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Corsair Flash Survivor GTR 32GB USB Flash Drive review

While this drive works in a USB3.0 port, it doesn’t offer any enhanced speeds over USB 2.0 standards … not a particularly big issue right now as the new standard has been slow to catch on anyway.

CPU: Intel Core i7 875k
Cooler: Noctua NH 14D
Motherboard: Intel DP55WG
Hard Drive: Intel 160GB SSD & Western Digital 2TB storage
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1600mhz (4gb)
PSU: Enermax 1250w Revolution
Graphics: Zotac GTX465
Chassis: Silverstone Raven 2
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate

Comparison Drives:
32GB Corsair Survivor GT
16GB Patriot Memory Bolt
16GB Play.com drive
16GB Kingston Data Traveller
32GB TwinMos L2

For our testing we combine a mixture of synthetic and ‘real world’ tests to give an overall performance view of each of the drives. We disabled Windows indexing and ensured the system was not active during our benchmarks – all tests were undertaken 3 times and median averages recorded for the final result. We copied files from our 2TB storage drive back and forward to the USB drives to measure performance.

As our testing has proved, the Corsair Flash Survivor drive is lightning quick, saturating the USB 2.0 bus. The performance when writing is outstanding and easily bests the older technology from the same company.

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