Sandisk Cruzer® Micro 4.0GB USB2.0 Flash Drive, retail $11.49 (
Manufactured by Sandisk (
Last updated 12-21-12

This isn't a laser, flashlight, or other product specifically designed to produce light, but since it uses an LED for a rather important function, I figured "what the H-E-Double-Bendy-Straws" - I'd probably get eternal darnation if I failed to add it to this website because of that LED in it anyway.

This is a "thumb" drive that plugs directly into the USB port of your computer. It has a storage capacity of 4GB (4,000,000,000 bytes).

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

This "disk drive" is actually quite easy to use.

Simply plug it into any free USB port on your desktop or laptop computer. The computer (at least Windows XP machines anyway) should almost immediately "sense" its presence and automatically install the correct driver.

At this point, the "disk drive" should now be working.

It uses the USB 2.0 protocol to communicate to & from your computer, so you'll need to be running Windows 98 or higher (Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, all versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7).

To access the content, click on the START button at the lower left of your display (assuming that you have the taskbar & system tray at the bottom like most Windows users), click on the text labelled "My Computer", and click on "Removable drive {letter followed by a colon}".
From that point, you may treat it like any electromechanical disk drive and run programs, copy to it, delete from it, etc.

The USB connector is easily retractible into the body of the product, elimating the need for an end cap which can become busted or lost.
To retract the USB connector, simply slide the white plastic piece on the upper surface of the product back (toward the small split ring); to deploy it, slide the same piece forward (away from the split ring).

This product obtains all of the power it requires right from the USB port, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, huck into an open-pit gadolinium mine so that a piece of heavy machinery runs over & flattens it, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

Like most USB devices, the Sandisk Cruzer® Micro 4.0GB USB2.0 Flash Drive is hot swappable; simply meaning that you do not have to turn your computer off before plugging it in or unplugging it.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

The Sandisk Cruzer® Micro 4.0GB USB2.0 Flash Drive is designed to be a computer peripheral, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, that photograph and spectrographic analysis below may very well be it.

Does this web page look an awful lot like the one I made for this product?
Thought you'd say so.
That's because they're extremely similar; differing only in storage capacity, physical appearance, and the variety of computer operating systems they can be used on, so I was able to use its web page as a template for this one.

Photograph of the Cruzer being used and the orange LED on it illuminated.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the orange LED in my Sandisk Cruzer® Micro 4.0GB Flash Drive.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video clip on YourTube showing how the unit reacts when you're copying files to it.
Blinking indicates file activity in progress; slower fade on/off indicates the unit is ready to be removed if desired.

This clip is approximately 7.699976345643 megabytes (7,817,584 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty eight minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

This video is of this product, but they're electrically and optically identical, so this is just peachy keen.

Product was purchased on on 05-09-10, and was received on 05-14-10.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: USB 4GB "flash" drive
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Small split ring
    SIZE: 2.30" L x 0.80" W x 0.30" D
    WEIGHT: 9.60g (0.340 oz.)
    WARRANTY: 2 years


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

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