Corsair Flash Voyager Soars to USB 3.0

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News Posted: Tue, Mar 1 2011 10:47 AM
It's not quite infinity and beyond, but Corsair did take its Flash Voyager USB memory stick as high as it can currently go, which is USB 3.0. The new SuperSpeed models sport the same rubberized mold as previous Voyager USB sticks, only now they're potentially much faster, assuming your system has a USB 3.0 port. Otherwise, the retooled Voyagers are backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1, just obviously not as fast.

"The faster read speeds offered by USB 3.0 make high-speed data storage much more convenient," said Thi La, vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "For example, high-bandwidth videos can be viewed directly from the USB drive, so you no longer have to wait while they are copied to a hard drive or SSD."


You'll be able to snatch up one of the USB 3.0 Flash Voyager drives starting in April in 8GB ($20), 16GB ($30), and 32GB ($70) capacities.
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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 1 2011 10:59 AM

This is something I have been wondering now that we are hearing a lot about Intel's new transfer method being in the Apple laptop refresh models. I know there are some thing available in USB 3, it just seems that the new Intel interface method is getting an awful lot of attention, where as USB 3 gets much less. The fact that it (USB 3) has been out for a while where the Intel spec just popped up a couple of days ago is a consideration in this.

On top of that USB 3 has power implications that are very useful, not to mention abilities that the Intel spec does not seem to have, but the Intel spec is more talked about than something that has existed for quite some time now.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 1 2011 10:59 AM

Oh and those prices are nice as well on this specific item!

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coolice replied on Tue, Mar 1 2011 11:13 AM

well, t/bolt does support electrical powah for bus-powered devices:

http://www.slashgear.com/apples-thunderbolt-port-a-closer-look-25136063/

So i think usb 3 is gonna be ubiquitous, and t/bolt is going to be for the upper segment for the market? just a speculation. t/bolt, after reading even more and more about it, its in a class of its own. its like comparing wireless a to wireless n.... miles apart.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 1 2011 11:37 AM

Exactly that is one of the things I was talking about, not to mention USB is screaming fast as well as what I imagine will be a much wider accepted standard interface.

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exactly what i was going to ask. nice.

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ive been looking at these for a while but this is the first one that i can afford

these are the same prices as the 2.0 in the stores now

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Love my 2GB Corsair Voyager I have had for 4 years.

Lot's of people complain about losing the rubber cap but I had no such problem.

Might have to pick one of these up.

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