Excerpt: Corsair officially launched the companies first generation USB 3.0 Flash drives on May 19th, 2011 and more recently on September 9th, 2011 they announced the launch of their second generation USB 3.0 Flash drives.
Conclusion: I leave this review with mixed feelings regarding the Corsair 32GB Flash Survivor USB drive. I have nothing but praise regarding the abilities of the Flash Survivors physical abilities.
Pros: Extremely strong because of CNC-milled, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum., Water resistant holds true., Can take lots of beatings and it holds up like nothing happened., 10-year warranty and RMA process is simply and fast., Read speeds are pretty fast.
Cons: Write speed not fast enough for something that looks military. The military is strong and swift, the Corsair Flash Survivor is strong but not swift., First unit prematurely died on me in 2-3 months time., Could be too bulky for some., Could be too pricey for some.
Conclusion: The Corsair Flash Survivor range comes strongly recommended, primarily because it is only one of a handful of ruggedized USB storage devices and the price is very reasonable indeed. At the time of writing, the 32GB version costs around $80 which isn’t much more than basic plastic casing models.
Summary: We like that Corsair Flash Survivor boasts tough-as-nails physical durability, which is backed up a ten-year warranty, but its write speeds are subpar. If you don't require breakneck performance, this USB drive is worth a look.
Corsair SURVIVOR 32GB USB pendrive review and execution
25 September 2008
Conclusion: Corsair08 Large, good-looking and versatile, the Corsair SURVIVOR 32GB makes sense for those who need capacity and a modicum of speed in a portable USB pendrive. The Corsair 32GB SURVIVOR is available for £85 at SCAN.co.uk .
Excerpt: Though outdoorsy types might pretend otherwise, we live in a digital world. Photos, maps, documents, trail guides and GPS coordinates now by and large reside as virtual media, just zeros and ones of binary code, magnetic blips on a disk or a drive somewhere (hopefully) safe and secure.
Excerpt: We previously reviewed the 8GB version of the Survivor and were impressed enough to give it a Kick Ass award, due in part to its ability to survive our extensive series of durability tests unscathed.
Pros: Indestructible formfactor makes this a go-to device for your next secret mission
Conclusion: The Corsair Survivor flash drive came with an open source on the fly encryption software called TrueCrypt . This is a great option for business users who are constantly moving important files from machine to machine.
Pros: Comes with encryption software, 8GB of storage space, Water proof, Durable case