Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 Cleared for Takeoff

You know what the greatest thing about owning a USB 3.0 thumb drive is? You get to point at all your USB 2.0 toting friends and laugh. So maybe that wouldn't be very nice, which leads us to the second best thing about a SuperSpeed drive: the transfer rates!

Corsair today gave its Flash Voyager USB 3.0 thumb drive the green light to land on store shelves, and assuming you have the requisite hardware to take advantage of USB 3.0 devices, you'll enjoy file transfers up to four times faster than typical USB 2.0 drives.

You'll be able to pilot a Flash Voyager USB 3.0 drive later this month in one of three models, including 8GB ($20), 16GB ($30), and 32GB ($70).

Corsair Ships Flash Voyager USB 3.0 Family

– New USB flash drive models combine USB 3.0 speed with proven durability –

FREMONT, California — May 19th, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the shipment of the Flash Voyager® USB 3.0 family of USB flash drives.

The new Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models deliver SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance, with read speeds up to four times faster than typical USB 2.0 drives. The Flash Voyager USB 3.0 product family shares the same rugged rubber housing and finger-friendly ergonomics that have made the Flash Voyager family a favorite of consumers looking for durable portable data storage. All Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models are shockproof, water-resistant, backward compatible with USB 2.0/USB 1.1 standards, and provide easy plug-and-play compatibility with most operating systems.

“The boost in read speed provided by the Flash Voyager USB 3.0 family makes accessing video, images, and other large files significantly faster,” said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. “The shipment of more and more USB 3.0-enabled systems makes it clear that the market is rapidly adopting the new standard. The latest Flash Voyager models are ideal for getting the most performance from the latest PC gear.”

Flash Voyager USB 3.0 USB flash drives will be available worldwide in May from Corsair’s network of authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD for the 8GB version, $29.99 USD for the 16GB version, and $69.99 USD for the 32GB version. Note that stated capacities are unformatted. For more information on Corsair Flash Voyager USB flash drives, please visit the Corsair web site.