Today I will be taking a look at the Corsair Flash Survivor. The Survivor comes in two sizes, a 4GB and 8GB version. We have the 8GB version on our test bed. Let's take a look and see just how durable it is.
Corsair have been making high performance memory modules and products since 1994. Aside from their great performing memory for PCs, they also make great portable flash memory drives like the Voyager and today's Survivor.
- Water proof up to 200 meters
- Durable (CNC Milled 6061 type-2 aluminum)
- Shock dampening collar
- Plug n play (Driverless installation)
- TrueCrypt43 encryption software on the flash drive
The front of the package describes a few of the extreme highlights that come with this flash memory drive. Features like anti-shock and water-resistant operation are main selling points. The water resistant feature is a nice one to anyone that has washed their flash drives by accident in the washer or having your kids throw it into the fish tank.
The back of the package goes into more detail of the features of the flash drive.
Once you open the casing, the actual flash drive has the Survivor name on one side and GT on the other. At the base of the stick side is a rubber washer to help seal in the drive to the casing.
Included within the package we have a dog tag with the corsair logo and name, a USB extension cable, and the flash drive with casing.
The visual size of the survivor is a little smaller than a Samsung A930 cell phone and as thick as one when it is closed. The rubber rings on the outside of the case help with the anti-shock.
Below is a shot of the Survivor compared to a microdrive and a mini-thumb drive.
Like I said at the beginning of the review, having little kids that like throwing things in the fish tank can be a pain. After the fish tank test, I also ran it through the dish washer.
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