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Corsair Updates Flash Drives to USB 3.0 Discussion

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Corsair has released USB 3.0 versions of their Flash Voyager GT, Flash Voyager, and Flash Survivor USB flash drives. The updates are highlighted by the flagship Voyager GT which has a rugged all-rubber housing, comes in 32GB and 64GB capacities and offers read speeds of 135 MB/sec and writes of 83 MB/sec.

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Finally, I hope that very soon all USB drives will be 3.0, The real question is how does it preform when running in USB2 mode? I hope that the transfers are better then then current 16/4MByts the the current generation of USB drives

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Nice!

I have to see how it compares to my favourite Patriot...hmm i think in between the supersonic and the magnum:

http://patriotmemory.com/products/groupdetailp.jsp?prodgroupid=188&prodline=7&group=Supersonic%20&catid=87

and

http://patriotmemory.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=7&catid=87&prodgroupid=208&id=1066&type=23

Edited by Telstar The Sorcerer

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Then the Patriot supersonic is still the best 32gb usb3 flash drive. I dont need bigger, but I wouldnt mind a bit more speed for up to 70€ price (vs 50 current price for the patriot 32gb). This is not gonna happen i guess.

In addition to that Patriot drive (100 MBps read/70 MBps write) I'm considering the Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 32GB USB3 at (120 MBps read/70 MBps write).

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In addition to that Patriot drive (100 MBps read/70 MBps write) I'm considering the Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 32GB USB3 at (120 MBps read/70 MBps write).

Yeah, price is about the same. I have seen a test of the Patriot, though. Have you seen real world measurements of the Mushkin?

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Yeah, price is about the same. I have seen a test of the Patriot, though. Have you seen real world measurements of the Mushkin?

Yes, here both are tested; IIRC the Mushkin performs better for my type of use.

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Yes, here both are tested; IIRC the Mushkin performs better for my type of use.

Ah, I remember that test. Yes they are about the same. For some reason i dont remember, i have the patriot noted as (2) while the mushkin as (3) in my shopping list :D The Mushkin seems a little bit better performer, but nothing noticeable i think.

Checking warranty - Patriot offers 5 years: what about Mushkin?

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Ah, I remember that test. Yes they are about the same. For some reason i dont remember, i have the patriot noted as (2) while the mushkin as (3) in my shopping list :D The Mushkin seems a little bit better performer, but nothing noticeable i think.

Checking warranty - Patriot offers 5 years: what about Mushkin?

Great question, now I see Mushkin has only a 2-year warranty. I think I too now prefer the Patriot!

May ask, which 32GB USB3thumbdrive beats them out for #1 on your list, please?

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Great question, now I see Mushkin has only a 2-year warranty. I think I too now prefer the Patriot!

May ask, which 32GB USB3thumbdrive beats them out for #1 on your list, please?

Eheh my list was correct then :)

The patriot supersonic magnum, but only 64gb and 120€+ cost.

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Eheh my list was correct then :)

Yes, I think warranty is quite important with flash storage. I had a pair of warrantied Kingston thumbdrives die after a couple years; they happily replaced them. I've lost a few caps; both Patriot and Kingston kindly sent me two caps for each drive free. (I hated the cap-less retractable ones I tried, which retracted every time I tried to connect them.)

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I've had the same issues with retractable USB drives. While I lose caps at about the same rate you do, I prefer that style.

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