On The...Torture Rack? LaCie's Unbreakable USB Thumb Drive

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  • alikum
    jupiter optimus maximusWhy not try get a gun a shoot the LaCie USB drive and see if it is able to stop a bullet? If so, i will buy right away...

    And chain them together and use as bullet proof vest?
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  • cangelini
    Had this been performed in the US (our French team wrote it), you *know* I would have taken as much California-legal firepower to it as possible. Ever since that "CPU Shootout" two April 1sts ago, I've been itching to put a few more rounds into hardware.

    Call it payback for pre-production components that keep me up late at night troubleshooting...
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  • winner4455
    Wow, I found it amazing how much a regular drive could handle.
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  • winner4455
    Wow, I found it amazing how much a regular drive could handle.
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  • Anonymous
    Why not try get a gun a shoot the LaCie USB drive and see if it is able to stop a bullet? If so, i will buy right away...
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  • alikum
    jupiter optimus maximusWhy not try get a gun a shoot the LaCie USB drive and see if it is able to stop a bullet? If so, i will buy right away...

    And chain them together and use as bullet proof vest?
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  • Randomacts
    So its a no go on the buy...

    Big surprise ...


    Not..
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  • iam2thecrowe
    you forgot the washing machine test (my usb stick has been through twice and survived) and the run over it with a lawnmower test (again my usb key survived!)
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  • ta152h
    Next time use a better acid. Nitric Acid will dissolve many things normal acids can't. Of course, Hydrofluoric Acid would work quite well on just about anything, although not a strong acid.

    I would strongly recommend one more test. Let a goat eat it, and see what happens. The damn things eat cans, so they have a chance against this thing. If the goat displays unusually good memory a little while after eating it, you'll have your answer.
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  • jj463rd
    Some thermite with an igniter will do it in.So will some R.D.X. with a #8 blasting cap too.
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  • cangelini
    Had this been performed in the US (our French team wrote it), you *know* I would have taken as much California-legal firepower to it as possible. Ever since that "CPU Shootout" two April 1sts ago, I've been itching to put a few more rounds into hardware.

    Call it payback for pre-production components that keep me up late at night troubleshooting...
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  • jasperjones
    ^^^ lol
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  • arkadi
    What next? You guys will test computer rigs? That i want to see ^_^
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  • sudeshc
    whats the point of alot of those useless tests i dont want a USB sticky thing for world war, i want them for serious use for what they are meant.
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  • Anonymous
    Why would you pick a control only to swap it out for non-identical other... not very scientific method; they may be similar but not the same.

    The experiment does show the durability but not in any kind of legitimate quantitativeness; I ended more annoyed at this article than informed.
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  • eddieroolz
    The regular drives stood up to the test amazingly well! And here I was, worried about mistreating my drive.

    On the other hand, the LaCie drive is no less impressive either. That thing's probably indestructable. Unless you nuke it.
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  • Anonymous
    (1) I had an Imation USB drive in the slot while reformatting a hard drive to reload Win XP. Unfortunately, the PC brought up the USB rather than the HD partition, and it did not survive reformatting. Dead as a dodo.

    (2) Are you auditioning for Mythbusters?
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  • Anonymous
    They should give it to the "Will It Blend" guy. If it survives that I'll be impressed.
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  • simontay1984
    You should've tested it with thermite. It burns at around 2000 degrees C.
    Nothing that brainiac has ever tested has survived. For US readers, brainiac is a science program in the UK. Thermite vs safe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2OeWS3G-A
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  • Anonymous
    I bet a microwave could do the job you guys couldn't! :-)
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  • adaman2576
    simontay1984You should've tested it with thermite. It burns at around 2000 degrees C.Nothing that brainiac has ever tested has survived. For US readers, brainiac is a science program in the UK. Thermite vs safe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2OeWS3G-A

    +1 for brainiac. They don't show that enough in the US. Way better than mythbusters.
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  • soulrider4ever
    would love to see how the IronKey holds up to these tests in comparison.
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  • C00lIT
    Got a 2gig Cruzer Titenium that is now 5 years old that has always been on my keychain.

    Montreal Canada so dropped in water, slush, snow and pavement.
    USB Keys are quite unkillable unless you get their weakspots.

    Mine got killed by my friend stepping on it when it was plugged into the computer... Tho I opened it and welded the connector inside back in place... still running perfectly.
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