Corsair's best known for its SSD and HDD storage solutions and gaming peripherals, but at CES this year the company has unveiled a trio of new USB 3.0 jump drives. Called the Flash Voyager GT Turbo, it promises to deliver read speeds of up to 260MB/s and writes of up to 235 MB/s. Corsair claims those speeds make it the fastest USB 3.0 flash drive on the planet -- a claim we can neither confirm nor deny -- but we can tell you that pricing starts at $50 for the 32GB version, while the 64 and 128GB models cost $90 and $180, respectively, and can be yours now if you venture over to Corsair's website.
Corsair Launches World's Fastest Native USB 3.0 Flash Drives
– Corsair Announces Flash Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drives –
CES 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada - January 8, 2013 - Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Flash Voyager® GT Turbo flash drives, the world's fastest native USB 3.0 flash drives. Available in 128GB, 64GB, and 32GB capacities, the new flash drives deliver affordable, leading-edge file transfer speeds previously only available in far more expensive "USB 3.0 to SATA bridge" based drives.
The 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 260 MB/s and write speeds of up to 235 MB/s, 1.7 times faster than other native USB 3.0 flash drives.† 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," said Thi La, Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "The Flash Voyager GT Turbo drives provide massive portable data storage and extreme transfer speeds at an affordable price point for consumers."
Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
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 and Corsair's well-earned reputation for quality, compatibility, and performance.
Suggested retail pricing are as follows:
Flash Voyager GT Turbo 128GB: $179.99 USD
Flash Voyager GT Turbo 64GB: $89.99 USD
Flash Voyager GT Turbo 32GB: $49.99 USD
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