Corsair Flash Voyager GT or SanDisk Extreme?

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  1. richard13 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys.

    I am in the market for a new 16GB or 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive. After looking around for a couple days I'm pretty much settled on either the updated Corsair Flash Voyager GT (CMFVYGT3A) or the SanDisk Extreme (SDCZ80).

    Does anyone have either of these? Have any opinions?

    Also, 16GB doesn't seem like a lot but then again 32GB seems like overkill. Opinions?


    Here's what I'm thinking:

    Corsair Flash Voyager GT
    I like the graphics/color scheme on this drive. I also like that the connector is always out with a cap. I'm concerned about it being a bit bulky and the failures reported by some users on Amazon about the previous revision (CMFVYGT3).

    SanDisk Extreme
    I'm very impressed with the numbers that people are talking about for read/write speeds. I don't care for the "switchblade" design and it does look pretty boring.

    Thanks!
     
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    SR45 macrumors 65832

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    I have three Corsair Flash Voyager USB 3.0 thumb drives for the better of 6 months. Not much to say about them other than they work just fine, no hick-ups to report. Though I have the 3.0 version, its used in a 2.0 USB port. I got the thumb drives on sale, so the cost was not much for the 8 GB version, which I felt is all I needed. The 16/32 GB will cost a bit more unless you find them on sale.

    I used one of them to burn Mountain Lion to it. Using the 2.0 USB port on my MacMini 2011, and the process took 5 minutes to install, and another 15 minutes to get the OS X up and running. Not bad over the older 40 + minutes using the Recovery Method.
     
  3. richard13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much for the info! For now, installing Mountain Lion is my primary purpose so it's good to know you didn't run into any trouble with the Corsair flash drive. I'm in the same boat, going to use a 3.0 flash drive with a 2.0 USB port. I figure getting a USB 3.0 drive is the way to go because it will be useful in the future.
     
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  6. richard13, Jul 29, 2012
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    Thanks again guys. If I can somehow justify the larger memory size I'll consider that too. I agree that it's overkill for just Mountain Lion but maybe for some future need.

    Hmm... I wonder why they would get faster just by increasing the density. That doesn't seem to make sense unless the more dense ones have some sort of advantage like faster chips.

    Actually, I think I've found an answer to my question about speed/density
    http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108123
     

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