Thursday, August 13th 2009

Corsair Launches World's Fastest High Capacity USB Flash Drive

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the 128GB Flash Voyager GT, the world's fastest 128GB USB flash drive.

The newest Flash Voyager GT is based upon a revolutionary design that employs a unique dual-controller architecture to achieve SLC-levels of performance using MLC NAND flash memory. The 128GB Flash Voyager GT is able to achieve read speeds of up to 32MB/sec and write speeds of up to 25.6MB/sec, with the limiting factor effectively being the speed of the USB 2.0 bus and operating system overhead.

"High performance is a key requirement for super-high capacity flash drives, such as the 128GB Voyager GT, simply because it is able to store such a large volume of data," said John Beekley, the VP of Applications at Corsair. "The 128GB Voyager GT is nearly twice as fast as other high-capacity flash drives, which means less time waiting for your music, video or office files to copy to and from the drive."

The 128GB Flash Voyager GT also utilizes a durable and water-resistant rubber housing to protect the drive against accidental damage, and sports the racing-red 'GT' styling that is a trademark of Corsair's ultra high-performance products.

"The 128GB Flash Voyager GT is ideal for those who need access to a huge volume of data in a format that's convenient, durable and extremely fast," said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. "The 128GB Flash Voyager GT can store massive video, photo and music libraries, yet it's less than half the size of a solid-state drive, effectively obsoleting less-reliable, portable mechanical hard disk drives."

The 128GB Flash Voyager GT is available immediately from Corsair's authorized distributors and resellers worldwide, and is backed by a 10-Year Limited Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Express is also available.
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17 Comments on Corsair Launches World's Fastest High Capacity USB Flash Drive

#2
lemonadesoda
Amazing speed and amazing capacity. Impessive.

Can wait to see how quickly the next careless gvt employee loses a lot of confidential data. LOL
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#3
Sihastru
Even if it will work at the advertised 25.6 MB/s write speed, it will take you about 86 minutes to fill it up. That's about one and a half hours. Because marketing and reality are not really the same, expect double that. Not as bad as the 256GB 10MB/s contraption we had a few weeks ago...

At least is about what an USB2.0 can do, so that's ok, but not great. ESATA is a must.
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#4
BazookaJoe
Typically, this is the point at which i would start going "THIS IS AWSM!" .. or more likely " THIS IS A PILE OF JUNK!!!"

HOWEVER...

Since we have no idea what this costs - said heated & irrational reactions are a little difficult.

Assuming This thing maxes out at USB 2 speeds we can conclude the following :

If (this thing < $70) then Inc(Impressed)
Else Ripoff="True"

Edit : I am also accepting free samples of the unit for review purposes if anyone wants to send me one... Anyone? ....
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#5
Beertintedgoggles
I don't see why people think the amount of time required to fill up the drive is such a useful or purposeful number. When was the last time you moved 128GB of data? Maybe when doing backups but otherwise you're looking at 8GB or less for movies and some games for single transfers. If you're interested in filling up your drive as fast as possible just buy a fast 2GB drive... "I can fill it up in under 5 minutes!!!" As far as using this to backup a hard drive, why waste that kind of money when a regular 3.5 or 2.5" hard drive either internally mounted or even in an external case would cost far less. Use these thrumb drives for what they were intended, moving data around fast and easy. I for one would love to have a 128GB thumb drive with these speeds.
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#6
DanishDevil
I honestly think the Patriot Xporter Magnum 128GB would trump it. The 64GB beat those speeds, and I'm sure they use just as fast memory in their 128GB drive.
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#7
AltecV1
that is going to cost a small fortune:(
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#11
Kantastic
I could sure use something like this... too bad about the price. For ****ing $400 I'd rather carry around a SSD.
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#12
tigger
I'm the only one
Were is the esata versions of all these big slow drives.:confused:

I still use my sata caddy,it connects to the onboard sata connectors on my motherboard so is really fast.As far as i'm concerned,usb is useless for big size usb storage,even the speeds on this are too slow to be realistically useful.Also if you did'nt need big portable space,you would'nt buy one this big,so yeah the 86mins to fill it are a pita if you bought one because you need this much portable storage.
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#13
Beertintedgoggles
tigger said:
Also if you did'nt need big portable space,you would'nt buy one this big,so yeah the 86mins to fill it are a pita if you bought one because you need this much portable storage.
Still can't say enough how that arguement for this device is just flat out wrong. As far as someone not needing to buy a portable drive this big.... I can still remember when 2GB (hell, even when 512MB) thumb drives were thought of as overkill and in no way could you use all that portable space. And as far as how long it takes to fill the drive, people should be thinking it's going to take me 4 years to fill all that space. I have an 8GB thumb drive that I've already filled with music I like to carry around/programs I don't go without/work documents/etc. and finally had to start to remove the more non-essentials.
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
All i use my 20gb portable hdd for is transfering stuff from one place/pc to another,i dont store stuff on it,thats what the hdd's on my pc are for.If i need to use a program on another pc,i copy it to my 20gb drive then delete it when i've copied it to the other machine.None of the people i know use these kind of drives for anything else.

I would much rather have a drive this big with a sata/e-sata connection on it.
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#15
Beertintedgoggles
I agree it'd be much nicer if it had an esata interface. For the price they are going to charge for this thing they pretty much ought to. However, damn near every PC out in the past 10 yrs. has a USB port on it. I fix more computers than I really care to, whether it be friends/family/even some co-workers, and it helps to have something that'll fit in my pocket and interface with almost every system. Most of the people I know who use these drives are engineers like myself at work and use them just like I stated, a backup for their most used programs and files. Or people who use them for work, in that case it's mostly excel and word docs.
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#16
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
tigger said:

I still use my sata caddy,it connects to the onboard sata connectors on my motherboard so is really fast.As far as i'm concerned,usb is useless for big size usb storage,eve
If you don't have to move the data all the time it's ok imo. Also, if you're making automated backups it's ok too, just hook it up over night or something and it's way past done in the morning. Good for notebook storage too.

But I want me some USB3 goodness now. :(
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#17
cool_recep
Beertintedgoggles said:
I don't see why people think the amount of time required to fill up the drive is such a useful or purposeful number. When was the last time you moved 128GB of data? Maybe when doing backups but otherwise you're looking at 8GB or less for movies and some games for single transfers. If you're interested in filling up your drive as fast as possible just buy a fast 2GB drive... "I can fill it up in under 5 minutes!!!" As far as using this to backup a hard drive, why waste that kind of money when a regular 3.5 or 2.5" hard drive either internally mounted or even in an external case would cost far less. Use these thrumb drives for what they were intended, moving data around fast and easy. I for one would love to have a 128GB thumb drive with these speeds.
Believe me I do. I am always messing around with BD and HD stuff and sometimes I have single files that are 45 GB. e.g. BD ISO files.
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