Corsair Announces 16GB Flash Drive
Anh Tuan Huynh
December 12, 2006 6:14 PM
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Corsair's Flash Voyager sizes up
today announced the latest addition to its Flash Voyager line of USB drives
. The latest
Flash Voyager drive
arrives in a new 16GB size while retaining the portable form factor of smaller drives. An all-rubber housing surrounds the Flash Voyager 16GB USB drive and allows it to be somewhat water-resistant. Corsair equips the Flash Voyager with a USB 2.0 interface for speedy transfers up to 22MB/s reads and 7MB/s writes.
With the massive 16GB storage space the Flash Voyager can store plenty of high definition video and other multimedia content. Corsair’s Director of Product Marketing, Richard Hashim claims “As high definition content becomes more prevalent and that consumers demand portability of their favorite videos, pictures and applications, the need for an ultra high capacity drive increases. With a 16GB drive, you can put the entire series of three Lord of the Rings movies, an operating system, chat programs, photo editing software and still have storage space available for more,”
Other notable features of the Flash Voyager include 8 bit ECC technology to prolong product reliability and a bundled software encryption application. The bundled encryption application takes advantage of 256bit AES encryption technology.
Expect immediate availability of the Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB flash drive. MSRP pricing of the Flash Voyager 16GB has been set at $299 USD.
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Slow but so is everything else
12/13/2006 10:10:57 AM
Yes these are slow, and yes it should be increased in speed, but slow is not everything. What would everyone else use these for? I know what I would us it for. I would install linux on it (heck probibly do a dual partition with windowsXP on the other if possible) Store backup programs and trouble shooting programs, like ad-aware. Store important documents. store pictures (not porn) and maybe store a movie clip or two. I don't know if that would take up all the space, but it would take up a lot of it. Hopefully it would not take up all the space as I would like to have a little extra to manipulate if needs be.
I think that it is great that the size is getting bigger as that only means that eventually they will start to tackle speed. (some interesting research on that as well, NOR gate or something like that). Which will be good for everyone. Yeah corsiar for a new product that offers more.
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