Date: September 25th, 2007
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Corsair
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CORSAIR SURVIVOR GT INTRODUCTION
Back when I first started in computers, and I needed to carry files from one site to another, I would reach for the venerable floppy disk (5.25” for you old farts out there). Back then, files were small enough to be carried this way. As time went on, files got larger, so a new medium was needed. Floppy disks just wouldn't cut it anymore. CD's were an option by then, but CD's is too bulky to fit into a pocket and are prone to damage.
Enter the flash drive, a small, easily portable data medium that seems to fit all bills. These days, the USB flash drive is the ubiquitous choice for anyone needing to carry files, pictures, and music with them. Today, there are literally hundreds of choices, both in size and formfactor, ranging from small, “cute” drives in pastel colors all the way up to relatively large, heavy-duty models.
Today, I am taking a look at Corsair's Survivor GT model of USB drive. Billed as a tough, waterproof, and durable drive, Corsair is hoping to win your dollars based on those factors. Let's see how the Survivor stacks up.
CORSAIR CORPORATE PROFILE
Products to Meet the Demands of Performance Computing
Corsair has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed modules since 1994. Our focus has always been on supporting the special demands of mission-critical servers and high-end workstations, as well as the performance demands of extreme gamers. While maintaining this core focus, in recent years, we've also brought our expertise, technology leadership and legendary quality and reliability to memory and other technology products for the more mainstream consumer.
Memory That Meets The Toughest Demands
As a pioneer in high-speed module design, Corsair is a trusted supplier to many computer manufacturers. In high-density memory solutions, Corsair has always been one of the first suppliers to achieve advanced qualifications on Intel, Tyan and SuperMicro server platforms. We also work closely with other major server platform manufacturers to release product that is 100% compatible with their latest server products.
What Sets Corsair Apart?
With more high-speed experience than anyone in the industry, we know the importance of design features like tightly-controlled trace lengths, controlled impedances, clock trace design, unbroken power and ground planes, and selectively plated gold. Corsair Memory has developed an industry-wide reputation for quality, compatibility and performance.