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Corsair Survivor GT 8 GB USB 2.0 Drive
Digital Home Thoughts
31 August 2009
Excerpt: Today's review is a little bit of a change of pace from our normal reviews here at Digital Media Thoughts. Normally, we put products through the wringer, but it's not often that we get the chance to run them over with a car. In this review I'm going to to be looking at the 8 GB Corsair Survivor GT USB 2.0 Drive . This drive promises extreme durability, quick speeds, and encryption, all in one package.
Summary: Its full-bodied, no compromises hard-man routine makes the Corsair Survivor massively over-qualified for most everyday needs. For the narrow niche of people who really need extreme ruggedness, the Survivor fits the bill perfectly. For everyone else, it's down to whether the unquestionable bragging rights it brings are worth the £80 asking price.
Summary: Other small problems: One rubber grip wasn’t glued on the unit, and the device made an annoying squeaking noise when closing—not good if two dozen ninjas are parked inside the room you’re about to enter. Still, if speed and durability are your top concerns, we can’t imagine getting a key that’s any tougher than this baby.
Pros: Fast reads/writes for all file sizes, well-nigh indestructible.
Cons: Slight squeak when closing. No bundled encryption software.
Excerpt: While I didn't back my car over the Survivor to “crash test” it, the drive has a solid feel, and certainly looks like it could stand up to quite a bit of abuse. The water resistance is a nice plus, given that the drive is meant to be carried around, leading to the possibility of dropping it in a puddle, toilet, swimming pool, etc. You can rest assured that the Survivor will handle it all.
Summary: The Flash Survivor GT 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive offers a unique design that really makes it stand out from the typical flash drive. While the extreme toughness may seem like overkill to many users, the unique appearance serves as a reminder that the data onboard is being well protected from shock and water.
The Survivor GT isn't all about toughness though, as the rugged appearance conceals some serious high speed performance.
Pros: » Impressive performance, » Extremely durable construction, » Water resistant... Will survive the inadvertent trip through the washing machine, » 10 year warranty
Cons: » Relatively big, bulky, and heavy, » More expensive than comparable flash drives