It seems that every time a major lawsuit is launched against a plethora of companies, Buffalo is the first to get hit. Like the one about the WiFi patents from Australia like a year or two ago, Buffalo got hit first and hardest, now SanDisk is suing everyone and their brother in a new flash drive lawsuit and Buffalo gets hit first.
So you’ve made it into the boss’ office and you are transferring the files onto your cheap knockoff flash drive and had you been mere seconds faster you wouldn’t be sitting in a jail cell, well you should have bought a flash drive from Corsair. Their new Flash Voyager GT offers up transfer speeds four times faster than that of a regular USB 2.0 drive.
In case you’ve never heard of it, its an acronym for “Keep It Simple Stupid”, essentially it means don’t over complicate things. Sony has done just that with these MP3 players, they work almost identically to a flash drive, you plug them directly into the USB port on your computer, drag and drop your audio files, and it charges as the same time.
So I’ve had the 32GB Corsair Flash Survivor for a few days now which has been time enough for me to run some benchmarks on it and see how practical it is for every day use. I must say, I love it, I was copying some files to it for a friend, and I came to the realization that for once I didn’t have to worry about copying too much and filling up the flash drive mid copy as there is almost nothing I could copy to this drive that would fill it up.
So I got a package from FedEx today, inside was the Flash Survivor 32GB model, its new, and its hot, not literally though. Inside the package were the flash drive tube thingy, a USB extension cable, and a Corsair dog tag/chain that I chose to put the flash drive on along with the dog tag.
There’ve been a few 32GB SDHC media cards surfaced in the last 6 months. One of them was a promising in development class 6 SDHC from Panasonic compared to much lower speed Sandisk Ultra II or class 4 models from Toshiba or PNY. Being the fastest media available, it also comes with a hug price tag. If you gotto have a 32GB class 6 SDHC with a warranted minimum transfer rate of 6MB/s up to 20MB/s, then check out the Panasonic. It should be available around April with manufacturer's suggested retail price of $699! Otherwise, get the cheaper 32GB Sandisk Ultra II at half the price. Both should be released around the same time.