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4.0 out of 5 stars
A great product .... but Vista users beware., 7 Nov 2007
I have had my Cruzer Titanium drive for over a year and its still going strong. I love everything about it and have recommended it, on many occasion, to friends and colleagues. It's fast, reliable and seemingly indestructible.
The U3 software is a real innovation and allows me to password protect my data. I mostly use the drive to store MSc research data on using the U3 version of Firefox and Zotero which allows me accesses to all the data wherever I am; home, library, work or uni. It has never let me down despite been stuffed in my jeans pocket almost every day since purchase.
You might think that this has been a real love affair and, until recently, it has been. That is until I upgraded OSs from XP to Vista. It seems that version 1.4 of the U3 launchpad needs to be installed on the Cruzer to get the drive to work in Vista. This is not a problem in and of itself as the software is easily updated from the launchpad. The real problem comes upon the discovery that only certain versions of the Cruzers firmware are compatible with Vista. I am one of the unlucky ones, my firmware is v2.18 and so it will never work with Vista. The U3 site states that for 'SanDisk smart drives: firmware (or device) versions 2.15, 2.16 and 2.21 support Vista while firmware releases 2.17, 2.18, and 2.20 do NOT support Vista'. Buyer beware.