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Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 May 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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Performance:

Outside of the physical testing that was done, we had also compared the Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB to the Corsair Flash Voyager 256MB and Flash Voyager 8GB to see how the performance compares. Our test system was using Fedora Core 6 with the Linux 2.6.20 kernel on a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 laptop with an Intel Core Duo T2400, 1GB of DDR2, and 80GB Serial ATA HDD. The Linux USB device was recognized as a Corsair UFD product and we had no troubles with its detection under Fedora Core 6 as well as other recent Linux 2.6 distributions. For the performance comparison we had used hdparm with the timed disk reads argument (-t) and taking the average of three reads. The Corsair Flash Voyager 8GB had an average read speed of 31.17 MB/sec while the Flash Voyager 256MB had a read speed of 18.46 MB/sec and the Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB had read at 29.36 MB/sec.

Conclusion:

We have been impressed by the durable rubber construction of the Corsair Flash Voyager series for over two years, but Corsair has now outdone themselves with the Flash Survivor GT. This 8GB flash memory unit with a CNC-milled anodized aircraft-grade aluminum housing makes it one hell of a terrific and dependable product. After dropping the Flash Survivor GT to the bottom of a pool, setting it in a boiling pot of water for over ten minutes, and hit it with a hammer several times, the Corsair Flash Survivor GT had continued to work as good as new. We have yet to come across any other flash drive on the market that is able to come close to the Flash Survivor GT's capabilities. Not only is the Flash Survivor GT extremely durable for storing mission critical data, but it also offers competitive transfer rates and Linux compatibility. The Corsair Flash Survivor GT can be bought for about $130 USD, which does make it somewhat pricey, but if you are serious about a durable flash drive this is the way to go.


Phoronix Product Rating: 10 / 10

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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