Storage Flash Voyager GTx

Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Ben Enos

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX UFD Review

Introduction

Brand: Corsair
Model: Flash Voyager GTX
RRP: £106.98 (128GB) / £208.98 (256GB)

Corsair was founded in 1994 and originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. Once Intel started incorporating L2 cache into their processors with the release of the Pentium Pro family, Corsair switched focus on to DRAM modules.  They began with producing the DRAM modules for servers and later began designing them for computer enthusiasts who were using them for overclocking.  Nowadays Corsair’s Vengeance and Dominator series of RAM are well known throughout the PC and Tech communities.

The fun doesn’t stop there though. Corsair are also one of the most popular manufacturers of other PC components and accessories.  In 2014 you can almost build a fully working PC from just Corsair components alone, except for a motherboard and graphics card.  Corsairs offers amazing customer support and warranty solutions on their wide range of products which include, RAM, USB flash drives, SSDs, PC cases, power supplies, fans, CPU cooling as well as gaming audio and peripherals.

Today I am taking a look at one of their newest products from their line of USB flash drives in the way of the Flash Voyager GTX. The Flash Voyager GTX is a USB3.0 compatible device that comes in 128GB and 256GB unformatted capacity variants and boasts SSD like speeds with read speeds up to 450MBs and write speeds up to 360MBs. The Flash Voyager GTX has an aluminium body and the colours scheme matches other products from Corsair that have been labelled a part of the ‘GTX’ line.

Before we get into all the fun, let’s have a look at what Corsair have to say about the Flash Voyager GTX:

An SSD in a thumb drive: The Flash Voyager GTX delivers SSD-like performance in a thin USB 3.0 thumb drive. Employing a fully-fledged SSD controller, it produces blistering fast random and sequential transfer speeds and low latency without suffering from the issues with heat or performance consistency found in other high-performance flash drives. It is simply the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced.

More about Corsair as a company:

Meeting Performance Computing demands since 1994

Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere.

Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.

Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.

Specifications

Unformatted Capacity: 128GB / 256GB
Max Sequential Read (ATTO): Up to 450MB/s
Max Sequential Write (ATTO): Up to 360MB/s
Max Sequential Read (CDM): Up to 430MB/s
Max Sequential Write (CDM): Up to 190MB/s
Interface Type: USB 3.0
MSRP: $119.99 (128GB) / $199.99 (256GB)

 

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