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: 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.
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 average price of $125 USD for the 8GB Survivor GT is a little steep. Less durable 8GB USB drives sell for about $70 USD online. If you don’t need extra strong physical protection of your data, go with a cheaper plastic drive.
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 It's not difficult to determine where the wedge hit the SURVIVOR. And the bent nature of the USB connector. Such was the impact of the wedge, that it was practically impossible to unscrew the cylinder from the drive. Two wrenches had to be used to remove the outer section.
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.
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
Corsair USB Flash Drives: Survivor and Padlock Change the Game
14 August 2007
Excerpt: If I know my readers, chances are you have more than few of these now commodity flash drives sitting around your desk. While once the floppy drive, Zip drive and CD-R discs were the temporary storage media of choice, that has quickly been surpassed by the use of USB flash drives.