Corsair has launched the Flash Survivor range, a selection of USB drives that are designed to withstand the elements, being shock-proof and water-proof up to 200 meters, reported Daily Tech.
The Flash drives feature 256-bit encryption and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) seals. The drives’ shock and vibration resistance comes from the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milled aluminium coupled with rubber moulded collar shielding.
"Corsair has built the Flash Survivor family specifically for customers with a ‘Bring It On!’ attitude, someone who doesn’t want to worry if his or her equipment can stand up to the active lifestyle they lead," said Corsair VP of marketing Jack Peterson. "Storing your valuable information on a USB flash drive capable of weathering the storm of everyday life while ensuring your data is safe — that is what Flash Survivor is all about."
Two versions of the new drive will initially be available – the 4GB Flash Survivor ($59.99) and the 8GB Flash Survivor GT ($129.99). The Flash Survivor GT will offer read speeds of 34MB/sec and write speeds of 23MB per second.