SanDisk Cruzer Titanium

The Cruzer Titanium is SanDisk's flagship model, featuring a retractable USB connector. The construction of the device is pretty solid, especially for a device with moving parts. To expose the USB connector, you simply depress the white button and slide it forward; depress and slide it backwards to hide the connector. Because you have to depress the button first before pushing it, the USB connector will not just accidentally expose itself, and at the same time, it doesn't take an uncomfortable amount of force to depress the button. SanDisk got it just right.

The unit's casing is a dark brushed metal, which conceals most finger prints and smudges. SanDisk sells the drive with a lanyard, keychain loop and a pocket clip. Just like the rest of the Cruzer line, the Titanium comes with SanDisk's CruzerLock software as well as trial versions of CruzerSync and Cruzer PocketCache.


SanDisk's dual channel Titanium uses the same Samsung NAND flash that we've seen on other drives, but a controller that is not as familiar to us.

The Cruzer Titanium uses a SM320T controller, which we haven't seen on any other USB flash drives, combined with two Samsung K9F2G08U0M NAND flash devices. The Samsung chips used on the Titanium are the same ones found on Memina's Rocket and are rated at a 30ns access latency.

 SanDisk Cruzer Titanium
Sizes Available 128MB - 4GB
Lanyard Included Yes
USB Extension Cable Included No
Data Encryption No
Password Protection Yes (Windows Only)
Secure + Public Partitions Simultaneously Accessible No
Flash Controller SM320T
Flash Memory Samsung K9F2G08U0M
Warranty 2 years

SanDisk Cruzer Mini SanDisk Ultra II Plus USB
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  • phisrow - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    I'm glad to have some idea about real world performance specs, to the degree that the volatility of the market allows that, of these drives. Any chance that this, or future, reviews of this kind could test making the drives bootable. Some are easy, some are impossible, and some need some real voodoo to get them working. I'd love to know which is which these days. Reply
  • johnsonx - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    Page 13:

    "although, neither is obviously full-proof."
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  • yacoub - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    "From top to bottom, a AA battery, Kingston DataTraveler II drive, Kingston DataTraveler Elite."

    No, not even close.
    Elite is on top, DT2 is next, AA battery next, and 9-volt battery on the bottom.
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  • TheInvincibleMustard - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    C'mon, I soooo posted that before you!

    :p

    -TIM
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  • yacoub - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    What's with all the scratches on the Corsair Flash Voyager's USB connector? Reply
  • TheInvincibleMustard - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    I was actually wondering that, too ... what did you do to that poor thing to take the cover off???

    All in the name of science, eh?

    TYPO: Pg 13 ... the caption for the "battery" picture doesn't correspond to the actual picture ... oh ... and just how OLD is that 9V Eveready? It looks like something out of the stonage in comparison to the other things in the picture ...

    -TIM
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  • SpaceRanger - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    Stonage?? Sorry.. Couldn't help pointing out a typo in a "typo informative" post..

    /em hides now.
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  • TheInvincibleMustard - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    :p

    And that's all I hafta say about that.

    -TIM
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  • sxr7171 - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    Time to get a Lexar JumpDrive lightning. This may not be important to a lot of people, but a USB drive IMHO needs to have a loop for a keyring. It is the most convenient way to carry the thing and always have it with you no matter what. I guess this applies more to people living in the city and not needing a car and the big bulky car keys/remote that come with that. Reply
  • TheInvincibleMustard - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - link

    Speaking of, is there some reason the Lexar isn't on the RTPE? I mean, it did just win an Editor's Choice and all, so you'd hope it would be one of the drives listed in the newly-announced Flash Storage section ... :(

    -TIM
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