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Corsair Flash USB Drives - Old VS New

posted Jun 20, 2011, 11:58 AM by Victor Zakharov   [ updated Jun 20, 2011, 12:30 PM ]
I recently tested the new 32GB Corsair Voyager USB flash drive, which belongs to one of my co-workers.
This 32GB USB 3.0 flash stick caught me by surprise, as random speeds were NOT quite impressive. Perhaps, USB2 is the bottleneck.
Then I also tested two of my old flash drives, and that 5 year old 4GB Voyager of mine beats the new one on reads.
Anyway, down to the pictures:


For reference, here are the model numbers (in the order as pictured):
CMFUSBMINI-16GB (FAT32), CMFUSBMINI-16GB (NTFS), CMFUSB2.0-4GB (FAT32), CMFVY3-32GB (NTFS)

16GB mini was benchmarked with both NTFS and FAT32, just to make sure I am not missing anything.
Default is FAT32, and as you can see, NTFS introduces a little overhead, so performance is slightly worse.
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