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I have a Corsair Voyager GT 4GB that's been serving me well for years but I need something bigger. Of course I'm inclined to get another Voyager GT since I've been happy with my current one, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I should be looking at. I really like the Voyager GT because it's coated in a thick rubber material for protection (from impacts and from the elements). I'll consider any alternatives in the same vein. Also, USB 3.0 would be great since my PC supports it.
Mainly I'm looking for something that's resistant, with reliable internals.
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Budget? Desired capacity? Any physical size restraints?
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Go USB 3.0, 32GB from any good brand (Corsair, Adata, Kingston, etc...).
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Silicon Power is good for USB 2.0, I get 45Mb/s
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Budget? Desired capacity? Any physical size restraints?
I guess ~$50-60 would work. Any capacity within that budget. For physical size, well, something about the size of my current Voyager GT would be fine. It's always either hanging around my neck or in a pocket, so size isn't a huge issue.

I know about the IronKey, it's too expensive and quite unnecessary for my needs I put a TrueCrypt volume for the sensitive stuff on the drive, everything else is expendable, and I don't need it to survive the nuclear holocaust either
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You don't need it to survive the nuclear holocaust!?

Well you're no fun...

Here's a few suggestions sure to perish when the Soviets get their Nuke on!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220552

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233176

But if you do value nuclear survival:

post #8 of 11
A review on Tom's Hardware pitted a few USB 3.0 keys against a couple USB 2.0 keys, and the one I went with was the A-Data S102 16GB drive. It seems to be a good all-arounder at a very reasonable price point (16GB is $25), and works well with smaller file sizes. Not the best for large files though, but good for shuffling movies and music around.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
I wish these were cheaper, ugh.

Anybody know how tough those iamakey usb sticks are?? Could it actually handle life on my key chain?
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I forgot to say that I would need it to work in both Windows 7 and Mac OS X. I figure formatting the drive as exFAT will take care of that, but just making sure
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