Corsair debuts speedy 128GB flash drive

By on August 13, 2009, 5:23 PM
Although Corsair isn't the first to offer a 128GB USB flash drive, they are claiming that their Flash Voyager is the world's fastest. They boast that their new drive makes use of a "revolutionary design that employs a unique controller architecture" and that it achieves SLC performance using MLC NAND flash memory.

Corsair says that the drive is able to achieve read speeds of 32MB/s and write speeds of 25.6MB/s with the limiting factor being the speed of the USB 2.0 interface and operating system overhead. It is encased in red water-resistant rubber to protect it from the accident prone. *Note that there are separate write speeds listed in the press release and on the product page (25.6MB/s and 28.8MB/s), we've contacted Corsair and are awaiting clarification.
The 128GB Flash Voyager GT is available immediately for $399.99 via authorized Corsair distributors and resellers around the globe and ships with a 10-year limited warranty. Though, for that price you can pick up a much faster 2.5" SSD drive, minus the extra portability mind you.

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raybay said:

That is great. I have never had a lick of trouble with any of my Corsair flash drives. I expect this will be the same.

tengeta tengeta said:

Once the price goes down these things will be great. I'm looking more forward to SDHC cards this size though, I like to use portable storage that doesn't stick out the side.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I kept my first 1GB Corsair in my pants pocket. It took a while but I eventually broke the solder connection between the USB adapter and the circuit board. I re-solderd the joints and didn't have a problem with it, until it was stolen! I've been waiting for a good replacement since then. Finally they've improved this product.

HaMsTeYr HaMsTeYr said:

ooh... 128gb... awesome. now to wait for it to not be the size of a mobile phone lol. Its only a matter of time before they are the size of current 4-8gb flash drives

Tedster Tedster, Techspot old timer....., said:

hmmmmm seems too good to be true...... I'll defer judgement

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