Top 6 Armoured USB Flash Drives

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An armoured or rugged USB flash drive provides protection for portable data. These memory sticks have metal, rubber, or plastic casings that reduce the risk of damage from impact, moisture, and contaminants. These devices are ideal for those that value their data, but are unable to guard their standard flash drives against the perils of daily use. Buyers should learn about the top six armoured USB flash drives and their features before shopping from computer shops, electronics stores, and online from marketplaces such as eBay.
1 Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 offers rugged protection for data. It has an anodised aircraft-grade aluminium casing that is waterproof to depths of up to 200 metres. It is vibration and shock-resistant. The Flash Survivor is USB 2.0 compatible and offers USB 3.0 data transfer rates, which are up to four times faster than USB 2.0. Users can watch most video files directly from the drive without copying them to a hard drive. The Corsair Flash Survivor works with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux without additional drivers. It comes in 16, 32, and 64GB capacities.

 
 

2 Transcend JetFlash V70 Flash Drive
Transcend JetFlash V70 Flash Drive

The plug-and-play Transcend JetFlash V70 is made of durable eco-friendly rubber that is easy to grip. It is resistant to shock, moisture, dust, and other contaminants. It has a sporty design that comes in bright colours. The drive is equipped with Transcend Elite data management software and its capacities include 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64GB. It is a USB 2.0 device and is compatible with USB 3.0, but does not offer USB 3.0 transfer rates. Users that require faster data transfer speeds should consider the JetFlash 810 a rugged USB 3.0 flash drive.

 
 

3 Kingston DataTraveler R3.0
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0

The Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 offers high-speed USB 3.0 performance protected with a rugged shock-resistant rubber casing. When used with USB 3.0, the drive achieves write speeds of up to 70 megabits per second and read speeds of up to 30 megabits per second. It is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. It supports Linux, Mac, and Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, and comes in 8, 16, 32, and 64GB capacities. It measures 39 x 12.35 x 4.55 millimetres and operates in temperatures ranging from 0 to 60 degrees Celsius. Users can store these drives in temperatures ranging from -20 to 85 degrees Celsius.

 
 

4 Verbatim Micro USB Drive
Verbatim Micro  USB Drive

The compact Verbatim Micro USB drive comes with a flexible protective rubber cover. The System In Package (SIP) design protects the drive's components from water, dust, and debris, and the cover shields the USB connector when the device is not in use. It has a large carrying ring to keep the device safe and within reach. It comes in 8, 16, and 32GB capacities. The drive weighs only 3 grams and is 4.4 millimetres thick. It has a USB 2.0 interface and it is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 1.1. It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

 
 

5 Corsair Flash Voyager GT 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Corsair Flash Voyager GT 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The Corsair Flash Voyager GT 32GB USB 3.0 comes in a sleek, all-rubber casing that provides durability, as well as water and shock resistance. Its interface guarantees faster data transfer rates than standard USB 3.0 drives. This plug-and-play drive is compatible with earlier USB versions, as well as Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

 
 

6 LaCie RuggedKey 64GB All-Terrain USB 3.0 Flash Drive
LaCie RuggedKey 64GB All-Terrain USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The rubber-encased LaCie RuggedKey USB 3.0 64GB drive is drop resistant up to 100 metres and offers secure AS 256-bit data encryption. It is resistant to heat, cold, damage from dust, and water. It offers fast USB 3.0 data transfer rates and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This device comes in a range of capacities.

 
 

How to Buy Armoured USB Flash Drives on eBay

eBay sellers offer a variety of armoured USB flash drives at competitive prices. Simply type keywords, for example, "rugged 8GB flash drive", into the search field that appears on every page. This displays all of the items tagged with the keywords that you have chosen. Browse the listings or narrow down your results by choosing the most appropriate item specification. Armoured USB drives have protective casings that guard their components from damage caused by bumps, drops, and environmental contaminants. Buyers should take note of the capacity and design of the drive before making a purchase.
 
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