The Toughest USB 3.0 Thumb Drives
Not all thumb drives are designed with performance in mind. The models on this page are being called out for their ruggedness. Some handle aggressive handling well, others are built to cope with hot and cold conditions, and a few are even marketed as waterproof. This doesn’t mean they don't perform, per se. Corsair's Flash Voyager GT managed to hit 52 and 94 MB/s at 32 and 64 GB, respectively, in the CrystalDiskMark sequential write benchmark.
- Corsair Flash Voyager GT (32 GB, USB 3.0, $37): shockproof and waterproof
- Corsair Flash Voyager GT (64 GB, USB 3.0, $75): shockproof and waterproof
- Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 (32 GB, USB 3.0, $59): shockproof
- LaCie RuggedKey (16 GB, USB 3.0, $36): heat and cold resistant, shockproof, and water resistant
- Patriot Supersonic Boost XT (32 GB, USB 3.0, $35): shockproof and water resistant