNickname
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    It's a flash drive. It works. The capacity is obviously fairly high in today's market (Oct 2013) so price is also high—to be expected. I like that the bloat-ware can simply be deleted in a few seconds with no fuss to get a plain old simple storage device, if that's what you want, and it doesn't try to force you into installing stuff you don't want. The sliding plug is good and has a positive lock in its extended position so you don't have to hold on to the button while inserting. Not sure how that will fare over time but it is solid right now. I've never had any problems with several of this brand over the years so I'll continue to buy them as my needs arise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Flash Drive for a beginner

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    VivatBestBuy
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    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cruzer Glide: Perfect name for this flash drive!

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    Steph
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    I recently purchased this flash drive to combine and store all my music (CD's, music downloads on PC, and smaller flash drives) in one convenient location with the ability to listen to my music anywhere at any time. The 128 GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide was the perfect solution to accomplish my goal. Not only is the "Cruzer" small and portable, it provides ample storage space along with the ability to adapt to any device. This flash drive comes with built in software that enables fast transfer of files, prevents data loss and makes it extremely easy to use. I have since purchased two more of these flash drives to make another portable music file and one to combine all my pictures in one safe place. I highly recommend the SanDisk Cruzer Glide, a wise investment that provides safe storage of important files!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No response on any of my computers and TV,returned

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    ProfTech
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    I bought a new [SanDisk - Cruzer Glide 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black]. It didn't give me any proper response on several of my computers and on a LG Smart TV. I tried many times but all I had got were the notifications saying that a new USB massive storage device was plugged in, and when trying to access the disk, there were only time-out messages while the blue indicator light in the USB flash drive was flashing on and off every 4 seconds approximately. Finally on the next day, I returned the item to the store where I picked it up. After the returning, I bought a 64-GB Micro SD card with a USB adapter, at $29.99. Micro SD cards are more reliable than USB flash drives in my experience. Now I am happy with the Micro SD card + adapter on the TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SanDisk Cruzer Glide Flash Drive

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    gene427
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    THE GOOD: Name brand high capacity flash drive. USB 2.0 & 3.0 compatible. Got it on sale - was the last one of this size in stock when I was there, lucky me ;-) ! So far it works very well and has paid for itself by now (it also comes w 2yr warranty) THE BAD: SANDISK felt the need to advertise this FD as a 128 GB, yet apparently it's maxed out at 119 GB, lol! WHY do companies selling external HD's and FD's always seem to exaggerate space/capacity?! I don't know why they can even legally get away w this. It's annoying, if not totally unexpected when buying these things. In conclusion, A fine product I'm glad to have handy. If not for the claim of 128 GB, I'd give it 5 stars instead of 4. The most useful advice I'll give anyone is this: If you know you'll need a certain capacity that should be met w an advertised size, consider spending the extra money to get the next larger one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great item and fast

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    civilprotection
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    I hate the software that comes with these things - it's inconvenient, slow, and bogs down my computer while I'm using it, so as soon as I got this drive, I deleted the software right away. Just selected it and hit delete, no problem. Once the software was out of the way, I dragged a folder with 8.53 gigabytes of items onto it to see how long it would take in comparison to my other 32 gigabyte Sandisk Cruzer SanDisk Cruzer 32 GB USB Flash Drive (SDCZ36-032G-AFFP) which I purchased in May. To transfer 8.53 g, this Sandisk took 38:26 mins. My other Sandisk (linked above) took a little over an hour. Given the complaints others have about the included software, I'd advise that if you want to use the software, you go with the older version that I linked to. If you prefer to drag and drop items onto the drive like I do, this newer one is faster than the old model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing capacity

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    Drj5j
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    I purchased this flash drive when it was a selection among the sale-of-the-day items at Best Buy. Frankly, I did not need it, but for a flash drive with this huge capacity to be on sale for 35% the normal list price, I could not refuse the offer. I've tested it with both my laptop and with a TV set top box that has a USB port and it worked fine with both devices. It is noteworthy that it worked with the TV box because other USB flash drives did *not* work with the box. This flash drive will enable me to copy OTA HD TV programs no sweat. I'm still not sure I would pay full price for it, but I see that it is currently on sale at 44% of the list price, and I would definitely recommend purchasing it at that price. Perhaps the item is being discounted because it is "old" technology, "only" USB 2 instead of 3. I've found that it is still fast enough for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have had great results with the SanDisk for many

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    CircleCityKid1972
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    I have been using Flash drives since they were introduced. Replacing my 3 1/2 tapes. with the flash drive. At first I bought where ever brand was on sale or the cheapest. Do I need to say I have lost so much data because the flash drive did not hold up well. some would freeze, others would stop reading the data. Then I found SanDisk brand. what a BIG difference it made. I have files on some of the flash drive, that I put on back in 2007. The files are still intact, and I have not lost and data on them. Many times my friends would come and get a couple extra drives, because the flash drive they had had failed them. My best and greatest results have come from using the SanDisk's. You can steal my lunch, drink my coffee, and even steal my chair, but DO NOT STEAL MY SANDISK FLASHDRIVE..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy to function as a sneakernet

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    Janet
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    The increasing size of flash drives is making it easier to transfer groups of files, including video and photos, via sneakernet than by emailing or even uploading/downloading to a cloud. Also very handy for temporary storage/working space on smaller systems such as tablets. This particular drive has been useful in containing a project's working files to take with me on trips and then sync the changed files back to my home system. Actually provides twice the space available internally on my tablet, making it much easier to bring up files to work on. Have had no problems with read/writes over several months use.

    I would recommend this to a friend