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conclusion:We like it

80

The XtremKey is fast, rugged -- and expensive. If you just need a flash drive to tote your files around, there are much more affordable options, including some that support USB 3.0, like SanDisk's Extreme USB 3.0, which sells for as little as $18 for a 16GB version. However, if you need both the speed of USB 3.0 and an enclosure that, as Gadgetmac puts it, can withstand "extreme cold and heat, being submerged underwater, and then driven over for a 10 ton truck," the XtremKey might just be for you.

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9.0
PC Mag Jan 10, 2013

The LaCie XtremKey USB 3.0 will survive insane amounts of abuse, it looks good, and it's a great flash drive as well.

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TechRadar Apr 20, 2013

It might not be for everyone, but if you want a solid USB flash drive to keep your files safe when you're in extreme - or at least mildly perilous - situations, then the LaCie XtremKey is a robust and well-designed bit of kit.

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8.0
Digital Versus Mar 8, 2013

Read speeds are excellent with the 32 GB USB 3.0 LaCie XtremKey. However, its write speeds are lower than in many competitor models. Still, the high-resistance casing is a nice touch, making this USB memory stick practically indestructible!

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10
Expert Reviews Jan 19, 2013

... it's incredibly quick, feels beautifully made and comes with a useful amount of online storage for a year, so is good value for what you get.

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9.0
GadgetMac Jan 15, 2013

We strongly recommend that you give the XtremKey if extreme protection is what you need. Whether you plan to take a trip to the Alps or just go to work, the extra security is a nice feature to have.

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