LaCie has By comparison, Corsair offers their 16GB Flash Survivor drive for the same $50 while standard non-ruggedized flash drives with 8GB capacity often sell for $20 or lower. Those who really feel their rough lifestyle requires this much protection might be able to justify the extra cash. As far as performance goes, LaCie quotes USB 2.0 read and write speeds up to 40 Mb/s and 30 Mb/s respectively.