There has been a surge of awesome USB 3.0 flash drives throughout this year that ranged from massive storage to unparalleled speed. The issue has been the price of these items when puts them well beyond the reach of most consumers. Corsair has a solution for that in their new lineup of USB 3.0 drives including the Voyager GS, LS, and Mini.
It is clear Corsair intends to end all previous versions of the Voyager with this new class as they cover each of the three major needs of Flash drive users. First up is the high-performance Voyager GS which is the flagship of the line. The Voyager GS drives can reach speeds up to 285 MB/s read and 180 MB/s write making it faster than most mechanical hard drives.
The next series is the Voyager LS which fills the role of all-purpose flash solutions. These USB 3.0 drives (full backwards compatible with USB 2.0) range in capacity from 16 GB up to 128 GB which is plenty of storage space and variety for every day consumers. The brushed metal exterior and retractable port design will help protect this drive over the years.
The last memory of the new Corsair lineup is the Voyager Mini for extreme portability. The Mini is just 32 mm (1.25 inches) long with a detachable key ring but is still a full-sized USB port for maximum compatibility. While the Mini is also the most affordable of the three it still has a premium brushed metal exterior.
All of the new Corsair Voyager drives come with 5 year warranties and are available immediately. You can see the MSRP in the chart at the bottom of the Full Press Release below. If you need a new USB drive for business, school, portable OS, etc. then Corsair has an option for you. Maybe it is time for me to update my Voyager Flash drive.
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Corsair Announces High-Capacity, High-Peformance USB 3.0 Flash Drives
– Corsair Announces Three New Flash Voyager USB 3.0 Flash Drive Models –
September 3, 2013 — Corsair®, worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the immediate availability of three new USB 3.0 flash drive models—Flash Voyager GS, Flash Voyager Mini, and Flash Voyager LS.
Flash Voyager GS
The Flash Voyager GS are large-capacity, high performance USB 3.0 flash drives housed in sleek, scratch-resistant brushed metal enclosures. Available in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities, the drives take full advantage of high-speed USB 3.0 interfaces reaching speeds of up to 285 MB per second read and 180 MB per second write, while providing full USB 2.0 backward compatibility for older systems. Their brushed metal housings resist scratches and fingerprints and can be attached to a key ring. Like all Corsair flash drives, they are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, with no driver installation necessary.
Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0
The Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0 are tiny USB flash drives with full-size USB 3.0 performance. Their USB 3.0 interfaces allow for file transfer speeds that are dramatically faster than USB 2.0. For maximum compatibility, the drives fully support USB 2.0. At just 1.25” (32 mm) long and equipped with a detachable key ring loop, the Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0 drives are convenient and easy to take everywhere. The drives are housed in a slim, stylish, and durable brushed metal housing that protects data and resists wear and tear.
Flash Voyager LS
The Flash Voyager LS are high-performance USB 3.0 flash drives with a premium retracting design that protects their USB connectors and eliminates the need for a protective cap. They are small enough to attach to a key ring, and are fully backward compatible with USB 2.0. Their attractive brushed metal design resists scratching and fingerprints. They drives are available in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB capacities.