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CORSAIR Survivor 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSV3-32GB

  • Rugged aluminum
  • USB 3.0
  • R/W: 80/40 MB/sec. max.
  • Model CMFSV3-32GB
  • 32GB
  • High performance USB 3.0

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The Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 flash drives offer incredibly rugged protection for your important data by safely encasing it in an anodized aircraft-grade aluminum housing that’s waterproof to 200 meters, vibration-resistant, and shock-resistant. The integrated loop makes it easy to connect to your keychain. The Flash Survivor USB 3.0 also brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance to the Flash Survivor family and it is backward compatible with USB 2.0. And it is plug-and-play with most operating systems. The Flash Survivor family is a favorite of consumers looking for fast, reliable data storage.



  • newegg Built to take abuse Your files are important — that's why you're taking them with you. Flash Survivor USB 3.0 helps keep them safe. The anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum housing is waterproof to 200 meters, vibration-resistant, and shock-resistant
  • newegg Fast The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification boasts optimized interface speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0. By taking advantage of the USB 3.0 technology, the Flash Survivor USB 3.0 offers read speeds up to four times faster than traditional USB 2.0 drives, while remaining full compatibility with USB 2.0 and play-n-play connectivity.
  • newegg Universal compatibility It works with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and even Linux without drivers, and there's no software to install — just plug it in, and go.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Brent L.
  • 2/29/2016 11:09:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth the cost so far

Pros: On the surface, this much protection for a USB drive seems like overkill. The cover is a full-length encasement of solid aluminum thicker than the metal making up most computer cases. The ends are sealed with a rubber gasket, and you do have to use a little force to push down the gasket enough to let the threads engage. Finally the ends of the cylinder have thick rubber "bumpers" to keep shocks to a minimum.

But, frankly, if you have data that you need to protect, whether it's work-related or personal and you may be going through rough territory, or you just want a bootable USB that could survive getting banged up, "just in case," the price is pretty darned right.

Physically, this thing is constructed tough, and I don't worry about any failures due to external trauma or exposures. I feel like, for peace of mind, it's been a worthwhile purchase.

(Plus the "THAT is your thumbdrive?!" looks when I bring it out are always amusing.)

Cons: Kind of unfair to say that it's a "con" but it is definitely larger than most USB drives. Or, more to the point, I don't feel it's a "con" for ME, but other folks may.

Also, most of my problems with flash memory has been random failure or corruption, and I don't see how the casing could prevent that. BUT it may be that cheap flash drives are cheaply made in all senses of the word, and I have high hopes that the flash memory in this drive will be as long lasting as the case protecting it.

Other Thoughts: EDIT:
Have owned for several years now, managed to avoid disaster testing until recently. This device has now survived a run through a "conventional" washing machine, 1-2 runs through a high-efficiency washing machine, and survived about 50% of a cycle through a clothes dryer before being pulled out, as well as assorted desk-high type drops, and is continuing to work normally. No lost sectors noted after last scan. Excellent device.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2016 9:15:14 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks cool and Does Its Job

Pros: -cool looking
-conversation starter

Cons: -Extremely hard to carry

Other Thoughts: It's not something that I would use for everyday carry because of its size, but it's definitely nice to look at and a decent capacity

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  • Kshitij D.
  • 9/11/2015 9:05:54 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDurable and fast

Pros: The housing is durable and transfer speeds are excellent.

Cons: The attachment between the actual flash drive part and the housing is a little weak, (though it hasn't broken yet and I got it 3+ years ago)

Other Thoughts: At times I've had to format the drive because computers would stop recognizing it or reading data from it. Each time I was concerned that it had failed, but a format brings it right back.

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  • Kyle P.
  • 9/29/2014 11:04:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair Survivor Flash Drive (Silver)

Pros: Solid construction. USB 3.0 speed.

Cons: Squeaks when tightening.

Other Thoughts: The hole in the top would be a tough job to get most key rings in. Slightly bulky but to be expected for what it is.

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  • Nathan W.
  • 7/24/2014 2:22:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA True Survivor!

Pros: I've had this for almost 3 years. It works great still. I use it all the time. I reformatted mine to NTFS, it's much faster this way, but won't work on a game console this way. Which is fine, i knew it wouldn't. Most gaming consoles require FAT32 File systems.

Cons: NONE! D-:<

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5 out of 5 eggsFantastic flash drive

Pros: Very fast with a sturdy design.

Cons: A little large

Other Thoughts: With the sheathe the size inst that big of an issue. This drive is very fast. Im getting around 65mb/sec read/writes consistently. Ive been very happy with how sturdy this drive is and the performance of it is very good. Money well spent.

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  • Richard L.
  • 11/18/2013 6:05:22 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurvivor

Pros: This is my second Survivor purchase, not because I am replacing my drive, but to purchase one for my wife. This is by far the longest I have been able to keep a usb drive working. This drive is always with me and it takes a beating. It really lives up to the name.

Cons: Signs of wear include a little wobble between the case and connector. One of the rubber grips kept falling off in my pocket and finally was lost. These are just minor annoyances after over a year of reliable service and still going strong.

Other Thoughts: If you think this drive is pricey then keep your receipts for a year of your other drive(s) and add them up.

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  • Liem D.
  • 10/26/2013 8:28:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDie unexpectedly

Pros: Fast and very solid build

Cons: High price
Not reliable, die unexpectedly after less than 2 yrs. That is too bad, lost a lot of backup files. I'll file for a replacement.

Other Thoughts: After SD card and this usb flash drive failed, I have second thought about solid state tech. I always thought it was more reliable than traditional drive.

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  • John U.
  • 8/24/2013 9:06:55 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSelf destruct

Pros: Solid as a rock physical case

Cons: Flash technology is poor
Drive WILL fail

Other Thoughts: Have had 2 of these drives - LOVE the case. will not be damaged by physical contact like keys in your pocket... have dropped a number of times with no issues.

BOTH of these drives have failed - Corsair replaced one without an problem. It is just disappointing that a drive considered to be so rugged will fail from the inside. 1st symptom is that windows asks to "scan for errors" - I did this / wiped the drive / reformatted and rescanned for bad sectors with no success... it is not just a few sectors with a problem... the entire flash chip fails...

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  • Daniel B.
  • 4/13/2013 3:19:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood memory

Pros: -Great memory
-Corsair quality
-Looks cool
-Great protection

Cons: -Little Heavy (Can bend the socket in time)
-A little big

Other Thoughts: Great memory unit, just wish it had a little more durability where the socket was. After about 6 months, it bent on its own with just the shear weight.

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