"Good for the price, but with a few quirks"3.5 starson by asalufa
Pros: Retractable connection, great price
Cons: A bit slow, U3 software automatically installs, Windows 98 not supported
Summary: I bought this flash drive (1 gig) after using a 128 mg one for ~2 years. The Cruzer, as mentioned by some of the other reviewers, DOES automatically install the U3 software, but I had no problem removing it (If it helps, I used the interface installed on the computer itself rather than working through the flash drive directly).
It is a little on the slow side, but I'm using USB 1.1, so I'm not terribly suprised by that, and for $25 (on sale at Best Buy), I'm not complaining, either!
The only real beef I have with it is that it does NOT work on my back-up machine, which runs Windows98. I was very disappointed to find (through some internet searching, since the product website didn't tell me this) that SanDisk does not make any drivers to interface this product with windows98 at all, even though the package said it did. Turns out that they only make drivers to interface through models starting with Z4, and this is a Z6. I've rated the Cruzer micro based on how it works on my Windows XP machine, but it would be much lower if I only had Windows 98.