Summary: Like all USB 3.0 drives, it is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports. We found reviews of the current Flash Survivor 3.0 version on Amazon.com and Newegg.com. Older reviews by EverythingUSB.com and Phoronix.com of a previous version of the Flash Survivor, the Corsair Flash Survivor GT, include durability testing of the case, which is unchanged in the new model.
Pros: Water resistant to 200 meters, Withstands vibration and shock in tests, High quality, tough look and feel, USB 3.0 transfer speeds
Cons: On the slow side for a USB 3.0 drive, Large physical size, Lack of accessories, including extension cable
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. Legit Reviews got our hands on one of these new ’2nd generation’ Flash Voyager 3.0 16GB drives and just had to run some performance tests on it to see how these new drives perform!
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. It’s really water resistant, super-strong and can take lots of abuse, the construction is definitely top-notch and the performance is acceptable. However at the same time, acceptable performance just isn’t good enough for me.
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.
Pros: Rugged construction, Water resistant, Fast read speed, Ten-year warranty,
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 . As always, UK based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the...
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.
Summary: Overall, the Survivor did well in our benchmark tests—except in our small-file write test; the Survivor took 11:22 (min:sec) to complete this test, compared to the 9:34 that OCZ's 32GB ATV required. The Survivor has done nothing to lose its status as Kick Ass worthy and remains the best choice for those with James Bondian inclinations—its included encryption software and ability to stand up to abuse make it a worthy accessory on all your top-secret missions.
Pros: Indestructible formfactor makes this a go-to device for your next secret mission