Hot Hardware Presents: Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 128GB SSD-based Thumb Drive

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USB Flash drives has been around since dawning days of the computer yet amazingly this piece of technology seems to improve  leaps and bounds every year,whether its increased storage where we'er now seeing 1TB Flash drives like the Kingston DataTravler HyperX Predator grace the market or fast thumb drives in terms of  read-write speeds like that of the Sandisk Extreme. When you think you seen it all you haven't,we now have a Flash drives with solid state technology (SSD for short) which is what you have with the new Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 128GB SSD USB 3.0 thumb drive.

This particular thumb drive has an SSD controller that pushes the performance of the drive as high as 460 MB/s read speed and 370 MB/s write speed, with added storage capacities that range from 128GB to 256GB respectively. With a thumb drive like this you have the option of storing large amounts of files that consist of pictures,music ,documents and even video files of all sorts. You can also have sneaker net implementation for your office or home,doing this insures that your sensitive files stay secured. You also have the option in creating  a Windows to Go bootable drive, this is actually, something I usually do with most of my flash drives.

The name of the game with the Corsair Flash Voyager GTX drive is speed,according to reported benchmarks this particular drive tested very well,websites like PC Perspective used the ATTO Disk Benchmark and the flash drive had a  Max read speed that measured in at 462 MB/s and  Max write speed measured in at 371 MB/s that  Now as you know already you have two storage option 128GB and 256GB which is a good thing if you're looking to store large amount of files yet at the same time get extremely fast read-write speeds thanks in part to its instituted SSD technology,bad news is this flash drive is not cheap,Corsair wants consumers to shell out $119 and $199 which is rather expensive considering you can get the same storage capacity for $45 on New Egg website.Nonetheless, you get what pay for with the Corsair Flash Voyager GTX and that's SSD technology that has rapid fire read/write speeds.

 

Tek Facts: Remember just like solid state drives,flash thumb drives basically uses the same type of technology which is flash memory. Having the ability to store files and read/write files without the need of a moving spiining disk.

 

Credit Source: Corsair PC Perspective