It's not very often that we see someone go to extremes to prove the performance of their product, but it seems like there's always someone that has to go a bit further than the rest.
By now, you'll have surely heard about Corsair's range of memory sticks
, called the Flash Voyager. What makes these different from your average memory sticks? Well, these are rubber coated and designed for resilience.
Corsair have been selling a fair few of these, and one of their major distributors in the UK is a company called Boston. In order to prove the durability of these memory sticks to their customers, Boston have gone a little Bonkers and have put the sticks through a nightmare series of tests.
These include freezing it in water, boiling it in water, running it through the washing machine, launching it at a wall by attaching it to a strimmer, submerging it in a goldfish tank and, our favourite, running it over in a BMW. 3 times
By the end of this gruelling run, the stick - yes, they used the same stick each time - still worked absolutely perfectly.
It's difficult to fault something that's this hardy. If you're a rugged sort of person and you want a memory stick to carry your data around, it seems unlikely you'll find a more durable solution to your woes.
You can check out the full article over at Boston here
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