USB flash drives are the most popular and the fastest advancing gadget in the technology market and the rate at which they are progressing is remarkable. Early USB flash drives were bulky and their capacity was often in the 32-64MB range. Today we have 4-8GB flash drives which are about the size of a cell phone SIM card and many companies are releasing 32GB flash drives already! Such is the progress that within a period of six months prices have dropped around 50%. Today we will take a look at no less than 19 different USB flash drives from 10 different companies.
Not all USB flash drives are designed with the same purpose in mind. Some are designed to withstand extreme physical abuse while others are designed to be as small as possible. Much as their design differs, so does the group of potential buyers. For this reason we divided this round-up into three separate groups; Normal Drives, Mini Drives and Tough Drives. The list of the candidates as well as their groups can be seen in the following list:
A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the Corsair Voyager Air, a USB 3.0 capable drive which provided 1TB of storage in a 2.5” form factor with the added bonus of wireless functionality. Another recent addition to their product range is the Voyager GTX, a more traditional approach to USB 3.0 storage… and one which Corsair claim is the fastest around. That is the focus of our review today.
Finding the right portable storage is a problem many of us face. Often we might get away with a small USB drive or out phone, maybe a cloud based solution. All have their uses but there are limitations in size, speed, availability and so on. So with those limitations in mind we began to see...