and update my review accordingly if the replacement is better.
Greg Robinson, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I've owned several Corsair GT USB drives in the past, and I had very high hopes for this new one. However, within a few months it was no longer useable after having worked well at first. Also, from the very beginning the USB 3 I/O performance (read / write throughput) was significantly slower than other USB 3 flash drives I own.
Summary: If there is a faster USB drive out there that competes with this drive in size and claimed speed, please let us all know about it. I can't stand it when a darn good product is bashed by some hairless nitwit. If I had an outlet, I'd sell them as the best USB drive I sell. I'm considering buying another one so I can throw my other slower drives in the trash can where they belonged to start with.
Pros: The speed is no question its strong point. You can balk at paying the higher price all you want but if you want speed, this is the one to have. For all I have spent on cheaper slower performing drives, I could own several of these Voyagers GTs by now. I happen to like my warranty also.
Cons: Are you kidding? I know what size it is. If you look at it, you can see it is larger than most drives out there. So now I should sit here and complain about the size. In a perfect world, it would be smaller but then I might have to give up the rubber casing. I've dropped mine on concrete and it bounced back up to me. Kidding here!. It did bounce a little but all is well that ends well. For these people who complain about the speed, I say baloney. In a 3.0 slot running...
Summary: I did some benchmarking with this and the results were pretty good. I won't bore you with all the results but In a USB 3.0 port on my laptop ATTO benchmark tool tested this USB drive around 75MBs write and between 225 and 235MBs read. I have used this drive as an install disk for Windows 8 and it worked great. I mainly use this drive to transfer movies. I get great transfer speeds from my SSD to this drive... usually between 75 and 95MBs.
Pros: rubber casing fast competitive pricing
Cons: not too big of a con but it may seem a little bulky for some but personally i like the size of it and the grip to the rubber housing