Corsair introduces VoyagerGT High-speed USB

Written by Brett Thomas

February 28, 2007 // 4:12 p.m.

Corsair Steps Up Performance On USB Drives

-- NEW Flash Voyager GT line offers cutting-edge design and blazing fast performance --

Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today launched the new Flash Voyager™ GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities.

"Consumers are demanding more from a USB drive today than one that simply stores data. It is becoming apparent that the read/write performance of a drive plays a significant role in the overall user experience, and the Flash Voyager GT delivers exactly that -- uncompromising speed," said Jack Peterson, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "With the introduction of the Flash Voyager GT, we now have 2 distinctive product offerings: Flash Voyager GT is all about performance, and the standard Flash Voyager that delivers the best value for a USB memory product."

Built to Corsair's legendary quality and reliability standards, the new Flash Voyager GT USB drives deliver sustained read/write performance up to 34MB/sec and 28MB/sec respectively. Taking full advantage of the new flash controller, the new GT features enhanced dual channel and interleave memory technologies.

Flash Voyager GT Features:

* Blazing-fast performance: Read speed up to 34MB/s, write speed up to 28MB/s
* Maximum durability: Proprietary all-rubber housing
* Drive integrity: Water resistant and shock resistant
* Data security: TrueCrypt encryption software offering AES 256-bit encryption
* User warranty: 10 years, with on-demand customer support

Each Flash Voyager GT features hand-selected NAND flash that together with an advanced controller delivers lightening-fast file transfer – up to 5X faster than typical USB drives. Examples of file size transfer speed comparisons are:

Capacity | 20 office files (1.06MB) | 60 pictures (279MB) | One movie (1.63GB)
Flash Voyager GT | Less than 1 second | 17 seconds | 82 seconds
Average USB | 5 seconds | 70 seconds | 358 seconds

First in the industry to feature all-rubber housing, the USB Flash drive performs reliably even under the most extreme conditions. Whether it is exposed to severe temperature, moisture or physical abuse, the Flash Voyager product line performs consistently to hold valuable data. To promote data security, each Flash Voyager is readied with a security application that allows users to create a hidden, password-protected partition on the USB drive. The password is encrypted with 256bit AES encryption, the most secure encryption algorithms available.

The Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB drives are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities and are available immediately through Corsair's authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers worldwide. The introductory MSRP for the three capacities are: $29.99 (2GB Flash Voyager GT / part number CMFUSB2.0-2GBGT), $59.99 (4GB Flash Voyager GT / part number: CMFUSB2.0-4GBGT), and $119.99 (Flash Voyager GT 8GB / part number: CMFUSB2.0-8GBGT). Each drive is bundled with a lanyard, security software/driver mini CD, and USB extension cable. For more information on the Flash Voyager GT USB drives as well as information on where to buy, please visit www.corsair.com. High resolution image of the product is available upon request by emailing vivianl@corsairmemory.com.

About Corsair

Corsair, a member of JEDEC, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high speed memory products since 1994. We have earned our reputation as being the first to market with leading-edge products supporting new computing platforms and technologies. Corsair supplies memory for applications ranging from mission-critical servers, ultra-high performance gaming systems, to ultra-portable notebooks. The performance and reliability of Corsair memory products makes them ideal for memory intensive computing. Corsair is also one of the most highly acclaimed flash memory makers for mobile phones, digital cameras, smart phones, MP3 players and other handheld devices.

Corsair also manufactures high performance PC cooling solutions and power supplies for the enthusiast marketplace.

More information on Corsair is available at http://www.corsair.com
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