Reviews say the Corsair Flash Voyager is a good deal for a USB flash drive. It's not quite as durable as the practically impervious Corsair Flash Survivor (Discontinued), which is encased in aircraft-grade aluminum rather than rubber. However, the Flash Voyager is still reasonably durable and is lighter and slimmer. Both have a 10-year warranty. Some reviewers praise the file-transfer speed; others pan it. The Corsair Flash Voyager is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, and is also available in a 16 GB (*Est. $18) capacity.
Tech websites such as Phoronix.com, BigBruin.com and TomsHardware.com offer the best coverage of the Corsair Flash Voyager GT, along with the U.K.'s TrustedReviews.com. All of them test products before reviewing them, and none of them are trying to sell you a flash drive. Amazon.com has more than 400 owner reviews, but the various Voyager memory sizes are lumped together. Ratings there are overwhelmingly positive, but some users say the Voyager is too slow.
The Corsair Flash Voyager is among the 19 drives tested here, but it is primarily rated against two other tough drives, the Flash Survivor and the ATP ToughDrive Mini. The Voyager is the slowest of the three when it comes to transfer speeds, but anonymous reviewer "Grace" says this is a design that has clearly endured.
Review: 19 Flash Drive Roundup, "Grace", Feb. 27, 2008
Reviews here are very thorough, but it isn't easy to see at a glance which products are rated highest. Reviewer Michael Larabel says the Corsair Flash Voyager is not built to withstand as much physical abuse as the Corsair Flash Survivor, but if you don't intend to pummel it, it's a good deal.
Review: Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8 GB, Michael Larabel, June 13, 2007
Compared with other tech-oriented sources, the U.K.'s TrustedReviews.com evaluates a large number of flash drives. Reviewer Andy Vandervell gives the older Corsair Flash Voyager GT a Recommended tag and a high numerical score, praising its construction, 10-year warranty, file-transfer speed and even the lanyard.
Review: Corsair Flash Voyager GT 8 GB Review, Andy Vandervell, April 27, 2007
This anonymous review by a frequent BigBruin.com contributor gives a Highly Recommended tag to an older version of the Corsair Flash Voyager on the basis of its speed and durability. However, the reviewer says the bulky case may obstruct access to your computer's other USB ports.
Review: 512 MB Corsair Flash Voyager, "Spire", Jan. 23, 2005
Patrick Schmid and Sebastian Veltze, reviewers for TomsHardware.com, test 12 drives, assessing access time, read-transfer and write-transfer capabilities. The Corsair Flash Voyager 4 GB finishes in the middle of the pack on each test, but its durability makes it a good choice for those who need to carry it outside, the reviewers say.
Review: Corsair Flash Voyager (4 GB), Patrick Schmid and Sebastian Veltze, Aug. 16, 2006
More than 400 owner reviews give a very high average score to Corsair Flash Voyager, but it should be noted that reviews cover all storage capacities, not just the 8 GB version. Only a small percentage of users give the drives fewer than 4 out of 5 stars, with the most common complaint being slowness.
Review: Corsair Flash Voyager 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Contributors to Amazon.com