Billions of bytes are currently swarming into the capacious fortress of Corsair's new 128GB Voyager GT flash drive. It's the largest, fastest, and most exciting flash drive we've been sent yet, and it'll cost you about $497 when it becomes available in the next few weeks.
Described by one of its reps as an "aspirational product," Corsair knows this is a device aimed at enthusiasts only. But if you frequently need to write a gigabyte of data to a flash drive in 47 seconds flat, listen up.
The Voyager GT obliterated Corsair's 64GB Voyager drive in benchmarks. It achieved a maximum sustained write speed of 26MBps and sustained read speeds of just under 39MBps. Compare this to the 64GB Corsair Voyager's 8MBps for writing and 27MBps for reading, and you'll begin to understand why this model pushed our right eyebrow up to its highest position to date.
It's a solid, rubbery drive, and it will easily survive a fall. But it's bordering on the size of an iPod Nano. At this size, and at this cost, you have to wonder whether you'd be better off with a portable hard disk. But for those who want flash, it's the biggest, baddest and--most importantly--fastest piece of USB-driven solid-state storage technology we've ever tested.