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Corsair 8GB USB 2.0 Rugged, Water and Shock Resistant Flash Drive £9.79 @ Amazon With data transfer rates up to 19MB/sec
Corsair 8GB USB 2.0 Rugged, Water and Shock Resistant Flash Drive £9.79 @ Amazon With data transfer rates up to 19MB/sec

Corsair 8GB USB 2.0 Rugged, Water and Shock Resistant Flash Drive £9.79 @ Amazon With data transfer rates up to 19MB/sec

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Corsair 8GB USB 2.0 Rugged, Water and Shock Resistant Flash Drive £9.79 @ Amazon With data transfer rates up to 19MB/sec. As the 7dayshop deal is no longer available, this price whilst slightly more is still a good deal compared to other retailers. £12.79 @ Play.

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None of my usb sticks were sold has being water resistant. One of them went through a full washing machine cycle but still worked after leaving it to dry out for a couple of days. Suppose it still worked because there's no moving parts inside the thing or no current going through it unless its plugged in.
Edited by: "iand123" 1st Jan 2010

Are these guaranteed water resistant though? You'd get your money back if it failed, though your data would still be screwed.

If water does get inside electronics, even if it dries out it can still have caused some oxidisation which could have bridged some points together inside; use WD40 to blast any water out from under microchips and other components inside, it won't cause any sort of reaction and is non electrically conductive, and could prevent any damage before it happens. Though the pen drive would be a bit slick

A friend at Uni has had two of these type of Corsair rugged sticks fail on him, given that and the occasional deal on reconditioned ones you see on here (who reconditions pen drives - someone who received a load of failed ones) I wouldn't trust them myself.

Edited by: "BlueDan" 1st Jan 2010

As I mentioned in a deal similar to this one, spend the few extra £ and buy CURRENT technology rather than this dinosaur

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The ruggedness might come in handy one day but from experience, most good quality USB drives are shock resistant anyway. The ones most prone to dying are that sliding ones. As long as the case is hard or metallic (no flex) then the solder joints should remain crack free. The water thing I'm not too sure about. Haven't come across a water damaged USB drive yet

Edited by: "semo" 1st Jan 2010

the quality of these are poor

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As I mentioned in a deal similar to this one, spend the few extra £ and … As I mentioned in a deal similar to this one, spend the few extra £ and buy CURRENT technology rather than this dinosaurhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-supertalent-st3u8edb-superspeed-usb30-express-duo-read-67-(mb-s)-write-23-(mb-s)The ruggedness might come in handy one day but from experience, most good quality USB drives are shock resistant anyway. The ones most prone to dying are that sliding ones. As long as the case is hard or metallic (no flex) then the solder joints should remain crack free. The water thing I'm not too sure about. Haven't come across a water damaged USB drive yet


Realistically how many people have USB3. Also never heard of the brand Super Talent. Plus £3.99 shipping if you do not qualify for free delivery. Would you call Hard Drives dinosaurs because SSDs are the new tech.

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Realistically how many people have USB3. Also never heard of the brand … Realistically how many people have USB3. Also never heard of the brand Super Talent. Plus £3.99 shipping if you do not qualify for free delivery. Would you call Hard Drives dinosaurs because SSDs are the new tech.

Yes. Just like cassettes and VHS are but we use tapes in the enterprise for boring backups. Regardless of who has USB 3 or not, the super talent can saturate anyone's USB 2 ports on read and come close to saturating it on write. Like I said, it costs a few £ more but you get a better drive today and even a better drive once USB 3 becomes the de facto standard.
Edited by: "semo" 1st Jan 2010
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