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Corsair USB flash key drive Reviews - Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor
Corsair USB Flash Drives
If you take a look at the range of USB flash drives Corsair offers you can see they have chosen a very unique looking product line, and thats what entices people to buy them in the first place and also claims that the flash drives are almost indestructable.
Claims such as you can run over it with your care or you can drop into your glass of chardonnay and not have to worry about retrieving your data. Whatever you do dont try microwaving it though someone tried that and it was definitely dead :P.
The sizes the corsair flash voyager and corsair flash survivor come in are usb flash drives 4gb , 2gb, 8gb, 16gb, 32gb
Corsair Flash Voyager Review
This was the first Corsair USB flash drive I have ever used , chose it mostly due to the fact every other brand had the dullest looking usb key's in the world. At least it would help stop me from leaving it behind.
This corsair flash voyager is actually waterproof as it claims up to 100 ft and there are many times I spilt my drink on it and I whenever I go out its in my bag next to my leaky drink bottle and has survived easily.
Basically the reason its waterproof is due to the rubber coating and the snug fit of the cap , so whatever you do dont chew on the cap or let your dog chew it as if it comes loose enough they may be just enough room for water to get in and ruin it.
For me the design was something that attracted me to this USB key, and its very unique and is very easy to handle and plug into USB slots due to its comfortable rubber coating which feels like an old style rubber pencil grip.
A very decently priced USB flash drive especially considering the flashy design, waterproof and shock proof qualities.
Another good feature is it is shock proof so If anyone has experienced a USB slot spark you don't have to worry about destroying your flash voyager. Sounds strange but its happened to me before.
Not a huge selling point but its nice to get a cool looking strap with your corsair USB flash key , and it clips on nicely to the voyager to hang it around your neck or so you can swing it around as you walk down the halls.
This is something I hear a lot from corsair flash voyager uses, they seem to manage to break off the actual part that goes into the USB slot:S, i'm not sure if they are just ramming it into anything that looks like a USB slot, but I can assure you I had no trouble with bendy connectors or anything like that. Beats me how people manage to snap it off
Corsair Flash Voyager Con's
Sometimes you may get a little inpatient with the speeds and how long it takes to write and copy files to your USB flash drive. For me it wasn't especially slower than other USB flash drives but I guess any device will have a hard time transferring large files or even worse a whole bunch of small to medium files (photos).
I would avoid the voyager mini due to the fact it has a slide in and out connector which can break off easily, and generally that type of design is quite flimsy.
Running Apps, Movies off Drive
If your running more than 1 application off your USB flash drives it tends to start getting a little slow, especially transferring and watching a movie will leave you with a chuggy video quality.
Corsair Flash Survivor Review
So I only recently bought the Corsair flash Survivor probably due to intrigue after watching video's of people driving over the survivor with a ten tonne truck. It also has a great time capsule like design if that catches your fancy.
The corsair flash survivor has a great stand out design, looks like a groovy time capsule and its a lot more fun than your regular USB flash drives:P Its also amazingly strong and casing can take quite a beating
Very Strong & Waterproof
The corsair flash survivor has been drop tested, shock tested and all that. I have yet to try testing it waterproof features will probably give it a go soon, I think it is waterproof to around 150metres or so.
This USB flash drive is quite a bit more expensive than other competitors USB flash drives, but I guess you pay for the extra features and durability.
Again I am seeing fast speeds for reading off the device, but sometimes painfully slow when copying files to the USB flash drive even with USB 2.0 controller set up for maximum transfer rate.
Another downside I have heard is that the cap on the end of the corsair flash survivor seems to be attached poorly and falls off after some time, this hasn't happened to me yet only had it for 1 month but I will update on any problems that occur.
Corsair Flash Voyager and Survivor
Overall - The corsair flash range overall is very good, and the most appealing features is mainly to do with its durability, which is amazing so its definitely great for someone who treats there usb drive to a lot wear.
The only downside may be the speed so anyone tranferring files bigger than a gigabyte on a regular basis should probably avoid this one, but then again I'm sure keeping your files safe and accessible is more important than speed, usually.