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Topic # 159967 18-Dec-2014 16:43
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I've gone through a few flash drives on my keyrings over the last few years.  The plastic ones tyopically break off after a few days.  I thought I had a winner when I first found an all metal flash drive, but the two halves separated after a few months.  I tried some of the micro drives, but found them fiddly to plug in when on my keyring.

Most recently I've tried the Kingston SE9 drives which looked like all of my flash-drive-related dreams had come true, but in 6 months we have had a 50% failure rate across 6 of the 16gb drives where when plugging one it it will get a little warm, and then stop responding permanently.  I've had warranty accepted on 3 drives and had them replaced, but I would much rather they didn't die in the first place.  It's embarrassing to have to go back to a client site to collect a data file for a second time.
http://www.kingston.com/en/usb/personal_business#dtse9h

I would love some suggestions as to a robust solution.

I have 8 keys on my keyring - all of them used weekly - plus a lanyard - plus a TILE.




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  Reply # 1200065 18-Dec-2014 16:54
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Something like the LaCie products maybe? I have one of these with my keys: https://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10617




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  Reply # 1200084 18-Dec-2014 17:28
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I can vouch for the Corsair Survivor range

http://www.corsair.com/en/usb-drives/flash-survivor



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  Reply # 1200319 19-Dec-2014 08:54
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Thank you both for the suggestions.  I've ordered a couple of LaCie drives to try out.




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  Reply # 1201411 21-Dec-2014 11:33
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I personally have one that was given to me as a promo from a supplier - its shaped like a key and only half thickness - the usb plug is not a full usb plug- its kind of a novelty connection but it works quite well.
Looks similar to this




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  Reply # 1201519 21-Dec-2014 15:08
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Thank you @raytaylor.  I actually ordered two of those and two of the model that @BigHammer linked.

Hopefully the half height USB connector is not like the previous slender USB key that I had where there was nothing to prevent you inserting the USB connector the wrong way.  PITA when groping around the back of a machine in a small space!




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Yeah that was an issue for me - however these days you just use the usb plug on the front




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  Reply # 1201550 21-Dec-2014 16:50
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I have one of these and it's taken a pretty good beating and kept on going I dropped it down five flights of stairs and it survived well 

http://www.corsair.com/en-au/flash-survivor-usb-3-16gb-usb-flash-drive


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