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Corsair CMFVY3S vs CMFVY3 vs CMFUSB2.0

I am doing a second round of tests on my Corsair flash drives, first round was here : Link

Same hardware as the test rig :

Asus P8P67 PRO
i5 2500k
16gb ddr3
Corsair 600T case

Test devices :

Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3 (CMFVY3S-32GB)
Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB USB 3 (CMFVY3-16GB)
Corsair Flash Voyager 1GB USB 2 (CMFUSB2.0-1GB)

The newest one being the CMFVY3S-32GB. I also took a picture of them, as usual, nice and weak iphone 4 photo :

[zp src=”corsair voyager2.JPG” album=”blog/corsair usb3/” width=”600″]

Right to Left (16GB USB3, 1GB USB2, 32GB USB3)

First test is the CMFVY3S-32GB

[zp src=”32gb-usb3.jpg” album=”blog/corsair usb3/” width=”600″]

Second is the older generation USB 3, CMFVY3-16GB

[zp src=”16gb-usb3.jpg” album=”blog/corsair usb3/” width=”600″]

And the third is my 6 year old USB 2, CMFUSB2.0-1GB

[zp src=”1gb-usb2.jpg” album=”blog/corsair usb3/” width=”600″]

overall, very similar speeds, in a smaller device, when comparing the two usb3 drives. The old style is a bit bigger, and the new one is the same size as the old usb2 drives, which people will like. The newer drive has about double the writes as the old drive, but the old drive seems to have higher 4K and 4KQD32 compared to the new drive, almost double!

I like them both, they’re high capacity, but I would probably go with the newer one based on size alone, and speed bump in the write arena.

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