Corsair Flash Voyager Port

Packaging & Appearance

 Packaging & Appearance
 
The Flash Voyager Port arrived in sealed moulded plastic packaging, holding it very securely and also making it very difficult for the device to be tampered with. Corsair have designed the front of the packaging to be fairly minimal, drawing maximum attention to the logo, name and strap line. On the rear, the plastic is moulded to allow the packaging to lie flat, with two supporting feet at the bottom. The back has far more product information, and is listed in various languages.
 
Corsair Flash Voyager Port Packaging Front Corsair Flash Voyager Port Packaging Back
 
Inside the box is everything you need to get started.  There is a small instruction leaflet and a miniature CD containing the NovaBACKUP software. Along with the device itself there is also a standard USB to Mini USB data cable of around 60cm in length for connecting to any USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible port. 
 
Corsair Flash Voyager Port packaging contents Corsair Flash Voyager Port Contents 
 
The Device itself has a fairly simple, but stylish design. Just  two main colours (excluding the Corsair Logo) are used, and the effect is very striking and professional. It has a rubbery texture, with the base of the Port being a fairly thick rubber, giving it plenty of grip on most surfaces. At the back is the small mini-usb port for PC connectivity, whilst at the front the Corsair logo also acts as the Backup button. The USB port on the top is angled towards the back slightly, and is located in the rear half of the device.
 
Corsair Flash Voyager Port Front Corsair Flash Voyager Port Back    
 
Corsair were kind enough to send us a 32gb Flash Voyager drive for the pictorial and testing, which really does look the part when used with the Port. The matching colour schemes, as well as the drive fitting perfectly in the dock, means they compliment each other fantastically. If I were to be picky, my only complaint with the aesthetics would be that the Mini USB plug does protrude from the back of the device quite a lot, damaging the smooth look a little; it would have been nice to have this integrated into the device a little more.
 
Corsair Flash Voyager port with Drive  Corsair Flash Voyager Port Rear View 
 
Overall, I think the Voyager Port is a good looking device, and should certainly look nice perched at the edge of a desk. Something not mentioned in the specification is the weight of the Port, which is actually fairly low. It would have been nice to have it slightly heavier, to provide  a little more stability when inserting/removing a flash drive.       
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12-05-2009, 12:21:49

Luigi
"Losing hair over data back-ups? Then Corsair may have a solution for you, and it doesn't involve a wig!"



http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...104548403s.jpg

Find out how the Corsair Flash Voyager Port got along here.

12-05-2009, 16:05:39

Bungral
Very nice product and very nice review..

Thing is I'd need a pretty hefty memory stick to be able to back up enough data.

12-05-2009, 16:13:16

PeterStoba
Nice review, link to the 32GB drive is broken

As bungral said, its not big enough, unless you used it for major backups only...

12-05-2009, 16:21:48

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
Nice review, link to the 32GB drive is broken

As bungral said, its not big enough, unless you used it for major backups only...
Its not broken, ebuyer have just run out of stock It would seem.

If It doesnt come back in stock in the next few days then Ill add a different link..

32/64gb may not seem enough, but actually, all my vital data was only a fraction of what I thought it would be.

12-05-2009, 17:14:54

tinytomlogan
Just buy a WD passport 160gb for 45 and use that, doesnt have to be the usb stick.

12-05-2009, 17:32:52

zak4994
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Just buy a WD passport 160gb for 45 and use that, doesnt have to be the usb stick.
Agree with Tom.

Relatives have one and it is awesomez

13-05-2009, 04:54:13

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Just buy a WD passport 160gb for 45 and use that, doesnt have to be the usb stick.
Is that powered just through the USB? If you have to start faffing around with power bricks it kind of loses the appeal of the Port...

13-05-2009, 06:07:27

WC Annihilus
Yep, WD Passports go up through 500GB and are USB powered:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=525

13-05-2009, 11:58:35

k4p84
we have one of the passports at work and it is excellent

i'm thinking of getting one for myself now

13-05-2009, 16:29:33

Sleekit
Looks amazing

I already own a Corsair Voyager but I think ill b sticking to my WD passport for the time being

13-05-2009, 18:13:30

zak4994
One thing I hate about the Passport is that it is so f00king expensive. Well for me anyways.

26-06-2009, 09:13:27

Tomcat31
Looks and sounds great. One question though is does the port/software allow for backup of the USB stick to your PC? as I would find that more useful backing up my PC to the USB Stick.

26-06-2009, 09:14:32

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Tomcat31'
Looks and sounds great. One question though is does the port/software allow for backup of the USB stick to your PC? as I would find that more useful backing up my PC to the USB Stick.
I dont fully understand you there, sorry

26-06-2009, 09:32:02

Tomcat31
Sorry for not making my self clear. I currently keep alot of my documents and files on my USB stick as I work between 4 pc's at different locations. As such every so often I take a copy of my usb stick as save it to my PC. Can this device do this for at a press of a button?

26-06-2009, 09:33:48

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Tomcat31'
Sorry for not making my self clear. I currently keep alot of my documents and files on my USB stick as I work between 4 pc's at different locations. As such every so often I take a copy of my usb stick as save it to my PC. Can this device do this for at a press of a button?
You can't link it to the button from what I can see, but it's quite simple to restore from the USB drive, if that is what you mean?

26-06-2009, 09:37:20

Tomcat31
Thanks for that, it sounds like this device will be no good for what i need to do, as i want a quicker way to take a backup of my usb stick rather than use the stick as a backup drive.
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