If you like options and USB 3.0 flash drives, today’s your lucky day. Corsair
announced a handful of new USB 3.0 drives in its Flash Voyager, Flash Voyager GT, and Flash Survivor families.
The new Flash Voyagers are slightly smaller than the originals at 73 x 22mm versus 100 x 26mm, but they’re wrapped in essentially the same exterior.
If regular old USB 3.0
speed isn’t enough for you, the Flash Voyager GTs are allegedly faster than conventional USB 3.0 drives with read/write speeds of 135/83MBps. Although the rubber-coated Flash Voyager GTs are water resistant, the Flash Survivor drives are housed in aluminum and are waterproof up to 200 meters, shock-resistant, and vibration-resistant.
All of the new drives support Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux out of the box, and they’re predictably backward-compatible with USB 2.0, but not earlier USB iterations.
There are six new drives in all available today, and they come in a variety of capacities and prices.
Flash Voyager GT