ATP ToughDrive ReviewPropane - August 13, 2008
Category: Storage / Hard Drives
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USB drives today are like floppies of yesterday. We use them for everything, from moving small files from one computer to another, to storing applications that are customized to your liking. Almost everyone has one, and there are many different options for them. You can get them in all sorts of colors, from many different companies, and with very different styles - just like the floppies of yesteryear came in different colors.
ATP has produced a set of drives called the ToughDrive. The particular version of the drive I am reviewing is camouflaged, 2GB in size, and has a key ring included. Additionally, the ToughDrive is advertised as waterproof and shock proof, making it ideal for people who are on the go, and need something durable to store their data. The modest 2GB size is enough for most people, and its small physical size keeps the option to put it on a key ring open.
The drive arrived in a shipping box, but was otherwise unprotected; it has a hard plastic shell with a desert camouflage design printed onto it. Its cap comes off to reveal the actual USB connector, and the key ring has a nice latching system to allow the drive to be quickly taken off the keychain and put back on. The hard plastic body gives it a feel of rigidity, and makes me feel like it would be able to withstand a decent amount of abuse before failing.