Tag - Flash Voyager
A new portable storage option was presented by Corsair today, aimed at consumers that need to be able to hold a lot of data in their pocket and access it quickly. The Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 drive puts the technology and capacity of a solid state drive (SSD) in a memory stick. The flash drive will be available in common SSD sizes, including 128GB and 256GB capacities, when it releases in July.
Corsair finished the week with USB 3.0 versions of its three core USB thumb drives. The regular Flash Voyager, boosted Flash Voyager GT, and ruggedized Flash Survivor all have both more theoretical and real speed gains. The Voyager GT is as much as four times faster when on USB 3.0 and can hit up to 135MB per second in read speeds and 83MB per second in writes, giving it speed closer to a dedicated solid-state drive.
Corsair has released a new range of USB drives with the Flash Voyager GTR. Available in either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB capacities, either sports quad-channel architecture that enables up to 34MBps read speeds and 28MBps write speeds, which is near the maximum for the USB 2.0 interface. During testing, Corsair says its 128GB Voyager GTR outperformed a competitor's USB drive of the same capacity by a significant margin.
Corsair this morning claimed a minor breakthrough in flash drives courtesy of its new Flash Voyager Mini. Like the larger Voyagers, the drive is shielded in a rubber case that protects both against shocks as well as water and other natural hazards. By using a newer all-in-one board design, however, the Voyager Mini not only shrinks to just over an inch long but also frees up space for a retracting USB connector that prevents damage to the data port itself.