Corsair generously sent along their 8GB Survivor Flash Drive midsummer for me to field test at the behesting of this post. Over the last few months I have done everything I can to beat this flash drive to hell. The flash drive comes in its own CNC-milled, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum case. In its case an EDPM o-ring makes the case resistant to 200m. The drive has a molded shock dampening collar that prevents vibration from impact being transmitted to the drive. Here is a list of all the things I have done to the drive and it still works.
- Ran over it with my 2 Ton Jeep Wrangler…no damage
- 2 Dives to 35′ with it in my BC pocket, total of 2 hours underwater…still works
- 15 minutes in a pint of Guinness…still works, Guinness has metallic taste
- 10 minutes in the right claw of a rock crab…no damage except to my own left digit
- 18 airplane flights with it in the outer, unprotected pocket of checked luggage…still works
- 1 hour chew toy for boxer puppy…slobbery but still works
- 1 dive to 40′ in 55 degree water in pocket of BC…still fine
- 20′ drop on to aft aluminum deck of research vessel…as you might of guessed still fine
This is the drive you need! I can’t really figure out how to destroy this drive anymore than I already have. The good news it stands up to my everyday life and it should yours too. The best part has to be the full 8GB of storage. More than enough to hold all of my data and room for some mp3’s and anything else that catches my fancy. Data transfer is by far faster than any of the other USB drives in my geek arsenal. The 4GB version retails for near $50 and the 8GB near $175.