Corsair releases its fastest USB flash drives yet

They approach the maximum performance offered by USB 2.0

Corsair has announced a new family of USB flash drives that the company said approach the maximum performance available from the USB 2.0 interface, which offers 480Mbit/sec throughput.

The Flash Voyager GTR family of USB flash drives have maximum read speeds up to 34MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 28MB/sec. If those read/write rates are accurate, they would surpass anything Computerworld has tested so far .

The fastest flash drive tested by Computerworld was the Ironkey secure drive , which had a maximum read rate of 27MB/sec. and a maximum write speed of 24MB/sec.

The Flash Voyager GTR drives will be available in densities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The drives come in a water-resistant rubber housing and have a 10-year limited warranty.

"As we continue to digitize the sights, sounds, movies, and business of our everyday lives, we need better and better ability to transport our data and access it quickly," said John Beekley, president of Technical Marketing at Corsair. "The Flash Voyager GTR combines the best features of a USB flash drive and the performance of an external hard drive to provide the ultimate data portability tool."

Corsair did not offer any suggested retail pricing on its new drives.

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