Excerpt: My first thought when I picked up the Corsair Flash Survivor USB drive was that it’s huge. Much bigger than the pictures had looked online. I would say it’s about a quarter inch longer than the average USB flash drive , and a quarter of an inch taller. If you’re looking for a small, discrete flash drive , look else where. The Corsair flash Survivor USB drive is cylndar shape and tough as a tank. Which is it’s biggest selling point.
Excellent drive, okay random writes, hohum ergonomics
Aaron Ray-Crichton "- /\aron", Amazon
16 March 2014
Summary: I'm very happy with this drive. It's a good performer. It holds multiple boot images and has great read performance. The write performance for large files is excellent too. I just wish the controller was better at small writes. That's a minor criticism however. I like the status LED as well. For my application this is very useful. Now the reason I gave it four stars: This is an issue for all the Survivor series drives.
Summary: I just got this today and the speeds seem alright. I am using USB 2.0 and I have not ran Black Magic speed test on it or anything but it seems to be average or thereabouts with the 20 million other USB 2.0 drives I have lying around. What sets this apart for me is the durability and the capacity.
Summary: This is the fastest flash drive I have ever had. I have been moving some stuff from a Corsair Voyager over to this and to be honest, this is at least twice, maybe three times faster than the Voyager in the same USB 2.0 port. Get this drive and forget the rest. It is AMAZING!!! The build quality is unparallelled in this price range. Very sturdy, very slick looking and the security you have with this thing is unmatched.
Summary: Like Anonymous139 above, I owned a Survivor 16gb, then a 32, now the 128GB. All still work. This 128 benches out faster than advertised, and faster than my older VoyagerGT 32GB, and a good bit faster than my old Survivor 32GB too. Like Anon, I feel no need to stress test it. The others speak for it. Sexy black in and out, too. 24 bootable images wasn't enough, now I can do 100 !!!! :-) For those who don't know it - [...
Summary: I've owned the older 16GB, 32GB, and the 64GB models in the past. This is my first "Stealth" model. All are still working to this day - though the 16GB version lost its rubber rings on the outside. This 128GB model is the best yet! It isn't mind-blowingly fast, but it's better than most. But that's not why you buy a Survivor, now is it? I'm not going to torture-test mine. My 16GB model has been through enough to prove the Survivor's durability to me already.
Conclusion: I purchased this drive expecting durability, but in fact it survives only by very careful treatment, not everyday wear and tear. It is less than year old, and the rubber gasket around the USB plug has come off. The plug itself is way too bendable, making it useless without the cable extension that comes with it. It's a clever toy, but not a dependable tool.
Excerpt: My old 128mb memory stick had seen better days. That and it was becoming far too small in terms of memory size. It was okay at the time, don’t even know where it is now. But now that I have my 2tb external hard drive , when I’m swapping stuff around with my friends I really needed a bigger flash drive . I figured why bother buying one of those plastic ones only to go and break again.