Top 5 Rugged Pen Drives


Take a rather inexpensive, run-of-the-mill piece of hardware, couple it with all the invaluable data that it can possibly store, and we have what constitutes the most precious portable data-storage device doing the rounds in the world today.

Pen drives provide you with a relatively easy way to keep all of your precious data safe and sound, along with the added benefit of portability, which is extremely important in today’s fast-paced world. Today, everything is done on the go, which makes it vital for you to have your data in a portable form as well.

Data-recovery hassles, and cost overheads are a thing of the past with what’s on offer here. The major pen drive manufacturers in the world have provided their entries into this segment of the market.  What classifies them into this category is serious ruggedness? Gear up to brose through this impressive line-up of!

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth
Aircraft-grade aluminium, 200 m water resistance, and 40G shock resistance are not features that you associate with your everyday pen drives. With a hip encasing that looks straight out of a Ridley Scott sci-fi film, it has the word ‘masculine’ stamped all over it. Even a single glance at this device will tell you that it is far more durable than your average pen drive.

Its performance is a bit of a letdown though, with a below-average write speed of 20mbps and an average read speed of 70mbps. With a 5 year replacement warranty from its manufacturers, it definitely features in the 16GB pen drive price list of rugged pen drives, which we are presenting you with, and is a safe bet to buy, minor glitches apart. The 16GB version of this pen drive comes at a price of INR 3,068, which is rather economical.

Corsair Flash Voyager GT

Corsair Flash Voyager GT
An all around rubber enclosing makes this pen drive impervious to serious shocks and bumps, in addition to providing you with a sturdy grip. A cheaper alternative to others in its category, this pen drive comes with an impressive read speed of 135mbps and a 41mbps write speed (32 GB variant), thus making this an absolute bestseller in the 16GB pen drive price list as well as in the 32GB category. The 16GB variant of this pen drive comes at a price of INR 2,360, while the 32GB pen drive is priced at INR 4,123.

SanDisk Cruzer Titanium

SanDisk Cruzer Titanium
A perfect companion for your everyday data-storage and transfer needs, this sturdy little storage device can take almost any harsh treatment that comes its way. Thanks to its ultra durable titanium armour and a retractable USB connector, this pen drive is as rugged as any pen drive could ever be.
A major let down, though, is the presence of a USB 2.0 port, seriously limiting data-transfer speeds. Besides this, the device is pretty impressive. The 4GB version comes for INR 1,499, while the 8GB version is priced at INR 2,499. This pen drive is even available in a 16GB version as well.

Kingston Data Traveller R500

Kingston Data Traveller R500

Available in 64GB and 128GB variants, with a vibrant orange-black dual-toned rubber casing, it is amongst the lightest pen-drives available in the market today. Memory exhaustions are a thing of the past with capacities large enough to carry all your data along with you, wherever you go. Shock proof, scratch proof, and water resistant are features that make this immune to general wear and tear that ruin the best of pen drives.

With a preformatted FAT32 drive, all you need to do is plug-and-play. The 64GB version of this pen drive is priced at a rather average price of INR 6,499.

The iPod Flash Drive

The iPod Flash DriveThis 1GB flash drive is ideal for all of those who love their iPods and other Apple devices. Memory exhaustions are a thing of the past now, with this convenient storage device that enables you to carry your data along with you, wherever you go. Its sturdy casing is a feature that makes this gadget immune to general wear and tear that ruins the best of pen drives.

The happening design and good casing makes this pen drive a good entrant in our 16GB pen drive price list.

 Looking at the impressive pen drives that this list has presented before you, it’ll now be much easier for you to take a call as to which one is really worth purchasing. All of these pen drives boast of being able to withstand wear and tear and being in extreme environments, which could destroy just about any other average pen drive. All in all, these rugged pen drives are able to provide you with vast amounts of storage space along with the added benefit of being durable.

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