Read more.Stocking filler or must-have accessory?
Read more.Stocking filler or must-have accessory?
Nice to see a flash drive pushing performance as much as this one - so many really slow USB sticks out there struggling to get 10MB/s - totally pointless for a large capacity drive.
But I have no USB3 ports :-(
Always wanted to get a Voyager but they have such a bad reputation for reliability...
So...if we're interested in a USB3 capless, where should we go ?
Society's to blame,
Or possibly Atari.
Also, each time I've had an RMA, the replacement device has been an upgrade! Went from an old 8GB USB2 model, up to a 16GB USB 2 model and now I've got one of the newer design 16GB USB3 models! I received the USB3 one before they were even widely sold in the UK!
Generally I've had a good couple of years out of each device before they have started developing any issues, and they come with a 5 year warranty which does provide some peace of mind. Just make sure you have your files backed up elsewhere, but then that's just good practice in case you lose the things!
My old USB drive failed recently and I settled on the Kingston DT R3.0 16Gb which was £14 and manages to meet its expected 70/30MBps transfer speeds. A lot cheaper than Corsair Voyager GT and at 16Gb is just as fast.
For me the price is too high, especially for the smaller capacities. I would like to see over 100MB/s read and more than 50MB/s write for the 16Gb version at their current asking price.
The higher capacity drive is great, although a niche product, doubt many people require those capacities and are willing to pay for the capacity just to get the speeds.
Purchased a GT recently and hoping for the best.....the amount of refurbs around do set the alarm bells ringing.
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Every single one of my Voyagers has had the main body rubber part, totally detach from the PCB.
They still work fine, but you have to squeeze them when taking them out of a computer. Otherwise the PCB stays in the port, and you're left with the rest of your drive in your hand :\
On my old Voyager the PCB stayed in the rubber, but the USB connection came off. Again, it could still be used by holding it together to rescue everything, but I'd certainly not buy another.
I've been using one of these for about 4 weeks or so. Overall it's been fine, with two minor issues:
1. After prolonged use I noticed it became unusually warm, more so than any other pendrive I've used.
2. (This is an operating system issue, not the drive's fault) - Had no option to format it as FAT32 in Windows 7, had to use Linux (drive is pre-formatted as FAT32 but had to temporarily use another file system for reasons I won't bore you with). For some people who only have Windows, this may cause compatibility issues when using the pendrive with other devices.
Usage-wise though, no problems so far. Can't comment yet on reliability after only a few weeks though.
For a change it appears I must be one of the lucky ones.
I have 3 USB2.0 Voyager GT's a 2GB, 4GB and 16GB been using them all in heavy use environments for PC imaging, upgrading and one of them for ReadyBoost, though I thought the gain in performance was so minimal that I just use it as a standard stick. The 16GB one does the most reading and writing with typically 5GB file sizes so high speed is a must. When work got in some free Kingston 8GB sticks I thought I would give mine a rest, but it was apparent that standard USB drives add about 45minutes for transferring these large files. This was a no go and I reverted back to using my Voyager GT's. I've no real need to get USB3.0 sticks yet as all the computers I work with are USB1.1 and 2.0. When the price comes down hopefully, I will get the 64GB model.
Originally Posted by Jason Brody
In terms of small size, the super talent pico range is superb:
So small I lost mine (bwah). Just need them to develop the USB 3 version of the range...
I need this thing
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