Corsair Debuts USB 3.0 Flash Drives with SSD Performance

Corsair Voyager GT Turbo Provides Up to 260MB/s Read Speed

by Anton Shilov
01/08/2013 | 02:40 PM

Corsair, a leading provider of high-end personal computer components and accessories, this week introduced its new breed of native USB 3.0 flash drives with leading-edge performance. In fact, the company itself claims that its Voyager GT Turbo are the world’s fastest flash drives. As usual, the speed comes at a price.

 

Corsair Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 flash drives are housed in a sleek, sturdy, brushed metal housing with a convenient capless design. The new flash drives deliver transfer speeds never-before-seen in a native USB 3.0 flash drive, with read speeds of up to 260MB/s and write speeds of up to 235MB/s, 1.7 times faster than other native USB 3.0 flash drives, according to the manufacturer. The drives connect with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and work with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no additional software required.

"The enormous file sizes of modern HD movies, music, and photos continue to push the need for greater storage space and faster file copy speeds. The Flash Voyager GT Turbo drives provide massive portable data storage and extreme transfer speeds at an affordable price point for consumers," said Thi La, senior vice president and general manager of memory and enthusiast component products at Corsair.

The Flash Voyager GT Turbo flash drives will be available in February from Corsair's worldwide network of resellers and distributors. They are backed by a 5-year warranty. Suggested retail pricing are as follows: