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Corsair rolls out new 128GB Flash Voyager GTR USB pen drive

by Parm Mann on 2 February 2010, 15:03

Tags: Flash Voyager GTR 128GB, Corsair

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Remember Corsair's 128GB Flash Voyager GT pen drive, the fastest 128GB pen drive in the world?

Well, it ain't no more, as it's being pipped to the performance crown by Corsair's new-and-improved 128GB Flash Voyager GTR.

Like the Voyager GT before it, Corsair's 128GB GTR isn't small when compared to other, lesser pen drives, but it does boast speeds that border on the limits of what USB 2.0 can achieve. What we're looking at here are maximum read and write speeds of 34MB/s and 28MB/s, respectively. That's comfortably quicker than the 32MB/s and 25.6MB/s achieved by the existing Voyager GT, which will most likely be pensioned off.

Corsair's latest ultra-large-capacity stick makes use of a quad-channel design through dual controllers, and although its a little chunky, it's clearly a tad smaller than the Voyager GT and far more portable than, say, a 128GB external hard drive. Though, the latter, equipped with eSATA is guaranteed to offer far better speeds if you're willing to carry it around.

At around £270*, the 128GB Voyager GTR is around £45 cheaper than the GT. Positioned to be the best 128GB flash drive on the market right now, it comes backed by a 10-year warranty.

Impressive, sure, but now that we've seen USB 3.0 flash drives in action, we wonder how long it'll be until Corsair itself serves up a quicker, better solution?


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At around £270*, the 128GB Voyager GTR is around £45 cheaper than the GT. Positioned to be the best 128GB flash drive on the market right now, it comes backed by a 10-year warranty.
I wonder what will happen if you try to claim under the warranty in 10 years time
TBH, if I need that much portable storage, I would get external HD. Not that this isn't good, but for the price, I can deal with the slight inconvenience of a bigger device.
As TooNice said.

Obviously, the price premium is at an extreme for a brand new technology and will come down, and come down quite a lot in all probability .... largely because they won't sell many at that price.

But in a year or two, or perhaps even in a few months ...well, if USB3 lives up to the potential and the hype, it can only be a good thing.

I still remember the price premium on USB devices when they first came out, because I had a load of them to review. It was essentially the same story then, and usually is with new stuff.