Remember Corsair? That memory manufacturer with all the high-end toys? Well, it is back with another one, and this time it is 8GB of goodness that you can slip into your pocket. Yes, you guessed it, it is a USB flash drive, but not just any old USB drive, as this is the Flash Voyager GT, one of the fastest on the market, at least if you are to believe the hype. But let us start with a quick recap about USB drives and the development of the market.
When USB drives arrived some years ago, we doubt anyone ever thought they would become such a commodity item. Considering that even an 8MB drive in the early days would set you back upwards of US$100 if not more, it is quite amazing how cheap they are these days. You can easily pick up an 8GB drive for around the US$100 mark, so if you are still sitting on a 32MB drive, it is time you upgraded.
Not only have the devices themselves got a lot smaller and faster, but these days there is a lot of extra functionality - such as encryption or the ability to run applications from your memory key - and you can even get ruggedized drives for those of us that have a habit of dropping things.
With Windows Vista a new use for USB flash drives was introduced - ReadyBoost - and we are going to put the Flash Voyager GT to the test in that to see if it makes a difference. We will also be measuring the drive's performance in real world file copy tests and using HD Tech and comparing it against two other drives, the previous-generation Flash Voyager, and the SanDisk Cruzer Micro. So let us move on to the results and see if the Corsair Flash Voyager GT lives up to expectations.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Blizzard hiring 17 devs for new Diablo game
- Overkill's The Walking Dead delayed on PS4, Xbox One
- Ronda Rousey will voice Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat XI
- Lord of the Rings 'Tolkien' biopic movie gets release date
- New Anthem gameplay details: story, progress & customizing
- EX58-UD5 w/ RX580 GPU: unexpected system shutdown when monitor sleeps
- Choosing best drivers for Z97-A
- Western Digital Black SN750 SSD Review
- Trident Z Royal DDR4-4000 16GB Memory Kit Review
- HP EX950 SSD Review - When you want the fastest
- Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege Coming To Belong Gaming Arenas
- Sunless Skies Leaves Early Access
- Space Justice Now Available For iOS And Android Devices
- Forge an Epic Team of Heroes in Forged Fantasy, Now Available From Hothead Games
- Kingdom Hearts III 'Share Your Heart Out' Campaign Spreads Love Across Social Media