Corsair Flash Voyager Mini (32GB)
The Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB packs a lot of data in a small shape, but still offers good value
- Extremely small, decent value
- Slower write speeds than the 4GB Corsair Flash Voyager Mini
If you need copious storage on something smaller than the keys on your keyring, check out this resilient little stick from Corsair. The Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB packs a lot of data in a small shape, but still offers good value.
Price$ 160.00 (AUD)
When we last looked at the Corsair Flash Voyager Mini, we were taken back by its capacity. At only 33x20mm and weighing under 6g, it seemed amazing that you could squeeze 4GB of flash storage into something so small.
A year or so later, and the self-same rubbery memory stick has grown internally - by eight times the capacity. So now the Corsair Flash Voyager Mini can be found in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities. We tested the 32GB version.
Externally, nothing has changed; the Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB still has the same retractable slide acting as a naked USB plug contacts, with the NAND flash modules attached to this sliding tongue.
The Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB housing still has the black and blue colouring, with the Corsair logo and Flash Voyager Mini name embossed on top.
Apart from now cramming that whopping 32GB into its tiny form, the Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB has slightly altered performance characteristics.
The orginal Corsair Flash Voyager Mini was never exactly billed as a speed demon – for that look to Corsair’s GT range – but in our tests the newer Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB showed improved read speeds but reduced write speeds, when compared to its 4GB brother.
Where the original averaged 18.9MB/s read and 10.6MB/s write speeds, the Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB could now reach a steady 30.0MB/s read speed.
Writing dropped significantly to just 4.9MB/s in the HD Tach quick test using 4K blocks, but rose again to a more respectable 7.5MB/s in the longer 32K version of the drive benchmark test.
On balance, it’s a case of swings and roundabouts in performance. In broad terms, its write speed has dropped by around 50%, although its write speed has increased by roughly the same amount. These figures are all still on a par with many such USB 2.0 flash drives.
But regardless of its data transfer performance, there’s no denying the huge amount of data that can now be dangled from the Corsair Flash Voyager Mini 32GB’s little string lanyard.
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