Corsair 8GB Survivor GT Flash Drive
Corsair's new Survivor GT 8GB flash drive is definitely a force to be reckoned with. It's CNC-milled 6061 type 2 aluminum shell is said to withstand being dropped, as well as being water resistant up to a ridiculous 200m! It's also said to be shock-proof, but that won't be tested for safety issues. The survivor also comes in a 4GB non-GT form:
The first thing we decided to do was put the Survivor GTs water resistance to the test. While we don't have 200m to test in, we at Techwarelabs are fairly sure the only water your flash drive should see is a pool, sink, bathtub, washing machine, or toilet. We opted to filling up a bucket as high as it would go (approximately 13in. or 0.3302m). We left it under water for 2 minutes, and when we took it out, it was completely dry. While we understand that we tested 1/606 of the suggested depth, we feel content.
Corsair places these two charts on the back of the package:
We built folders of pictures of the same size and tested the speeds of the Flash Survivor GT against a 1GB PNY mini Attache, a 2GB Kingmax, and a 512MB no-name brand.
While we did not receive the same results they did (approximately doubled times), we still noticed that the Flash Survivor GT performed much quicker than the other three.
We decided while we were comparing the speeds of the four flash drives above, we'd also compare the price per GB of them. There is also a 4GB Survivor GT, as well as the Survivor non-GT lines, so we compared the price of those as well.
While the cheapest per GB is the 2GB kingmax, it only operated at 20% the speed of the 8GB Corsair Survivor GT. The Survivor GT also has the water resistance, shock resistance, and durability. For the price, I still believe the Corsair Survivor is worth the money.
After thorough testing and comparison, the 8GB Corsair Survivor GT towers over the standards for today's flash drives. It's durable, water resistant, and shock resistant as well, giving new meaning to a flash drive. The price per GB is fairly comparable to other flash drives on the market today, and it comes with a 10 year warranty, proving that Corsair still continues to make memory products they trust.
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