SanDisk Cruzer USB Jump Drive & U3 CD

June 21, 2010 at 09:30:00
Specs: Vista SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I recently purchased a SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive. This includes a U3 CD portion where you can load programs right on to the jump drive. I tested the drive on all my computers and there is no drive conflict; the computers find the two partitions on the jump drive with no problem. I have not activated the U3 portion of the drive yet. On San Disk's web site it mentions there may be a conflict with packet writing of some CD writer programs. I have Nero 7 Essentials on one PC and Sonic DVD on my laptop and Nero Burn(something like that, can't remember the name) on another computer. Does any one have experience with the San Disk Cruzer jump drives and know if it interferes with these other CD writer programs? Thanks.

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#1
June 23, 2010 at 13:09:34
Why aren't you on Vista SP2 "CyberDude"?

Plug it in, see if it works.


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#2
June 23, 2010 at 19:19:45
The systems see both drives on the jump drive fine. I'm just wondering if activating U3 will interfere with CD writing software I already have on the computer. San Disk web site says it conflicts with certain packet writing programs and suggests to unistall these programs, which I do not want to do!
I need to install an update in order to get SP2 to come up as an option in Windows Updates. I have the update; just haven't installed it yet.

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#3
June 24, 2010 at 14:44:24
Sandisk's website stinks...had to dig around to finally find this, yep looks like U3 may interfere with some optical disc burning programs. There's quality engineering for ya! (not):
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...

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#4
June 24, 2010 at 20:14:00
Thanks for the follow up. Looks like I should have returned the drive. I just checked for drive letter compatibility and not CD writer compatibility! U3 is nice to have; you can try something out without using space on your hard drive. But having to uninstall another program to make it work is a little too much!

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#5
June 25, 2010 at 02:25:03
Packet writers are a sup program that is supplied along with the regular burning program. I don't have the latest versions of Roxio or Nero but the names of the packet writers on at least the older versions are: Drag to disk, for Roxio and InCD for Nero. If you don't KNOW what a packet writer is then you don't need it.

You may have it installed though. Both of those programs tend to install everything they have unless you perform a custom install. You can remove the packet writer by using add/remove programs or the equivalent in Vista. You should get an option to modify the suite. Go through the list and lose the functions you don't want.

Conversely, you may be able to remove that feature from the flash drive by zapping all the partitions and creating new.


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#6
October 24, 2010 at 10:44:30
i don't know how make sandisk on the compter i don't know

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