The USB connection kept popping out like a turtle's head
F. D. Walz Jr., Amazon
7 November 2014
Summary: Unit won't stay "closed" when in your pocket. The USB connection kept popping out like a turtle's head. Also, the unit's rather bulky. Returned it for a Lexar Jumpdrive for a few dollars more, and the Lexar has both encryption software and a visual percentage indicator on the unit.
Summary: The Voyager GO is only $7 more (at this time) and offers (in most cases) double the performance, as well as a smaller size and MicroUSB connectivity for your smartphone. If you're in the market to buy a USB 3.0 drive, I'd definitely recommend the Voyager GO instead of the Voyager Slider. The Slider is serviceable, but, I think it would be an easier sell if it was roughly $20 cheaper, leaving the GO as more of a stretch/price premium over it.
Pros: Lots of storage for a pretty attractive price. Thick and somewhat built well, would easily take dropping and probably a wash cycle or two. Capless, retractable design means you won't have to keep an eye on a cap to protect the USB interface. Has a loop for a lanyard and a blue activity LED. Good USB 2.0 performance.
Cons: Abysmal USB 3.0 performance. Comparing this device to a Voyager GO 64GB flash drive, the GO outperforms it by nearly double at all tasks, and the GO is not that much more ($7 as of this writing). I tested in 2 ways, using a synthetic benchmark as well as several 'real world' tests using file transfers to the drive. Using UsbFlashSpeed.com's free benchmark tool, the Voyager Slider had an average of 14.15 MB/s write and 61.99 MB/s read using a USB 3.0 port. Comparativel...
Summary: Corsair reliability and quality. Nice slider mechanism, built well. But this flash drive is slow! CrystalDiskMark Benchmark (500MB Test File, Sequential Read/Write) USB 3.0--READ 44.52MB/s---WRITE 9.869MB/s
Summary: For the propeller heads, here's my shakedown for performance on four various USB 3.0 flash drives, a USB 2.0 flash drive, in addition to a HDD and SSD using a USB3.0 interface cable for comparison purposes: -Corsair Voyager 32GB USB3.0- Max Transfer = 82.8 MB/s Min Transfer = 54.0 MB/s Avg Transfer = 66.9 MB/s -Corsair Survivor 32GB USB3.0- Max Transfer = 79.8 MB/s Min Transfer = 79.2 MB/s Avg Transfer = 79.5 MB/s -HP/PNY X702W 32GB USB3.0- Max Transfer = 95.8 MB/s Min...
Pros: ~Rubberized grip. Makes it easy to remove (but not actually any easier to insert since you would be pushing opposite direction of the slider doing this method.) ~Activity LED ~Better than USB 2.0 performance ~Fair price for 32 GB of storage space
Cons: ~Mediocre transfer speeds for a USB 3.0 device (see Other Thoughts) ~Plastic feels flemsy. I could probably break the case apart with my hands with medium effort. An impact from a heavy object would most likey shatter the case. ~Activity LED is very bright and distracting if the device is in plain view. While connected to my TV as a media device, I cannot stop staring at the blinking blue strobe light burning my retinas. You cannot disable this LED. ~Formatted space i...
Summary: The slower speeds is why I had to give it a 3 egg rating plus you can find 64GB drives cheaper and probably faster. Here are my results with Atto benchmark tool: Filesize / Write Speed / Read Speed (MB/sec) 0.5 / 208 / 3319 1.0 / 444 / 6243 2.0 / 890 / 12106 4.0 / 1820 / 19359 8.0 / 5184 / 26491 16.0 / 3846 /34942 32.0 / 7858 /38641 64.0 / 9051 / 42010 128.0 / 11883 / 41412 256.0 / 12141 / 41562 512.0 / 12999 / 40184 1024.0 / 12959 / 41110 2048.0 / 14186 / 40108 4096.0 /...
Pros: Good size for backing up files or what ever you need it for Feels pretty rugged and could withstand a drop Very Competitive price per size Recognized in 3 different operating systems (Win7, Win8 and Win 8.1) 5 year warranty
Cons: Definitely not the fastest 3.0 drive I have used as other reviewers have stated. Although the read speeds are pretty snappy the write speeds are only slightly faster that USB 2.0.
Summary: I did a thorough format since I don't trust the quick format option with an exFAT filesystem but I encountered a problem, so I did the format several times until I changed to NTFS. Sometimes my computer won't detect it and man, I always hope that the data are still intact because I already encountered four times drive corrupt with this device.