A friend of mine was showing off his little flash drive he had on his keychain and when I compared it to my clunky Sandisk Cruzer I knew he just cost me money! Techbargains had a coupon deal on the Corsair so I bought one. What I really like is the Corsair Voyager is USB 3.0.
The Corsair Voyager is made out of brushed metal. The key ring holder is rubberized and is held on with a pin that swings easily so it won’t get caught up on your keychain. It also includes the key-ring.
Surprisingly it was not formatted as NTFS. I really don’t like FAT, so I reformatted the drive. Numbers wise this is no speed demon. But for under $40 bucks what do you expect? I compared the speeds using Crystal Disk Mark 3.0.3. A typical USB 2.0 drive (Sandisk Cruzer) will get around 27meg/s and the USB 3.0 Corsair gets around 42meg/s. So there is a nice improvement. Write speeds were not very impressive with the Corsair. The Lexar S73 JumpDrive write speeds were more than double the Corsair. I had a few SD cards that I also benchmarked to see where the Corsair landed.
Overall I am happy with the Voyager Mini. The size is perfect and I am enjoying the USB 3.0 speeds.