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A Reliable USB Flash Drive?

Posted on: April 3rd, 2010 by under Hardware | 2 Comments

Flash Voyager USB Drive

I was beginning to think the phrase  “reliable USB Flash Drive” was an oxymoron. I am notoriously hard on my flash drives. They always reside in my pocket, getting bent, twisted, squashed, etc.

I was going through flash drives like my dog goes through squeak toys. Getting tired of shipping drives back for replacement, I thought that there surely must be a company out there that makes more rugged flash drives.

Well I was right. I found a company called Corsair that makes a product Called the Flash Voyager.

Perusing the product literature, I came across these words:  “With its durable rubber housing protecting your data, Corsair’s Flash Voyager provides a safe, convenient way to carry your data. Its unique design fits easily in a pocket or purse and is tough construction stands up to all kinds of abuse.”

Music to my ears. But does the product live up to the marketing-speak? Well, after 8 months of living in my pockets, I can absolutely say YES.

Current capacities for this product go as high as 64GB , but the best value seems to be the 32GB model, which can be found at newegg.com for $110.

More information on Corsair products can be found HERE.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Al. Very useful info. Back in the Day, at Singer-Kearfott/Plessey/GEC-Marconi/BAEsystems the main risk with solid-state memory was the limited number of reads and (especially) writes that such non-volatile memory would allow. Is this still a problem with today’s flash drives?


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