08 Roundup   USB 3.0 Flash Drives from Corsair, Lexar and Patriot

USB flash drives are the most common and widely used form of editable data storage, which today have all but replaced floppy disks and other similar data storage devices. The integration of USB 3.0 ports in most middle and all high end motherboards this year has spurred a vast interest over new, high speed USB 3.0 flash drives, larger and faster than their USB 2.0 counterparts, the speed of which has been limited by the maximum speed of the protocol for many years. Manufacturers responded to the rising demand and several high speed USB 3.0 flash drives have found their way into the market. Today, here at VR-Zone we are testing three of the currently fastest USB 3.0 drives available; the Corsair Voyager GT USB 3.0, the Lexar JumpDrive Triton and the Patriot Supersonic Magnum. 

USB flash drives are the most common and widely used form of editable data storage, which today have all but replaced floppy disks and other similar data storage devices. The integration of USB 3.0 ports in most middle and all high end motherboards this year has spurred a vast interest over new, high speed USB 3.0 flash drives, larger and faster than their USB 2.0 counterparts, the speed of which has been limited by the maximum speed of the protocol for many years. Manufacturers responded to the rising demand and several high speed USB 3.0 flash drives have found their way into the market. Today, here at VR-Zone we are testing three of the currently fastest USB 3.0 drives available; the Corsair Voyager GT USB 3.0, the Lexar JumpDrive Triton and the Patriot Supersonic Magnum.

01 Roundup   USB 3.0 Flash Drives from Corsair, Lexar and Patriot

All three of the USB 3.0 drives we will be testing today are capable of speeds much higher than what most mechanical drives can currently achieve. All three companies are clearly fighting to win over the technology enthusiasts, either by raw speed or style. Both Corsair's and Patriot's offerings are rugged drives with read speeds exceeding 200MB/s, while on the other hand Lexar is taking a more elegant approach with a smaller, stylish drive which the company claims it can exceed 150MB/s when either reading from or writing to the drive. Read on for details on the drives and their performance.

08 Roundup   USB 3.0 Flash Drives from Corsair, Lexar and Patriot