The extremely rugged Flash Survivor


May 1, 2007

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May 2, 2007 Meet the Flash Survivor – no, it’s not another reality TV show, but one of the most rugged USB drives we’ve ever seen. The US$130 8GB Survivor is water-resistant to 200 metres (650 ft), encased in a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milled aluminum (as found in aircraft part production) case, and being solid-state, it’s incredibly shock-proof anyway. Additional protection from shock and vibration is achieved through the use of rubber moulded collar shielding which absorbs the impact force to prevent damage to the inner drive and the USB connector, making it ideal to safely store information in the most demanding environments.

The water-resistance to a depth of 200 Meters (650 ft or 20 atmospheres) is enabled by an EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) waterproof seal. During testing, no leaking or compromised integrity of the data on the drive was found.

The Flash Survivor comes pre-loaded with a security application with 256bit AES encryption, the most secure encryption algorithms available. The application allows users to create a hidden, password-protected partition on the drive.

The GT version of the Flash Survivor delivers sustained read/write performance up to 34MB/sec (28MB/sec standard).

The Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB is backed by a 10-year Limited Warranty complete with customer support via telephone, email, forum and TechSupport Xpress troubleshooting guide.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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