Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3.0 (CMFSL3-32GB)
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- Max Read (USB 3.0) 80 MB/sec
- Max Write (USB 3.0) 40 MB/sec
- Shock 40G
- Convenient - Sturdy capless housing with a rubber grip and lanyard loop.
- Fast - Access videos, pictures and large files with up to 4x faster read speeds than traditional USB 2.0 drives
- 5 Year Warranty
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Flash Voyager Slider combines high performance and capless convenience at an affordable price. This flash drive has USB 3.0 speed and full USB 2.0 compatibility. Just plug it in and it works, with Windows, Mac OS X and even Linux. The Flash Voyager USB 3.0 is backed by Corsair, a respected name with a passion for quality and customer service.
From the Manufacturer
Flash Voyager Slider: Performance meets convenience and value.
Voyager Slider offers USB 3.0 speed and a convenient one-piece design for a great price.
Zippy USB 3.0 File Copying
Ordinary USB 2.0 flash drives are fast… until you have to be somewhere and you’re waiting for a 4GB file to copy. Everybody deserves the freedom of USB 3.0. If you have a newer PC or notebook with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface, Flash Voyager Slider is an affordable way to take advantage of it.
USB 2.0? It does that too.
High-speed USB 3.0 transfers are a time saver, but not every computer you’ll meet will have the latest standard. Full backward compatibility with USB 2.0 has you covered.
High-Performance USB 2.0 Compatibility
Not only is Flash Survivor USB 3.0 backward compatible with USB 2.0 — it offers great performance, too. No matter how up-to-date your PC is, you'll be able to quickly take care of moving your files and be off on your next adventure.
Contents and Specifications
- Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 flash drive
- Convenient capless design
- High performance with USB 3.0
- Full compatibility with USB 2.0
- Support for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no driver or software installation necessary
- USB Standard-A connector works with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Top customer reviews
Worked wonderfully until today, May 4th 2013, when the computer that had just used it 5 hours earlier wouldn't recognize, it again!
Other computers / media centers / devices also refused to recognize the drive as well.
The computer shows it acknowledges a drive has been plugged in, but the data can't be accessed and there are no properties on the drive anymore.
Drive was always ejected from devices properly, never abused and rarely held over 3 GB's of data.
VERY DISAPPOINTING because this drive was working as advertised and I was happy with the product until now.
BUYER BEWARE ...
Edit: Got replacement drive from Amazon on April the 9th, worked flawlessly until today April the 19th!
NEW REPLACEMENT DRIVE FAILED IN JUST 10 DAYS !!!!!
Corsair forum has listings of people complaining that their drive also failed ...
I can see maybe one drive failing, but TWO in less than a month?
NEVER AGAIN ... IF YOU BUY THIS PRODUCT, DO NOT PUT ANYTHING YOU NEED ON IT AND EXPECT IT TO BE THERE!
This is the Voyager Slider. The sheath slides back to reveal the metal USB tip. Once plugged into my pc it's about as tall a D battery and 1 cm thick. The ridged edges are somewhat rubbery-ish. A blue light flashes when a write is in progress.
Just wrote 12 Gigabytes to this drive in under 6 minutes. The Corsair Flash Voyager was plugged into a USB 3.0 port at the time. I guess that averages out to 33.33 MB/s. I was using Win 7 Pro's built-in backup utility to backup a hard drive image to the Voyager. FYI it compressed 30 gigs of data down to 12 gigs - which means a 16GB flash drive would have sufficed. Oh well.
The Voyager Slider comes formatted with a FAT32 file system, so I had to reformat to NTFS before backing up a drive image to it.
Side Note:: You may be wondering just how I got Windows 7's backup utility to save a DRIVE IMAGE to a USB flash drive, since ordinarily it won't let you. (argh! [file backups ... yes]) What I did was to share the Voyager as a network drive, then told Windows Backup to backup to a network drive. Kind of a hassle, but a legit workaround.
I should also add that not all versions of Windows include the network-backup option. As far as the Windows Backup & Restore utility goes, you have to be running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Enterprise to backup to a network drive.
There is no cap, so be careful where you store it to keep debris out of it. You can put it in a little bitty Ziploc bag and still carry it in your pocket. Oops, I just reached for it instead of my mouse, but I digress. It does have a small loophole for attaching to a chain.
Very pleased and recommend it. Just pick your command and plug it in.
(Personally, though, I prefer keeping the plug extended and putting a plastic USB cap on it - better dust protection than simply retracting it.)
Transfer speeds don't quite seem to reach advertised speeds - I got roughly 65MB/sec both writing and reading very large files using TeraCopy under Windows 7 32-bit (I formatted my stick to NTFS with a 32KB cluster size).
May improve a bit over time or it may not - but it comes close enough and I'm very happy with the speed. Sure beats the heck out of 11MB/sec on an older Verbatim USB2.0 stick. ;-)
The glossy plastic finish looks quite attractive too. Ohyeah, and fresh out of the box the Corsair has passed a full write-read-verify test with flying colors (google for 'USB flash tester' and go for the vconsole-dot-com link).