especially the 1Gb version. We purchased two of them, one was DOA and the other seemed to work. The initial vendor replaced the DOA one.
Last week, 2 months later, my co-worker moved some files from a users machine, to another, using the 1Gb drive.
Although the files looked correct, she was unable to open them. The program, Acrobat Reader, reported that it could not open these files as they were in an unknown format. This happened twice. The same type of thing happened to me when I tried to copy files from a PC to a Mac and vice versa.
SanDisk Tech support sent me to the MS website to download a little utility that displays all the details of the drive, including Vendor ID.
On being given the Vendor ID, SanDisk immediately said that they did not make the product and therefore would not honor the warranty. My only recourse would be to contact the original vendor and obtain a replacement from them. My reply was that if it came in SanDIsk packaging, had SanDisk written on it, had a SanDisk serial number, a SanDisk warranty in the package, then it must be a SanDisk problem, regardless of whom they contracted to build it.
After two weeks, they sent me an RMA number for return.
No more SanDisk stuff for me.
That is just my experience with them, not everyone will be the same
Thumb drive, jump drive, flash, key chain... what ever you want to call it... I need a new one since the old one got broke. I did have a 512mb model but am looking at 1 gig units now. I do use the drive on both Mac and PC at school and at home.
Any advice? One thing I noticed about my old model was it wouldn't run off of the USB port on the apple keyboards at school... had to be plugged directly into the tower. Is energy requirements a concern? Another thing that would be great is a model with software that syncs files from the drive to the computer. Do I have to depend on the software that comes with the drive for this or is there after market shareware that will do a better job? What about speeds?
My old model was a Simpletech Banzai. It did the job and I had no complaints. It seems like the technology is pretty trouble free... does anyone know different?
Any insight is appreciated!