Corsair today announced the arrival of its 128GB Flash Voyager GT which it says is the world's fastest 128GB USB flash drive. While based on multi-level cell NAND flash memory, Corsair explained it's able to approach single-level cell performance through the use of a dual-controller architecture. The 128GB Voyager GT is reportedly able to achieve read speeds of up to 32MB/sec and write speeds of up to 25.6MB/sec.; depending on system overhead, the limiting factor becomes the effective speed of the USB 2.0 bus itself.
Corsair hasn't published dimensions of the drive but says "it’s less than half the size of a solid-state drive" which makes it a lot more convenient to tote around than a traditional backup hard drive unit. The Voyager GT is encased in a water-resistant rubber coating and can withstand shocks of up to 1500G and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
This is the fourth 128GB USB flash drive we've seen released in the past two months and it is currently available online for around $399.99 making it on par with the Patriot Xporter Magnum drive in both terms of price ($399.99) and speed (31MB/s). Other manufacturers with 128GB drives include Super Talent, Edge Tech and Kingston.