What We Did Like
The Corsair Voyager GT 16GB drive is the fastest drive we have tested to date. Even though it beats the competition by a small margin, it always manages to perform better than every other drive. The Voyager GT is also a good looking drive and the rubber body makes the drive exceptionally durable for an electronic device. It is also very good at dealing with 2-6MB files, making it ideal for transferring media files or using it as a media drive for the new vehicle MP3/USB players.
What We Did Not Like
There is not much we can find wrong with the Voyager GT drive, as the drive is exceptionally well balanced. The drive however is one of the most expensive available, so those shipping for a budget model will need to look elsewhere.
Who Would We Recommend It To?
The new Corsair Voyager GT 16GB drive is a complete success in regards to the performance claims and it is the fastest unit you can currently buy. It is based on the synthetic polymer body design Corsair has been successfully using for years now, additionally it is lightweight and very durable. The Voyager GT 16GB drive is extremely potent when dealing with any file sizes but it excels when dealing with medium sized files, in the 2-6MB range. Sequential read and write speeds when transferring very large files are also exceptional, reaching 31MB/s and 24MB/s read and write speed respectively. The asking price is somewhat higher than that of other 16GB drives but it still is reasonable, so people who would like to have one of the fastest USB flash drives currently available will be more than willing to pay for it.
The Corsair Voyager GT 16GB drive can be found at dabs.com for £68.89
and at newegg.com for $99.99
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