Corsair Flash Voyager 32gb Review

Packaging & Up-close

Packaging and Up-Close
 
The Flash Voyager came packaged in clear blistered plastic, holding the drive and contents securely in position, and also preventing any tampering during transit. The drive itself is held on the front of the package, with a little compartment around the back holding the accessories; a USB extension lead and a Corsair Lanyard. The blister pack didn't appear to offer very much protection against damage to the drive, but it arrived in full working order none-the-less.
 
Corsair Flash Voyager Packaging Corsair Flash Voyager Bundle
 
The drive itself is made out of a thick rubber, giving a satisfying grip in the hand and also making it very good at bouncing if dropped onto a hard surface, such as the floor. The drive uses a turquoise/black colour scheme, with 'Flash Voyager' written down the side of the drive in a bright yellow. The Cap for the drive holds the Corsair logo, whilst the back of the drive has Corsair's web address. Towards the rear of the drive is a little activity LED, which flashes blue when the drive is active.  
 
Corsair Flash Voyager 32gb Drive Corsair Flash Voyager Port 32gb Back 
 
The cap removes with a reassuring amount of force, so will hopefully stay attached and avoid the annoyance of finding it missing when you return home from a day out. The USB connection itself is held firmly in place, and doesn't wobble or flex in any way. My only criticism is that there is nowhere to store the cap when using the drive, something which the OCZ drive here did very well.
 
Corsair Flash Voyager Port Un-capped 
 
 The included USB lead serves its purpose well, and can extend a USB port by around 50cm. The wire itself looks similar to woven foil, and gives a nice metallic effect to the cable. The included lanyard clips to the end of the flash drive with ease, and although it may not get you many fashion points, it serves its purpose well and keeps the drive secure around your neck.
 
Corsair Flash Voyager USB extension  Corsair Flash Voyager 32gb Lanyard  
 
Overall, the externals of the drive serve their purpose well; They protect the internal circuitry and are also aesthetically pleasing. The drive has a nice solid feel, and is also functional and easy to use. It's good to see rubber casing used, rather than the plastic that so many other flash drives use. This make it much better at absorbing shocks, which should make your data even more corruption resilient. 
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17-06-2009, 09:21:22

Luigi
Fed up of carrying round a clumsy external hard drive? The Corsair Flash Voyager 32gb could be just the thing for you.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...212105311s.jpg

Read the full review here.

17-06-2009, 11:19:05

Rastalovich
Great stuff.

One of the things I made sure I came back from the states with, about 4 years ago, was the 8g version of this. $44 or so at the time iirc, which unfortunately was 40+ over here (as usual).

Outstanding device imo. Do-not like the rubber surround on merely a 'looks' basis, and it feels like it get's grubby, strange feeling.

Damn robust tho, nice package.

The chunkyness can get in the way of plugging it in next to populated ports.

Dunno about the one u got, but the usb connector always felt like it was overly... wiggly... as if it was broken!

hehe the lid is kewl only for the fact u can play with it whilst ur w8ing for transfers

17-06-2009, 11:29:29

zak4994
The aesthetics seem a bit generic especially the colouring.

But when it comes to performance, damn is it good.

17-06-2009, 11:55:48

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
Great stuff.

One of the things I made sure I came back from the states with, about 4 years ago, was the 8g version of this. $44 or so at the time iirc, which unfortunately was 40+ over here (as usual).

Outstanding device imo. Do-not like the rubber surround on merely a 'looks' basis, and it feels like it get's grubby, strange feeling.

Damn robust tho, nice package.

The chunkyness can get in the way of plugging it in next to populated ports.

Dunno about the one u got, but the usb connector always felt like it was overly... wiggly... as if it was broken!

hehe the lid is kewl only for the fact u can play with it whilst ur w8ing for transfers
That sounds wierd? Obviously you got yours a while ago, maybe the design has changed somewhat, but I was really really impressed with the casing. As for the USB port, it's definitely in there to stay, maybe yours has come loose with time?

17-06-2009, 12:18:58

Hassan
Don't look nice, but is very fast indeed. Petty its slower than the OCZ in file transfer.

17-06-2009, 13:30:39

VonBlade
As someone who's owned a 1GB version of this for nearly a couple of years now, I can vouch for its bombproof-ness.

It truly is almost indestructable.
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