Owners of SanDisku2019s Cruzer Freedom USB flash drive can now download more than 40 songs from a variety of recording artists as part of an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Owners of SanDisk?s Cruzer Freedom USB flash drive can now download more than 40 songs from a variety of recording artists as part of an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The offer uses a new technology that stores music to the flash drive but allows it to be played on any personal computer and other devices that accept USB connections.

Although the tracks are available for free, SanDisk and the featured community of artists hope that Cruzer Freedom owners will make voluntary donations to their choice of charities involved with the Katrina disaster relief effort. There are links to these organizations from the Freedom online catalog, which offers books, music and other content. To access the catalog, users should plug the drive into a USB port of a computer that is connected to the Internet and click on www.cfsv.com/Katrina/index.html

Jean-Christophe Klein, who heads up SanDisk?s digital art platform, said, ?Along with this stellar group of performers, SanDisk asks that people who download this music click on the link and make a meaningful contribution to the charity of their choice.?