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Corsair Voyager GTX 128GB – SSD speed from a USB3 flash drive.

Posted 16 July 2014 13:05 CET by Antonis Sapanidis

Review: Corsair Voyager GTX 128GB Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis Provided by: Corsair Manufactured: in Taiwan

You can find various USB flash drives, ranging from the older and much slower USB2 to the current USB3 that can offer anything from acceptable read/write speeds to outrageous performance, and size won't be an  issue, as you can easily find the one that suits your needs. So why did Corsair end up with the Voyager GTX? I can only guess that they needed to have a USB3 flash drive that would be able to produce top notch performance, meaning that they wanted to have SSD like performance.

This is what the Corsair Voyager GTX claims to do. The Corsair Voyager GTX is available in two capacities, 128GB and 256GB, that should provide more than enough space to carry with you all the time, and most importantly both drives will give outstanding read/write speeds.

You can find out more about Corsair simply by visiting their website here. Now let's start this review for the Corsair Voyager GTX by taking a look at the packaging.

A quick look at the Corsair Voyager GTX and its specifications


The packaging for the Corsair Voyager GTX is very simple, and clean looking, with red being the dominant colour. On the right side you will find all the information that you need about the Voyager GTX.

The front side.

Here is the rear.

This is what you will find on the top and the bottom of the Voyager GTX.

 

The Corsair Voyager GTX opened.

 

Specifications

Let's take a look at the specifications of the Corsair Voyager GTX as they appear on the official website.

 

 

This was the most relevant information that I could find at the time of writing this review, but you can always check the products page on the Corsair website for further info.

CrystalDiskInfo

Here I present two screenshots from CrystalDiskInfo. One with the drive connected in a Windows 7 installation, without UASP, and a second with the drive connected in a Windows 8.1 installation. So let's take a look.

Starting with Windows 7 without UASP support, here is how the Corsair Voyager GTX is identified.

The Corsair voyager GTX in a Windows 8 install. As we can also see in both screenshots, CDI reports the Total Host Writes as well.

Now let's start our tests with the NTFS file-system...