550 Days Later: Corsair Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB Revisited


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Today we are revisiting the Corsair Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB. We originally reviewed it in October of 2011, and we’re taking a look at it again 550 days later.

In the beginning of October of 2012, the drive ceased to function. When plugged into either a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on a variety of computers, the drive would simply flash a blue light rapidly. No OS or BIOS could detect it, including Windows 7, Linux Mint, Mac OS X, and Parted Magic OS (Linux). We filed an RMA with Corsair, which was quickly fulfilled. We received our replacement on October 15, 2012.

In reality, we are taking a look at a drive that is not 550 days old, but rather one that is 183 days old.

Our original drive performance in Crystal Disk Mark was about expected:

Original Corsair Voyager

Original Corsair Voyager

Our replacement drive performed very similarly, actually performing slightly better in certain cases:

Replacement Corsair Voyager

Replacement Corsair Voyager

Although it is impressive that the drive would hold up performance over a period of approximately half a year, we were a bit disappointed that the original drive only lasted one year. We will see if the replacement shares a similar fate this upcoming October. However, we should again mention that Corsair was very responsive and helpful when it came to replacing the failed drive. (It should also be noted that the drive was purchased through retail as a normal consumer, not as review sample, and went through the normal RMA procedure).