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Imminently available from storage experts Corsair is the latest in its come-n-‘ave-a-go-if-u-fink-you’re-‘ard-enuff line: a 4GB monster. The ‘monster’ phraseology only refers to the enormous capacity on offer here however, with the drive itself no larger than the rest of the popular range.
At this size we’re talking about 1,200+ six megapixel photos, over 1,000 MP3s, an almost infinite amount of documents and more emails than you can throw a very large stick/nay branch at. Yet the best part about the ‘Flash Voyager’ range (to give it its technically correct name for a change) is the shear durability of the things.
Heavy duty rubber casing makes them impact and shock proof to a level when standing on them simply tickles and they’re water resistant for good measure. Inbuilt security let’s users with highly sensitive data (and the paranoid) create a hidden, password protected partition on the drive and, naturally, USB2.0 connectivity is the order of the day with Corsair boasting read/write transfer speeds of 19MBps and 13MBps respectively. The usual USB1.1 backwards compatibility remains.
Windows ME, 2000 and XP are supported by all Voyagers (with start at just 128MB) along with Linux 2.4 onwards and Mac OS 9 and later. Given that we’re looking at a benchmark breaking size here, prices are not going to be cheap but they could’ve been one heck of a lot worse than the $259 RRP. The usual caveats about crossing the Sea of Inflation/Atlantic before counting chicken applies, etc etc.