Reviews and Problems with Corsair Flash Voyager Mini
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Love corsair, Love USB 3
Caleb Fairburn, Amazon
4 March 2015
Summary: Awesome flash drive, exactly what I expected from Corsair. Been using this for 6 months now and the only problem (maybe it's just mine in particular) is that Windows doesn't recognize it in about half the USB3.0 ports I've ever put it in, and the inside half that has the connections has slid back into the shell ever so slightly. Awesome product, love the keyring and the physical size, and Corsair has one of the best outer finishes on electronics. Highly recommend.
Summary: So should you buy this Corsair USB flash drive? 1) If you must have performance (Kingston 256GB Hyper X runs at ~160MB/s read/write) and don’t mind the massive size of the flash drive in both your pocket and in the computer socket: Then NO, There are plenty of other flash drives which are more expensive but also perform much better such as the corsair GTX 256GB which uses a real SSD controller.
Pros: I remember in 2001 when a 64MB flash drive was about $60 and very bully. In 2015 we now have 64GB flash drives which are quite fast but most are still just as bulky. When I received my newegg expert email to review this product I had half a mind to say no because I already have a Kingston 256GB HyperX flash drive that is, after 2 years of ownership, still a power house. However I never liked the size of the Kingston drive and always found it to be a massive problem pu...
Cons: There is however a design flaw with the Corsair flash drive, aside from the slow write speeds which you can read about in other review (30-40MB/s write speeds, really Corsair? You couldn’t have made that faster?). I use my keys to open the drawers of my desk which are spaced 8 inches apart and when the key+keycain is left in the lock I found that I would often close the drawer on the dangling keys, thus smashing the Corsair USB drive in the process. I immediately used...
Summary: Corsair 32GB USB 3.0 Sequential Read :155.0 Sequential Write:21.40 Random Read 512KB:132.3 Random Write 512KB:0.600 Random Read 4KB:9.149 Random Write 4KB:0.021 Random Read 4KB QD32:8.821 Random Write 4KB QD32:0.025 USB 2.0 Sequential Read :35.85 Sequential Write:13.71 Random Read 512KB:35.04 Random Write 512KB:0.589 Random Read 4KB:5.450 Random Write 4KB:0.021 Random Read 4KB QD32:5.516 Random Write 4KB QD32:0.022 Patriot Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Sequential Read :205.9...
Pros: Metallic case feels very secure and durable. Very light, and well designed. Large 32GB storage space is plenty for several applications. USB 3.0 capability. Good read performance on USB 3.0, excellent read performance on USB 2.0.
Summary: This drive is perfect for students (high school, college) where you will be bringing files or work with you and can't afford to forget it at home. Just attach it to your keys and you're never without. I've seen a few reviews stating it failed rather quickly. I haven't had that experience myself, but I will say I have used Corsair's RMA service before and it is acceptable compared to some other tech giants.
Pros: Corsair provides plentiful storage, discrete form factor, and durability in a small portable package. This is not meant to be a high octane device, instead it's rather a dependable work horse. The metal housing is attractive and feels very good in the hand. The device weighs practically nothing so there isn't really enough force to damage the metal when dropped (which I've done on purpose). The overall size is fantastic! I keep it on my key-chain and it never gets in ...
Cons: As previously stated, this isn't supposed to compete with their higher end flash based devices, but I wish the write speed was a LITTLE higher at least. My testing showed an average of 130 MB/s read speed but only 30 MB/s write speed. Documents, most pictures, and other media should be fine. However, start loading up some larger files and you're going to be sitting around waiting for a few minutes at least.
Summary: So others have complained of “cheap construction”, I could not see it in the one I was sent. I squeezed it, tried to bend it and pulled on it. It held up great when applied to medium pressure on it. Obviously this tiny USB is not going to take a hammer strike but I personally feel if used and carried with normal use, it will be just fine in your pocket for a while. I love the size and the Rubber strap.
Pros: Very well designed. Tough construction. Extremely light and tiny. One of the best designed USB’s I’ve seen for keychain use. The Rubber used to attach to the Keychain swivels and stretches.
Cons: 2.0 speeds with some exceptions while writing. Decent read speeds.
Be wary that you don't crush the business end of ...
Sean K. O'Brien "seannyob", Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: Be wary that you don't crush the business end of this thing, the metal shroud will collapse a bit on you. You may be able to bend it back into shape. Other than that, these are the top of the line in keychain USB 3 sticks. I order these for my people exclusively.
Summary: When I got this drive I was amazed at how small it was. I was never one to put anything but keys and my key fob on my key ring but this thing is so tiny it has a new home there. It’s so light and small that you won’t even notice it’s there. I loaded it up with some portable apps and ISOs that I might need when troubleshooting a PC at work.
Pros: Compact, Portable, Lightweight, Fast Read Speeds, Metal Casing
Summary: Long story short: this is a very nice looking drive that has good read speed but so-so write speed. Don't expect to insert this drive in your computer, load up a 20 GB queue of music to for your road trip, and expect it to be done transferring if you are in a hurry.
Pros: It's mind-blowing how much data can be crammed into such small devices these days. This USB drive is smaller than it appears in the photos and it feels so light you would think it could just blow away. That said, let's get into the nitty gritty of what this drive is really about. It's a USB 3.0 thumb drive with a lot of space. One expects USB 3.0 speed and the storage space as advertised. On the storage side, most of it is there. The drive is advertised as 32 GB which...
Cons: Its brushed aluminum casing is sexy and light. However, just inserting the drive into USB ports introduced dents and scratches in the aluminum casing. The drive comes with a key ring and it seems counter intuitive that a device that may share time with metal pointy objects in your pocket is not rugged enough to handle it. I realize that it's currently trendy to make our cool little electronic gadgets pretty to look at, but I dislike sacrificing function for looks. Thi...
Summary: All in all if you want a usb 3.0 flash drive this will certainly do what you need it too. It works fine for transferring files to and from PCs. Its very small so its not an eye sore like some bigger flash drives, easy to store in pretty much any place you might need too. As far as durability it seems to be rugged enough but as with anything only time will tell. I recommend this mini flash drive, and its corsair so you get a great company to back your warranty to boot.
Pros: This flash drive is quite small being a mini. It has brushed aluminum casing that looks nice, and a rubber piece with key ring loop attached. Seems durable enough even though I didn't put it through a rigorous test to see how long it lasts physically. I did put it through plenty of read and write tests using it in usb 2.0 and 3.0 ports, using varying file sizes from 500mb up too 4gb. USB 2.0 (4gb file) read = 145 to 185 mb/s write = 11 to 16 mb/s average time was abou...
Cons: The only con I have with this 32gb mini flash drive is the inconsistent write speeds they were up and down, they would start at 44 to 60mb/s then drop down to 11 to 22mb/s depending on usb 2.0 or 3.0 and fluctuate up and down constantly. Hence the 4 egg review.