Corsair Voyager Port: flash stick becomes backup

Corsair have announced a desktop dock that can turn any USB flash drive into a one-click backup solution.  The Corsair Voyager Port has a top-mounted USB 2.0 port and comes with a copy of NovaBACKUP 10; at the push of the Voyager Port's single button, a preset backup is triggered.Video demo after the cut 

According to Corsair, the vast majority of users have a My Documents folder containing less than 64GB of data: that means one of the company's 64GB Flash Voyager drives is enough for a full backup.  Alternatively, they're promoting the Voyager Port (and NovaBACKUP 10's "Disaster Recovery" tool) to make a full image of an SSD-based netbook, the full storage of which often comes in at under 32GB.

No word on pricing as yet, but the Corsair Voyager Port has a 10 year warranty.  As an alternative – which works with both flash and USB hard-drives – check out our review of the ClickFree Transformer

Press Release:

Corsair announces Voyager Port

Corsair develops innovative solution to transform any USB flash drive into

a powerful and flexible portable backup and recovery device

Fremont, CA, March 31st, 2009 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Voyager Port portable backup solution for USB flash drives.

The Voyager Port transforms any USB flash drive into a powerful data backup solution, complete with a simple, one-button file backup feature. The Voyager Port requires no external power supply and features a USB 2.0 port for the latest, high-speed USB flash drives.

"USB flash drives, such as Corsair's shock- and water-resistant Flash Voyager drives, are smaller and far more durable than portable hard disk drives, which have moving parts that are vulnerable to shock" said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing, Corsair, "And with 64GB Flash Voyagers now available, USB flash drives are ideal backup solutions."

The Voyager Port is seamlessly integrated with the included copy of award-winning data backup and recovery software NovaBACKUP 10, to easily store and protect your important data. Simply press the Voyager Port's backup button and you need never again be without your most important documents, photos, email contacts, music and other data.

"Your most important personal data, such as documents, spreadsheets, PDFs and presentations generally only occupies a few gigabytes of hard disk space, meaning that huge hard disk-based backup drives are largely wasted," continued Carlton. "Our research indicated that over 80% of users have a 'My Documents' folder of less than 64GB, and more than 85% need to regularly transport less than 64GB of data between different PCs. This shows that USB flash drives are an efficient method of backing up your data, and with high-capacity USB flash drives, there's still plenty of room for your favourite music, photos and even movies."

The Voyager Port, combined with 32GB or 64GB USB flash drives, also makes an ideal total backup solution for notebooks and netbooks with smaller main storage drives. Simply use NovaBACKUP 10's Disaster Recovery option to take a snapshot of the system to preserve your data in the event of a failure.

The Voyager Port is available immediately from all good stockists, and is backed by a 10-year warranty and comprehensive customer support via telephone, email, forum and the Tech Support Express helpdesk.