We have all had our fair share of disappointment in thumb drives over the years, including shoddy construction, low performance, durability issues, and gimmicky software. The one thing that has stayed true is the Corsair Flash Voyager used in all my reviews for USB 2.0 testing. But it is time for a replacement and the Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 fits the bill perfectly.
This may be the perfect balance between price, performance, and capacity in the USB drive market. Offering 256 GB and 128 GB capacities at a price of $239.99 and $119.99 MSRP respectively is competitive by itself. What others can't do that the Flash Voyager GTX can is reach speeds of 450 MB/s read and 350 MB/s writes. It's like having last generation's SSD drives on your keychain.
We have all been shopping around for new ways to transport data from one place to another. Sometimes, it doesn't need to be complex, cloud based, or work over Bluetooth. Sometimes, we just want a high quality thumb drive made by a brand we trust. The five-year warranty helps too. More information about the new Flash Voyager GTX below.
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Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB Flash Drive Now Available
Corsair’s fastest ever flash drives deliver scorching 450 MB/sec read speeds and up to 256 GB of capacity
July 16, 2014 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the availability of the Flash Voyager® GTX USB 3.0 flash drive that was announced at Computex in June. Available in 256 GB and 128 GB capacities, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450MB/sec read and 350 MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.
The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use. Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, the Flash Voyager GTX works on Microsoft® Windows®, Mac OS® X, and Linux® with no additional software required.
With up to 256 GB of storage, Flash Voyager GTX’s enormous capacity options ensure that even the largest files, such as operating systems, game installs or high-definition video projects, can easily fit on the drive alongside other multimedia content -- with plenty of room to spare. Take your favorite games with you to a LAN party, or quickly transfer your whole movie collection for easy viewing later. It’s the perfect storage gadget for any student, content-hoarder, or computer power user.
Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The Flash Voyager GTX flash drives are available immediately through Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. The drives are backed with a five-year warranty and Corsair's well-earned reputation for quality, compatibility, and performance.
Suggested retail pricing is as follows:
Flash Voyager GTX 128GB: $119.99 USD
Flash Voyager GTX 256GB: $239.99 USD