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CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

  • USB 3.0
  • 64GB
  • USB 3.0 performance (compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Compact aluminum housing
  • Durable rubber strap and ring for convenient key-ring use
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Flash Voyager Mini delivers full-sized USB 3.0 performance in a compact aluminum housing. The super speed USB 3.0 port provides the optimal transfer speed with the latest systems, while remaining backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This tiny flash drive also comes with a detachable loop that attaches to your key ring, and the durable brushed metal housing resists wear and tear.

  • newegg High performance The tiny Voyager Mini flash drive features a USB3.0 interface, delivering a high transfer speed. It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
  • newegg Brushed metal housing for protection The CORSAIR Voyager Mini flash drive features a beautiful brushed aluminum housing, protecting your data and resisting wear and tear. In addition, the logo is laser-etched, so it won’t rub off.
  • newegg Compact, portable design At just 1.25” (32mm) long, the compact Mini flash drive comes with a rubber strap and metal loop for attaching to your key ring. You'll never say "I left my USB flash drive at home" again.
  • newegg Broad compatibility The CORSAIR Voyager Mini flash drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with no driver or software installation necessary.

Flash Voyager Mini delivers full-sized USB 3.0 performance in a compact aluminum housing. The super speed USB 3.0 port provides the optimal transfer speed with the latest systems, while remaining backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This tiny flash drive also comes with a detachable loop that attaches to your key ring, and the durable brushed metal housing resists wear and tear.

  • newegg High performance The tiny Voyager Mini flash drive features a USB3.0 interface, delivering a high transfer speed. It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
  • newegg Brushed metal housing for protection The CORSAIR Voyager Mini flash drive features a beautiful brushed aluminum housing, protecting your data and resisting wear and tear. In addition, the logo is laser-etched, so it won’t rub off.
  • newegg Compact, portable design At just 1.25” (32mm) long, the compact Mini flash drive comes with a rubber strap and metal loop for attaching to your key ring. You'll never say "I left my USB flash drive at home" again.
  • newegg Broad compatibility The CORSAIR Voyager Mini flash drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with no driver or software installation necessary.

Flash Voyager Mini delivers full-sized USB 3.0 performance in a compact aluminum housing. The super speed USB 3.0 port provides the optimal transfer speed with the latest systems, while remaining backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This tiny flash drive also comes with a detachable loop that attaches to your key ring, and the durable brushed metal housing resists wear and tear.

  • newegg High performance The tiny Voyager Mini flash drive features a USB 3.0 interface, delivering a high transfer speed. It’s also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
  • newegg Brushed metal housing for protection The CORSAIR Voyager Mini flash drive features a beautiful brushed aluminum housing, protecting your data and resisting wear and tear. In addition, the logo is laser-etched, so it won’t rub off.
  • newegg Compact, portable design At just 1.25” (32mm) long, the compact Mini flash drive comes with a rubber strap and metal loop for attaching to your key ring. You'll never say "I left my USB flash drive at home" again.
  • newegg Broad compatibility The CORSAIR Voyager Mini flash drive is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with no driver or software installation necessary.


Learn more about the Corsair CMFMINI3-64GB

Model

Brand
CORSAIR
Series
Voyager Mini
Model
CMFMINI3-64GB

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Capacity
64GB
Dimensions
35 mm x 12 mm x 5 mm
Features
USB 3.0 performance (compatible with USB 2.0)

Compact aluminum housing

Durable rubber strap and ring for convenient key-ring use

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent value

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: The Voyager Mini 64GB is an incredible value, costing barely more than a 64GB microSD card, and yet being a full-featured USB3.0 flash drive. The speed is more than acceptable given the size and price, and the drive is stylish and durable.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: A lot of user reviews here seem to exhibit a misunderstanding of USB 3.0. It provides increased throughput for a variety of peripherals, but not all those peripherals will reach the maximum throughput, which I've measured to be about 185MB/s using a high-end solid-state drive.

The Voyager Mini is a keychain-sized thumb drive that focuses on convenience and value, not all-out speed. My benchmarks of the Voyager Mini are as follows:

Crystal Disk Mark:
Seq Read - 109.3
Seq Write - 26.5
512K Read - 103
512K Write - 23.5
4K Read - 7.0
4K Write - 1.5

In real-world data transfer of JPEGs, the Voyager Mini achieved 99MB/s in reads and 38MB/s in writes. I did find, however, that the burst speed for writes is relatively short, after which point it drops in performance rather quickly, which is reflected in the fairly low sequential write speed in Crystal Disk Mark.

The performance, however, is more than acceptable, as it's far faster than any USB 2.0 drive could achieve, and also faster than a separately-purchased flash memory card could achieve using keychain-sized USB 2.0 readers.

For comparison, the Voyager Mini is about half as fast as an ultra-high-end 128GB full-size flash drive I have tested, which costs 3x as much.

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3 out of 5 eggsFairly Average Performance and Value

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: The rubber extension section with the stainless steel keyring makes it look like your PC got it's USB port pierced. It looks cool hanging from my glossy black XBOX.

It worked with two XBOX consoles, an old USB 2.0 laptop, and a new USB 3.0 PC. When compared to my 16 Gb Kingston USB 2.0 drive, this Corsair unit had consistently three times faster data transfer speed.

64 Gb is a lot of memory!

The rubber extension appears fairly well built.

Cons: The competitor's high end USB 3.0 128 Gb flash drive was consistently twice as fast as the Corsair flash drive. If you are going to do many large data transfers, you may consider a higher speed device.

The price per Gb could be reduced.

Other Thoughts: The key ring has limited usefulness because you shouldn't hang heavy stuff from your USB ports.

It doesn't seem "Mini" after you add the length of the rubber and key ring.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for the review. The Voyager Mini is optimized to offer a smaller size for USB drives. For very fast performance, we recommend looking at the Voyager GT or the Voyager GTX. If you have any further questions, feel free contact us at 888-222-4346.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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3 out of 5 eggsSmall Drive

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: Scratch Resistant
Small design
Keyring included

Cons: Slower USB 3.0 speeds

Other Thoughts: The Corsair Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive is smaller than my house key and is cased in brushed metal. It has a key ring that is connected to the drive with a short flexible rubber strip, making it easy to attach to something you're less likely to lose. When I first received this drive, I opened the package and attached it to my key chain where it remained for about two weeks. After the time spent in my pocket and hanging from my steering column in my car, the drive had no scratches.

The drive is pre-formatted to 57.6GB on fat32 and shows in Windows 8.1 and Window 7 as a removable disk. When testing this drive, I found it considerably slower than other USB 3.0 drives I have owned. The read speed is about half the speed and write is about a seventh the speed of my other USB 3.0 drives. When transferring files, the file size when didn't seem to impact the speeds much as a very large 2.6GB and smaller a 50MB file both peaked at about 138MB/s read and 35MB/s write. I tested this drive from a laptop and a desktop with USB 3.0, which have both achieved faster speeds over USB 3.0 with my other devices. Although this is still faster than USB 2.0, it is not what I have come to expect for USB 3.0 drives.

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3 out of 5 eggsIncredibly portable, but not a speed demon

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: Where was this drive when I worked as a PC technician? It’s an on-call computer repair guy’s dream, you’ll never forget it! It handily fits with my keys without being a gigantic piece of plastic. 64GB (57GB formatted) on something as wide as a USB port… that’s portable for sure!

This flash drive packs a lot of space for something so small. It’s smaller than my mailbox key! I didn’t notice any difference with it in my pocket, and I can definitely appreciate that. Typically I have my giant phone in one pocket and a fairly large set of keys in the other, so having a flash drive not take up a large amount of extra space is a huge plus. Normally, it’s incredibly easy to feel a large piece of plastic in your pocket. In the couple of weeks I’ve had this drive before writing this review, there were days that I forgot I was carrying it with me!

Cons: I’m a little worried that the drive, although designed for portability, could easily lead to some large problems. The rubber connector between the drive and the keychain attachment seems too flimsy. Why use such a soft rubber anyway? Something a little thicker/less flexible would make me feel more comfortable.

The other design problem is the lack of a cover on the drive. It makes it look cool, but it seems prone to easily being affected by water. This hasn’t to happened to me yet, but my keys don’t exactly always stay dry.

This drive writes significantly slower than some larger drives I have. I benchmarked ~30-35 MB/s write speeds max, and I have other, larger USB drives (both in space and size) that are 5 to 6 times that.

Other Thoughts: Overall, despite its small design, the drive itself is relatively average. If you’re looking for something portable and you’ll be copying from this drive more than copying to the drive, this would be a great addition for you. But if you're looking something to run something like PortableApps from, I'd bite the bullet and get a less portable drive that's faster.

I’ll be keeping this drive on my keys for a while for the “just in case” scenarios where I need a drive, but I won’t be going out of my way to use it.

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4 out of 5 eggsCorsair Voyager Mini

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: Compact, Portable, Lightweight, Fast Read Speeds, Metal Casing

Cons: Slow read speeds

Other Thoughts: When I got this drive I was amazed at how small it was. I was never one to put anything but keys and my key fob on my key ring but this thing is so tiny it has a new home there. It’s so light and small that you won’t even notice it’s there. I loaded it up with some portable apps and ISOs that I might need when troubleshooting a PC at work. It has very good read speeds and average write speeds, if you use it like I do where I load it up once and access it when I need something then it won’t be an issue. It comes in a small grey aluminum housing with an attached rubber key ring, it seems pretty sturdy as the rubber is much thicker where it connects to the drive and key ring.

It came formatted as FAT so I had to reformat to exFAT to store files larger than 2 GB. I suggest you do the same as exFAT is compatible across Windows, OSx, and some Linux distros.

Connected to USB 3.0 I got 143MB/s sequential read and 34 MB/s sequential write. While the write isn’t the fastest the read is more than fast enough for anything you would need to do. If you need to copy a lot of large files to a USB device than I suggest you step up to a normal size drive.

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5 out of 5 eggsTiny and Powerful

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: Fit snugly in 3 different computers i plugged it into and no disconnect problems.

Good Read speeds for low-ish price.

Small and thin, so not bulky in pocket or when plugged in next to another USB drive.

Cons: Formatted capacity is 57.6GB

So small it may be easily lost.

Other Thoughts: When formatted, a 64GB drive should yield about 59.6GB. The Properties dialog box for the Voyager Mini says only 32KB has been used so why is there only 57.6GB available space i wonder?
If you have a keyring or any kind of zippered bag you should consider attaching this flashdrive to it. Otherwise, the darn thing is so small you can easily lose it. Seriously.
CrystalDiskMark speed test results on USB 2.0
NTFS format: Seq. Read 33.98MB/s Write 15.78MB/s
4K. Read 4.02MB/s Write 0.03MB/s
exFAT format: Seq. Read 34.47MB/s Write15.28MB/s
4K. Read 4.56MB/s Write 0.03MB/s

CrystalDiskMark on USB 3.0
NTFS format: Seq. Read 140.1MB/s Write 37.18MB/s
4K Read 5.63MB/s Write 0.03MB/s
exFAT format: Seq. Read 139.54MB/s Write35.70MB/s
4K Read 5.06MB/s Write 0.03MB/s
These speeds are very good when you consider the price. Faster drives are available, but you will likely have to pay more.
To sum up, the Voyager Mini 64GB has useful capacity and pretty good speed in a very small package, all at an attractive price.
*exFAT has the advantage (for some users) of being compatible with Windows and Mac both for Read and Write capability. You can also use plain old FAT format, but FAT will not accept any file larger than 4GB (for example, a Blu-ray movie file). Otherwise, FAT is OK for Windows users.

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5 out of 5 eggsVery keyring friendly, fast for a USB stick

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: The feature I like most about the Corsair Voyager is the form factor, it's smaller than any USB stick that I've used and it has a nice metal ring on the top that fits easily onto a keyring.

The performance is excellent for a USB FLASH device. It's not SSD speed but it's subtantially faster than a USB 2 device. To measure the speed I ran sys_basher on a Fedora 20 Ivy Bridge system. The command to run the sys_basher disk tests is,

sys_basher -d

Sys_basher does both cached and direct I/O tests, to measure the device numbers only the direct numbers are relevant.

I tested the drive on both a USB 2 and a USB 3 port. On the USB 2 port the maximum read bandwidth is 39MBytes/Second and the maximum write bandwidth is 30MBytes/second. On the USB 3.0 port the maximum read bandwidth is 150MBytes/second and the maximum write bandwidth is 60 MBytes/second.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: About Me: I'm a Newegg EggXpert, we aren't paid for these reviews but we do get free review units. Newegg has asked us to be honest in our reviews even if it means panning a product. I'm an engineer who has been designing computers since the 1970s. I specialize in networking and high performance computing.

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  • The G.
  • 6/20/2014 11:14:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: Nothing, slow, high failure rate.

Cons: I purchased several of the 16gb models for our technicians. I grabbed the 64GB model for myself. It worked on PC fine for about a month, Mac it would recognized about 90% of the time. The 16GB drives would not recognized on Mac at all.

Other Thoughts: This was only a waste of about $75, not the worst failure ever. But these drives wasted a large amount of time at work.

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  • Erik L.
  • 4/17/2014 2:52:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBe ready to return

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: Small

Cons: States "high speed usb 3.0" on package but the speeds I saw did not exceed 20MB/s (3.0 should be around 200MB/s) Tried formatting in Fat32/NTFS/exFat with small and large files and nothing helped. I have a very fast Patriot USB 3.0 drive already that I use regularly so I know my computer's usb 3.0 ports do work correctly.

Other Thoughts: Surprised. I regularly use Corsair in my computer builds (RAM/PSU) because they make quality products. This is obviously an outlier.

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  • Collette S.
  • 4/11/2014 11:13:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCorsair Drive

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFMINI3-64GB

Pros: It's small and slender

Cons: It stopped working after 2 months, and the manufacturer has no warranty or return policy on it, which makes me think they know it won't last long. It's easy to lose, but more importantly easy to break. DO NOT BUY IT if you want it long term. I have free 8 GB flash drives that have lasted for years, this product is horrible.

Other Thoughts: I'm incredibly disappointed with this product, and I feel like I wasted my money. Generally NewEgg and corsair delivers better quality products than these.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Corsair Customer,
This drive has a 5 year limited warranty. This is stated on the NewEgg Spec tab and the product page on our site as well as on our warranty page: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/support/warranty

I would recommend that you please contact our Tech Support team using the following link and they would be happy to replace the unit for you through an RMA.
http://corsair.force.com/
They can also be reached by phone using the toll free number listed on our contact page: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/company/contact
Thank you,

Corsair Customer Support

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