A quick question. I need a usb drive to back up some critical data (personal projects i have spent over a year working on) and it needs to be very tough and durable though not a huge capacity. the usb device in question will be hung from a lanyard round my neck so will get a fair bit of (gentle) bashing against my chest as i walk around and needs atleast some splash proofing incase of heavy rain. the capacity must be more than 2 gigabytes, but i don't think anyone makes drives below 8 gig thesedays anyway. metal or thick rubber, either is ok, would be best for the casing and it is essential that somewhere or other the usb has a hole built into it through which a keyring can be put(not some silly little chain which is asking to break at the first millinewton of force placed upon it and not one of these elegant looking drives which is smooth all over without the useful hole). as for the type of cap, or not, i'm not sure but it would be best not to have one where the cap easily falls off. ideally it would be one which you have personally had experience with so you can be sure of it's strength. as for what sellers i can use, uk high street shops is best (does anyone know one that stocks this sort of thing, pcworld certainly doesn't) and amazon is second place (but only if the seller on there can be really trusted, i'm a bit cautious about getting computer hardware online) once again only those that are available in the uk. as for price,under £20 is the sort of range i'm looking for, but a bit over can be ok if no other options are available. does anyone have any thoughts, or more helpfully personal experience to recommend a type/shop.
i know it's a pretty precise set of requirements but if it wasn't i would have probably found one to fit them already.
p.s. i noticed most stuff in this forum was about technical problems but from the description at the top i assumed it was still the right place for this.
Edited by rp88, 26 June 2014 - 05:36 PM.