SanDisk Extreme Cruzer Contour 8GB Flash Drive

Installation

Installation
 
After plugging in the SanDisk Extreme Cruzer Contour we can see the presence of one 'Documents' folder and one LaunchU3.exe file. The Documents folder gives you immediate access to your stored files on the flash drive itself without having to install the U3 environment. This handy if you have a particularly strict Network Administrator that doesn't like you running applications other than those deemed acceptable.
 
removable disk screen
 
Checking the Disk Properties we can see that after formatting the Cruzer Contour has a capacity of just under 7.5GB, with around 100MB dedicated to the U3 Launchpad environment.
 
Disk Properties
 
ReadyBoost can make a difference in speeding up Vista, and as I mentioned previously, the SanDisk Extreme Cruzer Contour supports it.
 
Disk Properties ReadyBoost
 
By clicking on the 'LaunchU3' icon in My Computer we are brought to the first screen in the U3 Launchpad setup screen. Here you can allow, deny or have the option to decide later.
 
U3 initial screen 
 
Once you have enabled the U3 Launchpad it will automatically start each and every time that you insert your USB drive into your PC.
 
U3 selection screen
 
After setup, the U3 Launchpad looks very similar to the Windows Start Menu and allows you to access U3 applications on your U3 enabled flash drive, and/or install additional ones from the U3 Software Central.
 
U3 Launchpad
 
Once your U3 environment is fully installed, you will be greeted with a U3 launchpad that looks very similar to the Windows Start Menu. From here you can gain entry to your flash drive; add additional U3 applications from the U3 website; enable a secure password for your flash device, and adjust the settings.
 
Cruzer-sync utility
 
The SanDisk Cruzer Contour also allows you to synchronise data between various devices on your network, courtesy of an easy to use wizard.
 
Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the SanDisk Cruzer Contour...
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Most Recent Comments

23-11-2008, 07:47:31

PV5150
Looking for a large capacity and speedy flash drive? If so, then the SanDisk Extreme Cruzer Contour may be just what you're looking for.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...152537719s.jpg

Check out the review here

23-11-2008, 12:16:11

Rastalovich
Nice device for 22. Nicely packaged.

Not bad results vS the USB hdd, sure it doesn't beat it, but considering the ease of transport of the 2.

What's exciting me atm are those flash drives with the eSATA end on them.

14-06-2009, 16:21:55

Shinho
I just missed out on the 16gb version on Ebay.

Went for 24 in the end (I was just too slow it seems...DOH!! )

15-06-2009, 11:10:21

zak4994
What a bump!

Already have one of these in 16GB.

Got mine for 10 from eBay.

Unlucky Shinho.

15-06-2009, 14:25:56

Shinho
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
What a bump!

Got mine for 10 from eBay.

Unlucky Shinho.
Rub it in why don't ya??...lol
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