Corsair announced two new 16GB flash drives today. The new high-performance
16GB Flash Voyager GT uses specially selected, hand-screened MLC NAND flash
memory in a dual-channel configuration. Corsair combines this memory with a high-speed
controller IC in order to deliver rapid read and write speeds that are
significantly faster than most USB drives. The new 16GB Flash Voyager GT uses
Corsair’s water- and shock-resistant all-rubber casing.
Corsair also expanded its best-selling Flash Voyager Mini
product family with a new 16GB model. The latest Chip-on-board technology made
the increased capacity possible. With Chip-on-board technology, movies, music,
photos, and personal documents can be stored in a format that’s one-third the
size of a typical USB flash drive. The Flash Voyager Mini features a cap-less
retractable USB connector and a rubberized housing.
The full press release for both drives is below.
Corsair Announces 16GB Flash Voyager GT
Flash Drive and 16GB Flash Voyager Mini
New duo of 16GB
drives designed for users who want high performance and high portability
Fremont, CA, April 30th, 2009 – Corsair, a worldwide
leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced
a new 16GB high-performance “GT” Flash Voyager USB drive. The new
MLC-based Corsair 16GB Flash Voyager GT has been designed to deliver
best-in-class performance for a high-capacity USB flash drive.
Corsair to deliver the highest performing products,” said Jim Carlton, VP of
Marketing at Corsair. “That’s why our latest Flash Voyager GT offers both
higher speeds and higher capacities than standard USB drives, making them ideal
for discerning customers for whom high performance is a key criteria” added
The new 16GB Flash Voyager GT uses specially-selected,
hand-screened MLC NAND flash memory in a dual-channel configuration, combined
with a high-speed controller IC to deliver rapid data reading and writing
speeds significantly faster than most USB flash drives. Whether you’re backing
up data or transporting office files, pictures, music or even full-length
movies, you can “store-and-go” faster with the 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager GT.
The new 16GB Flash Voyager GT also utilizes Corsair’s
proprietary water- and shock-resistant, all-rubber casing so that users with
busy and active lifestyles can be confident that their data is secure and
protected from damage. Independent reviews of Flash Voyager products have
demonstrated their ruggedness, durability, and reliability. Flash Voyager
drives have been laundered, baked, frozen, boiled, dropped, and even run over
by a SUV! After all the punishment they receive the drives continue to work.
Corsair also announced today that it is expanding its
best-selling Flash Voyager Mini product family with a new 16GB model. The
increased capacity is possible due to the latest Chip-on-board technology,
which allows for a huge number of movies, music, photos and personal documents
to be stored in a format that’s 1/3 the size of typical USB Flash drives.
The Flash Voyager Mini utilizes a cap-less retractable
USB connector, which easily opens with the flick of the thumb, and its
ergonomic rubberized housing makes it easy to connect and disconnect from any
computer. The rubberized housing is also durable, making it an ideal flash drive
for users with busy and active lifestyles.
“The 16GB Voyager Mini offers an outrageous amount of
storage in a format that’s both ultra-compact and rugged,” stated John Beekley,
VP of Applications at Corsair. “The 16GB Flash Voyager Mini is the perfect
synergy of size looks and function.”
Both the 16GB Flash Voyager GT and the 16GB Flash Voyager
Mini are available immediately from Corsair’s authorized distributors and
resellers worldwide. All Corsair flash products are backed by a 10-year Limited
Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech
Support Xpress is also available. For more information on Corsair USB drives,
please visit www.corsair.com.
Cool... but what are the transfer speeds?
Probably decent. If i recall correctly theyre usually on top of transfer speeds. I've always wondered if these types of "rugged" sticks are actually waterproof. I mean is the gap between the cap and the stick not a problem?