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Computex 2008: PQI

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#1
PQI is showing off a set of water-proof USB flash devices. All of which are suspended in aquariums. These units come with up to 8GB and in various colors. The images show the Intelligent Drive i810 Plus, i818 and i828. PQI is also one of the first to offer a 32GB 300x Compact Flash card. You will also find some unique flash drives which come in combination with eSATA connectivity. This should give you better transfer rates and allow for use as a traditional hard drive instead of a removable storage medium.


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E-sata flash drive sounds great. its almost a miniature SSD.
 
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How is PQI? Ive seen them on newegg but never really knew if they were good or not.
 

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How is PQI? Ive seen them on newegg but never really knew if they were good or not.
not bad. i've used PQI ram before and got some decent OC's from them. i owned a PQI flash drive once too, but lost it some time ago.
 

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How is PQI? Ive seen them on newegg but never really knew if they were good or not.
i have one of their flash drives.. i accidentally left it a friends place for a week and when i got it back he had busted part of the lock feature on it
 

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great for the next time i drop my usb stick in my fish tank :laugh:

seriously though, it would be cool if the card could actually be read while under water.
 

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Sweet, but I try to keep my flash drives away from kids, key chains, & aquariums. That e-sata interface better be pretty rigid. I still have the other end of an e-sata cable that's stuck in the port :(
 
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So are the USB drives supposed to be sealed then??? Because otherwise being waterproof is nothing new in a flash drive... I'm sure many people have had theirs survive a trip through the washing machine. As long as you let the USB drive dry out before using, they're pretty much all water proof (besides any internal corrosion on contacts inside the unit that may occur).
 

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So are the USB drives supposed to be sealed then??? Because otherwise being waterproof is nothing new in a flash drive... I'm sure many people have had theirs survive a trip through the washing machine. As long as you let the USB drive dry out before using, they're pretty much all water proof (besides any internal corrosion on contacts inside the unit that may occur).
i'd assume its more of a warranty/certification that they're waterproof, rather than just being 'water resistant' as they normally are.
 

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I personally would love a waterproof flash drive. I use my flash drives in the harshest conditions (school), and need it to be fail proof.
 

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I own one of the ones in the first picture. My only complaint is that the clicking mechanism that would have the contacts click into place closed or open is broken. So basically it slides in and out of the housing and I'll often shake it back and fourth to annoy people quite successfully. Other than that it's been through the washing machine I think twice now and it's still going strong.
 
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haha uh waterproof? mine is already waterproof (sandisk 4gb) i put it through the wash all the time and it still works :)
 

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never really understood the use for a waterproof flash drive.
but hey its cool i guess.
i do like that ram though
 

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ooooo DDR2 1200 id get the 1066 though..for the sole purpose of the heatspreader looking way cooler.
 

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ooooo DDR2 1200 id get the 1066 though..for the sole purpose of the heatspreader looking way cooler.
i agree.
i love the designs on those.
 

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i agree.
i love the designs on those.
i know right? emerald green on pearl white....amazing. if that color scheme comes out in 2x 2GB im all over it.
 

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i know right? emerald green on pearl white....amazing. if that color scheme comes out in 2x 2GB im all over it.
you and me both bro. :toast: