Corsair Flash Voyager USB drives are “durable, stylish, compact, reliable, and exceptionally fast, making them ideal for transporting MP3s, digital images, presentations and more.” Viperlair’s review of the 4GB model gives a good indication of the drive’s durability. Hubert Wong took it for a swim in the kitchen sink, a clothing wash and dry cycle and ran over it with his Honda Civic – and the Voyager survived with data intact:
I took the opportunity to toss Flash Voyager under a drain pipe and leave it there for the cold snap we suffered last week. After a few days, I chipped it out, defrosted it in the sink overnight and plugged it back in. Again, the drive was detected and all the data was there.
Of course, a tough flash drive isn’t worth it’s grain in salt if it doesn’t perform. Compared with the other USB 2.0 devices in this roundup, the Corsair Flash Voyager proved to be at least as fast as other high capacity Flash Voyagers and significantly quicker than non-Dual Channel devices.
Published in: Storage on 2005-12-22