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Crucial Gizmo! 64MB USB Flash Drive
review by David, 9 August 2003

Introduction

With the end of the floppy drive's lifespan in sight, many computer users; casual users and enthusiasts alike; have been picking up USB flash drives as an alternative to quick and easy portable storage solutions, especially since USB flash drives have become more and more affordable in recent days.

The USB flash drive market is relatively saturated at the moment, with numerous competing brands with similarly configured products with more or less the same features everywhere. Nevertheless, this saturation of availability can only be a good thing to the end users. Prices come down, and hardware is made more affordable for all.

One such item is Crucial's Gizmo! USB flash drive. This device isn't exactly expensive, with the price ranging from USD 32.99 (RM 125.36) to USD 79.99 (RM 303.96) depending on the amount of flash memory on the unit itself. Nevertheless, one wonders what sets Crucial's product apart from the rest. Crucial kindly provided us with the 64MB variant which this review is based on.

Specifications

  • Crucial part number: CT64MBU1
  • USB Certified
  • Plug and Play™
  • Solid-state, no moving parts
  • O/S Support
    • Win ME/2000/XP
    • Win 98/SE with driver support
    • Mac OS 8.6, 9.1, 9.2 and above
The Crucial® Gizmo!™ USB flash drive is a miniature, portable flash storage drive that plugs into a computer's Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. This high-density alternative to the traditional floppy disk stores digital documents, music, and photographs and conveniently transfers data from one USB-enabled computer to another. About the size and weight of a pack of gum, the Gizmo! drive slips easily into a pocket, purse, or briefcase. The Gizmo! drive is compatible with both USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports. A true Plug and Play™ solution, the Gizmo! drive automatically appears as a removable drive when plugged in to the USB port of a desktop or notebook.

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