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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
I owned the original version of the USB drive, and I have to say, its one of the toughest things I've ever owned. I got it after the previous 2 thumb drives of mine were destroyed by careless co-workers (One crushed underfoot, one rolled over and broken when they flipped the laptop it was hooked into over). I went online, saw what was claimed to be an indestructible USB drive, and thought that I'd make Corsair eat their words. In the end, I ate mine.
This thumb drive lasted 12 months of duty in Iraq, being in my pocket every day. It got dropped off two story buildings, stomped on by boots, subjected to my co-workers carelessness, and it still ran fine. I then began testing the device - I drowned it in water for 3 days, and not a drop pierced the case. Running it over with a 4 ton military vehicle had no affect. 20 seconds under a butane torch amounted to nothing more then the case's ridged design being melted into my hand for months.
3 years after purchase, the thumb drive finally took a hit. The external case can be easily smashed ever so slightly if the USB core is not inside. 5 years after purchase, when I was bored one night, I decided to open the USB stick up and see if I could replace the innards with a larger model. Unfortunately, I tore the grounding out in the process. And the thumb drive still works.
This drive is not the fastest in the market - In fact, it appears its speed has not increased one bit since I bought mine oh so long ago. If you need to carry your data around in a device that will under no circumstances ever die, then this is it.