Excerpt: Corsair officially launched the companies first generation USB 3.0 Flash drives on May 19th, 2011 and more recently on September 9th, 2011 they announced the launch of their second generation USB 3.0 Flash drives. Legit Reviews got our hands on one of these new ’2nd generation’ Flash Voyager 3.0 16GB drives and just had to run some performance tests on it to see how these new drives perform!
Conclusion: I leave this review with mixed feelings regarding the Corsair 32GB Flash Survivor USB drive. I have nothing but praise regarding the abilities of the Flash Survivors physical abilities. It’s really water resistant, super-strong and can take lots of abuse, the construction is definitely top-notch and the performance is acceptable. However at the same time, acceptable performance just isn’t good enough for me.
Pros: Extremely strong because of CNC-milled, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum., Water resistant holds true., Can take lots of beatings and it holds up like nothing happened., 10-year warranty and RMA process is simply and fast., Read speeds are pretty fast.
Cons: Write speed not fast enough for something that looks military. The military is strong and swift, the Corsair Flash Survivor is strong but not swift., First unit prematurely died on me in 2-3 months time., Could be too bulky for some., Could be too pricey for some.
Conclusion: The Corsair Flash Survivor range comes strongly recommended, primarily because it is only one of a handful of ruggedized USB storage devices and the price is very reasonable indeed. At the time of writing, the 32GB version costs around $80 which isn’t much more than basic plastic casing models.
Summary: We like that Corsair Flash Survivor boasts tough-as-nails physical durability, which is backed up a ten-year warranty, but its write speeds are subpar. If you don't require breakneck performance, this USB drive is worth a look.
Corsair SURVIVOR 32GB USB pendrive review and execution
25 September 2008
Conclusion: Corsair08 Large, good-looking and versatile, the Corsair SURVIVOR 32GB makes sense for those who need capacity and a modicum of speed in a portable USB pendrive. The Corsair 32GB SURVIVOR is available for £85 at SCAN.co.uk . As always, UK based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the...
Excerpt: We previously reviewed the 8GB version of the Survivor and were impressed enough to give it a Kick Ass award, due in part to its ability to survive our extensive series of durability tests unscathed. But although the 8GB Survivor attained our penultimate rating, we did have a few minor quibbles with it.
Pros: Indestructible formfactor makes this a go-to device for your next secret mission
Corsair Survivor 32GB Ultra Rugged USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review
10 May 2008
Summary: There is no doubt in my mind that the Corsair Survivor 32GB Ultra Rugged USB 2.0 Flash Drive is one tough mother. After enduring things that a regular USB drive would have disintegrated in, it’s safe to say that the Corsair Survivor is really a survivor. This machined chunk of ruggedness is not only sturdy, but the quality of the workmanship is superb.
Conclusion: The Corsair Survivor flash drive came with an open source on the fly encryption software called TrueCrypt . This is a great option for business users who are constantly moving important files from machine to machine. However, I did not install TrueCrypt as I am going to use the drive to hold all of my testing utilities and benchmark programs so I will need to have them on a non-secured drive. Here is the properties shot of the drive upon connection to our test PC.
Pros: Comes with encryption software, 8GB of storage space, Water proof, Durable case
Corsair USB Flash Drives: Survivor and Padlock Change the Game
14 August 2007
Excerpt: If I know my readers, chances are you have more than few of these now commodity flash drives sitting around your desk. While once the floppy drive, Zip drive and CD-R discs were the temporary storage media of choice, that has quickly been surpassed by the use of USB flash drives. They are faster, easier and don't create a hassle; all Windows XP and above systems recognize them without drivers and there storage capacities have increased dramatically.