Corsair Flash Survivor GTR 32GB USB Flash DriveMay 18th, 2010 | By Simon
It’s easy to find the Survivor GTR on , but there’s not too much information about it.
- Encased in extremely strong CNC-milled, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum.
- Water resistant to 200M through the use of a EPDM waterproof seal.
- Protected from vibration or impact damage through the use of a molded shock dampening collar.
- Plug-&-Play with any USB 2.0 certified peripheral computer port (backward compatible with USB 1.1).
- USB extension cable and Dog Tags included.
- Protected by a Limited 10-year Warranty.
The ten year warranty is determined by the wear level. Each integrated chip has a finite number of write cycles before it fails. With the Flash Survivor GTR that number is 100,000 cycles. For the drive to fail in ten years you must write on each IC 27.4 times per day: 100,000 divided by 10 yrs divided by 365 days per year. That means for the 32GB model, you need to transfer 875GB per day to the Flash Survivor GTR for it to fail before the warranty is up.
The capacity of the UFD can be confirmed on the tip of the USB connector.
Details of the drive performance aren’t listed on Corsair’s website, but some searching reveals the maximum read speed of 32MB/s and write speed of 28MB/s. We’ll test this out in a moment.
The GTR is available in either a 32 or 64GB capacity.