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Corsair Announces Three Lines of USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Corsair this week announced the launch of three new USB 3.0 flash drives: the Flash Voyager GS, the Flash Voyager Mini, and the Flash Voyager LS. The Flash Voyager GS are large capacity, high performance USB 3.0 drives, while the Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0 are USB flash drives. The Flash Voyager LS are high-performance USB 3.0 flash drives with a retracting design that eliminates the need for a cap.

 

The Flash Voyager GS is available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB capacities with read and write speeds of up to 285 MB/s and 180 MB/s. They're USB 3.0 with backwards compatibility for USB 2.0 and feature scratch-resistant, brushed metal enclosures. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, the Flash Voyager costs $89.99 for the 64 GB model, $125.99 for the 128 GB model, and $249.99 for the 256 GB model.

The Flash Voyager Mini is available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities. They measure just 32 mm long (just over one and a quarter inches) and come with a detachable key ring loop. Pricing is $15.99, $29.99, and $49.99 for the 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB models, respectively.

The Flash Voyager LS comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB capacities and features a retractable design that protects the USB connector without adding a separate cap into the mix. Pricing is set at $16.99, $26.99, $46.99, and $89.99 for the 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB capacities, respectively.

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  • koga73
    While I generally like Corsair products I wouldn't buy a flash drive from them again. I used to have a voyager which lasted less than a month. After getting it replaced by Corsair the replacement also died in a month.
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  • and how fast will the minis be? this in 32, or 64gb would be quite nice, but only if the transfer rates are ok.
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  • NightLight
    they look damn good
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  • ACTechy
    Agree with NightLight, those look awesome. Hopefully they will be reliable.
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  • abbadon_34
    Corsair USB3.0, good speed, poor reliability. My current "go to" drive has been replaced twice in the last year. Make sure to save that packaging!
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  • anonymous_user
    I really like the look of these drives compared to their previous rubberized enclosures.
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  • 24oz
    I have the voyager slider 16 gig had it for about 6 months.still working guess I am lucky.
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  • warezme
    From experience, I purchased and still own 64GB Patriot with the exact same design as the first above images. While the drive has never failed and continues to work the design is fatally flawed. The top opening that allows for a lanyard is thin and will break no longer allowing for it to be tethered. The second flaw is the cap, it pops off but has no retainer and you will eventually lose it. The third and final flaw is the circuit board is slotted into a plastic housing that slots to the metal body. That comes apart and eventually one day when you go to pull your thumbdrive out of the USB plug the only thing to come out is the aluminum body, leaving the circuit board and USB still plugged into the port. All these things I have had to fix with electrical tape, super glue and a chain drilled through part of the device not holding the circuit board. Just a very bad design over all and they haven't bothered to change it a bit.
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