I left the ATV Turbo drive in a cup of water for about 10 minutes, then removed it and immediately plugged it into my laptop. The verdict: pass!
Next up, I will be putting the drive back in the cup of water then placing it in the freezer.
I left the ATV Turbo to chill overnight and checked back on it the next day. The drive was now rock solid, literally!
I spent a few minutes chipping away the ice from the USB end of the drive... just enough so I would be able to plug it into my laptop. To my surprise, the ATV Turbo still worked perfectly!
Pretty impressive, I must say, but how will the ATV Turbo withstand the exact opposite: extreme heat?
I filled a pot with water then brought it to a boil on the stove and dropped the ATV Turbo in for a swim. The water was boiling like crazy (I put the dial on 10) and the drive was bouncing around a good bit. A few minutes later, I pulled the pot from the heat, poured the water out in the sink and waited a few for the drive to cool down. Then, I plugged it into the laptop and... it still worked perfectly.
So now that we know the ATV Turbo can take some extreme abuse, let's continue ahead and cover performance testing and wrap things up with a conclusion.