CORSAIR 海盗船 Flash Voyager GTX 256GB USB 3.1 Premium闪存盘
Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.1高级闪存驱动器让SSD性能触手可及，读取速度高达440MB/秒，写入速度高达440MB/秒。采用坚固的锌合金外壳，可提供128GB，256GB，512GB和1TB容量，可以加载所有数据并快速进行访问。 Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.1与高速USB 3.1 Gen 1，USB 3.0和传统USB 2.0连接完全兼容，可兼容未来和向后兼容任何Windows，OSX或Linux操作系统，无需驱动程序或安装。
Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.1高级闪存驱动器将SSD性能放入你的口袋，读取速度高达440MB /秒，写入速度高达440MB /秒。
高速3D NAND存储器可将读取速度提高至440MB /秒，写入速度可达440MB /秒，让您在数秒内即使复制大型文件。
针对USB 3.1 Gen 1，USB 3.0和USB 2.0进行了优化，以保证兼容。
使用CORSAIR SSD Toolbox软件格式化，分区和优化驱动器性能。
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Uncertain as to why this drive costs less than the GTX 3.0 Voyager, I called tech support to try to uncover any differences between these two drives (meaning the 3.0 GTX and the 3.1GTX). Tech support looked up the specs for me, as they are not on Corsair's website yet, and they indeed, confirmed that the only difference relates to the 3.0 USB port speeds vs. the 3.1 USB port. Of course, the 3.1 is backwards compatible with 3.0 and 2.0. So, the internal controller in both drives is identical, according to Corsair's 888 tech support line. the guy seemed to know what he was talking about, and when I asked why the 3.1 is costing less, he indicated that it's all about introducing the newer product, and gaining traction on sales. He also indicated that he would expect the 3.1 to ramp up in price to be near what the 3.0 GTX is now. So, I'm glad I grabbed one here for what is currently the going price. By the way, he indicated that we'll certainly see a migration of products to the newer USB-C protocols -- also with higher prices to come, I'm sure.
I hope this clarification as to the differences and pricing of these two drives helps someone -- I was relieved to get confirmation that both drives are internally identical except for the 3.0 vs 3.1 speeds.
CrystalDiskMark results for the Corsair Voyager GTX 256 GB
Seq Q32T1 Read 432.8 Write 429.5
4KiB Q8T8 Read 128.7 Write 160.9
4KiB Q32T1 Read 132.5 Write 156.5
4KiB Q1T1 Read 20.39 Write 40.01
-Decided to run the test on my laptops standard HDD to compare speeds
CrystalDiskMark results for the internal 1TB HDD
Seq Q32T1 Read 85.66 Write 99.35
4KiB Q8T8 Read 0.890 Write 1.104
4KiB Q32T1 Read 0.896 Write 1.178
4KiB Q1T1 Read 0.399 Write 1.090
Just amazed at the difference this is a quality USB drive to achieve that kind of performance on a normal USB 3.0 port and i think they really hit the mark with this drive.
Pros: Fast SSD speeds, cheap(at least when i bought), works with Linux, looks nice, hard shell
Cons. This almost lost a star for 2 reasons. (1) First and a reason that others have noted the paint and metal on the hard case surrounding the USB scratches very easy. Throwing it into a pocket with keys once already did it so i decided to scratch my name and Ubuntu into it which was very easy.(maybe improve the material its painted with) (2) Now on to my 2nd complaint is more a personal one based on my use and installation of the drive. There is little to no support for Linux from Corsair with these drives. I had to format, provision and optimize the drive all manually because they don't have a simple port of the SSD toolbox to Linux... (Please port it over)
Still scratches and underwhelming Linux support from the program are no reason to lose a star. The drive itself preforms as expected and i would highly recommend it to anyone with high speed data transfer needs.
The black finish has worn off on most of it from being in my pocket and rubbing against other keys, but the performance is stellar.
The reason I mentioned the 256gb drive is because they are built exactly the same, so I expect the same external aesthetic wear, but that doesn't really bother me.
It's built like a tank too with it's metal casing.
Connected to USB 3 port, I got these results with CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 (they are quite close to the manufacturer's claims):
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2018 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 418.913 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 400.778 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 124.648 MB/s [ 30431.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 146.418 MB/s [ 35746.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 139.800 MB/s [ 34130.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 121.384 MB/s [ 29634.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 18.870 MB/s [ 4606.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 32.506 MB/s [ 7936.0 IOPS]
Test : 1024 MiB [G: 0.0% (0.2/476.9 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/06/23 19:47:53
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 17134] (x64)
I am running Windows To Go (win2go) version of Windows 10 on this drive and it runs exceptionally fast and well.
Windows To Go compatible (despite the lack of certification)
It does get warm with extended use, but not too hot to touch.
Just like the smaller capacity drives from this series, it's wide and thick and may not fit well on every device or may interfere with the insertion of other devices. One suggestion in such case - use a USB3 extension cable.
Bottom line: This is, hands down, the best 512gb Disk On Key on the market today, IMHO.
I have ordered the 1TB version and will review it later, although I expect the same or better performance.