SanDisk Announces 8GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive
SanDisk announces an 8 gigabyte model of its Cruzer Micro USB flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line. Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library – 1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five hours of high-quality home video. Cruzer Micro packs an impressive list of features into a small package:
- A sliding USB connector means there's no cap to lose, and the connector is protected from damage when the drive is not in use.
- The slider switch is illuminated by an amber LED light when the drive is active, making it easy to see – when the light goes out – that it's safe to unplug the drive.
- U3 Smart Technology for running applications directly from the drive, without those applications having to be installed on the computer. U3-compatible software provided free with Cruzer Micro includes the PC phone service Skype, SanDisk's own CruzerSync for synchronizing files between a PC and the drive, the password manager program SignupShield Passwords from Protecteer, and a trial version of McAfee anti-virus software.
Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available worldwide in mid-September.
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