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New LaCie USB Flash Drive Still Works After Being Deep Fried [Video]

Lacie hard drives are known for being able to withstand some pretty intense abuse, but their new XtremKey USB 3.0 flash drive takes it to another level.

Lacie has just unveiled their all-new XtremKey USB 3.0 flash drive. It mixes LaCie’s usual combination of style and rugged design and is perfect for anyone that needs to store important data on a pretty much indestructible hard drive.

Here’s a look at some of the features:

LaCie Xtreme Key USB flash drive


The LaCie XtremKey comes with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring, and is waterproof up to depths of 200 meters (that’s a little more than 650 feet). The screw threads and o-ring allow the drive, when closed, to withstand some pretty destructive circumstances.

Like its predecessor, the LaCie XtremKey features a protective cap made of thick ZAMAC metal alloy. It can withstand severe shock, huge drops, and being run over by a 10-ton vehicle. It can also survives temperatures down to -22°F, and up to a blistering 392°F.

ZAMAC, by the way, according to Wikipedia, is a metal alloy whose name is an acronym of the German names for the metals of which the alloy is composed: Zink (zinc), Aluminium, Magnesium and Kupfer (copper).


The LaCie XtremKey’s large capacity up to 64GB and true USB 3.0 transfer speeds up to 230MB/s allow users to transfer three HD movies or 9,200 photos in less than one minute.

LaCie’s Private/Public software comes standard on the key and provides impenetrable data protection. The AES 256-bit software encryption protects sensitive documents with password authentication, so even if the key is lost or stolen the files remain inaccessible.


This all sounds good, but how does the flash drive do after being deep fried? LaCie set up a little expirament to answer that exact question.

WARNING: The sound on this video is very loud. It’s only music, so you won’t miss anything if you watch it with the sound off.


More Information

The LaCie XtremKey is available now in 32GB and will be available soon in 64GB. If you would like more information about this or any other LaCie hard drives, please contact me or learn more on our LaCie page.


About the author:

Greg Bussmann is the marketer and blogger here at PMI Computer Supplies. He would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below or email your feedback to him directly.

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