Review: SanDisk Cruzer Glide (16GB)

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Review: SanDisk Cruzer Glide (16GB)

SanDisk’s new Cruzer Glide is a retractable USB drive that comes in storage capacities of up to 128GB. The review unit we received from SanDisk came with a storage capacity of 16GB. The Cruzer Glide USB flash drive has a sleek, streamlined design with an attractive black and red colour scheme. Its compact size means it can easily slip into a front pocket or purse. The USB drive’s connector retracts with a pull of the slide, protecting the drive when it’s not in use.

Each of the Cruzer Glide USB flash drive comes preloaded with SanDisk SecureAccess software which lets you create a password-protected folder for your confidential files and folders. The password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption, so you’ll be able to share your drive without sharing private documents.

The SanDisk Cruzer Glide is a USB 2.0 device and hence the data transfer speed was average. In addition, the Cruzer Glide USB flash drive’s packaging also says that it provides you with free secure online backup offered by YuuWaa (a service owned by Gemalto), an online data storage and backup service.

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While the Cruzer Glide’s packaging said you get up to 2GB of cloud storage subscription for free, when we checked, Yuuwaa’s website threw an error saying the service has been terminated. We checked around and we really could not find any information as to why Yuuwaa was closed down or what happened to SanDisk users’ data stored onto the Yuuwaa service. SanDisk might want to change the packaging of the Cruzer Glides being sold on stores currently.

If you are on the market for decently performing USB drive, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide might be up to the task. In addition, the bundled SecureAccess software is a plus.

Price: AED 46

Storage space: 16 GB
Software included: SanDisk SecureAccess
Connectivity: USB 2.0

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  1. Why can’t they just make a plain drive? Tech manufacturers complicate EVERYTHING by adding junk you don’t want. If I want to secure my files, I don’t need the Sandisk solution to do that and trying to figure out how to remove it just complicates things. Frickin;’ idiots!

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