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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  • BJL - Monday, October 16, 2006 - link

    Do the read and write speeds change for the 1gb and above models? Would I get the same performance, or should I stick with the 512mb? Reply
  • NeoZGeo - Monday, October 17, 2005 - link

    what kinf of benchmark are you guys using? How come some of those drive write speed is sooooo low!? Like Trenscent, OCZ Rally, i've seen some reviews out there which says other wise. Reply
  • NeoZGeo - Monday, October 17, 2005 - link

    here's the review by tom's

    if you look at the trenscend jet flash, it actually has the highest write speed average out at 23.3 mb/s vs anandtech's 8.7 mb/s !? what the hell?
  • NeoZGeo - Monday, October 17, 2005 - link

    haha oops, forgot about the link :D">linky
  • quanta - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - link

    It looked like Tom's test is testing the write speed between USB host and flash drive's controller's memory buffer, instead of actual write speed, which can only be verify by doing a read after writing is completed. There are also reports that">cluster size may affect the write access behaviour. BTW, Tom's">later review has simultaneous reads and writes benchmark, which slows Memina Rocket to a halt. Reply
  • quanta - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - link

    In addition, even when using buffered write in SiSoft Sandra, it is extremely unlikely that Transcend Jetflash 110 can write anywhere near 23.3MB/s.">This benchmark shows that when doing random write with Kingston DataTraveler ELITE, write speed dropped more than a half compared to sequential write. Reply
  • TrueWisdom - Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - link

    I'm the in-house support for a university building and I've had absolutely horrible luck with Lexar drives. Lexar often fails to detect entirely on somewhat older machines (the Latitude C840, for example) and has also displayed a relatively high failure rate for me. I don't have any positive or negative impressions of Kingston drives, so I can't say anything there, but I will say that I've had by far the best luck with Sandisk drives. I've never had one fail on me, and I've seen them go through wash cycles, get run over by a car, and get left out in the rain. Compatibility has been universal as well. They may not be the fastest drives but they really are the only ones I've ever trusted. Reply
  • pendrivethis - Friday, October 07, 2005 - link

    i work for a flash memory controller maker and in all honesty the most meaningful performance test is random write. and no one really advertise that since sequential read speeds seem much more appealing and marketable. i can get a dual-channel & interleaving enabled usb 2.0 pen drive with micron or samsung nand-type flash to go up to 34mB/s in sequential read, but the engineer who designed this still tells me that he'd rather use and-type flash from renesas (formerly hitachi) since and flash has a better random write than nand flash.

    and knowing what i know, if you use your pen drive very often, and i suspect some of you may be in that boat, i'd check out some of the burn-in testing results especially since companies are not entirely using only samsung nand flash. certain new flash whether nand-type or ag-and-type and even some high-density samsung flash seem to be displaying a need for extra care in ecc. data-verify errors are fatal, especially if it's the only copy you got...

    anand, perhaps a little visit to some of the design houses for these controllers the next time when you're in taiwan is in order. computex is only 9 months away.
  • sprockkets - Thursday, October 06, 2005 - link

    Although not reviewed here, I got the A Data key from simply because they say it works with Linux on the package. I know any key will, but they are the only ones to have the guts to say it. Thanks for admitting Linux exists. Lifetime warranty too. Reply
  • jgh - Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - link

    here is a link for another link, to an app that can make many (but probably not all) usb drives bootable and a couple of other hints/tips.">link

    O.T. - for some reason i get a message that says i do not have permission to access this forum when i tried to create a new login with my e-mail address. did i get banned or something? i have only posted once (it was about the gta:lcs website). i also cannot log in with the origianl user name and password.

    p.s. - it is o.k. to post links like this right?

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