We're expecting big things from the USB 3.0 spec, but that doesn't mean it's time to write USB 2.0's obituary. Case in point: Corsair today just unleashed a new family of flash USB drives -- Flash Voyager GTR -- designed for the USB 2.0 interface.
The biggest feature of the new flash drive family is the quad-channel architecture. According to Corsair, this makes it possible to reach read speeds up to 34MB/s and write speeds up to 28MB/s. Corsair says these are real-world figures too, as demonstrated by the company's in-house testing "against a major competitor's 128GB 'fast' flash drive."
"As we continue to digitize the sights, sounds, movies, and business of our everyday lives, we need better and better ability to transport our data and access it quickly," stated John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair. "The Flash voyager GTR combines to the best features of a USB flash drive and the performance of an external hard drive to provide the ultimate data portability tool."
In addition to 128GB, the new drive series will also be available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. No word yet on price.