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

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4 out of 5 eggsSmaller is more elegant

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

Pros: I remember in 2001 when a 64MB flash drive was about $60 and very bully. In 2015 we now have 64GB flash drives which are quite fast but most are still just as bulky. When I received my newegg expert email to review this product I had half a mind to say no because I already have a Kingston 256GB HyperX flash drive that is, after 2 years of ownership, still a power house. However I never liked the size of the Kingston drive and always found it to be a massive problem pulling in and out of my pocket AND often found it too big to fit in USB slots of many desktops, laptops, ultrabooks, and smart televisions without a USB extender….and who in their daily life carries one of those? So I accepted the assignment to review this Corsair flash drive and when I first received the item I was immediately surprised by how small it was. The drive attaches to your keychain with a rubber piece (black bit in the photos) which is stretchable. I noticed the difference right away in ease of slipping this drive into my jeans which it was on my keychain and was suddenly aware how terribly in the way my Kingston drive had become in my daily life, so much so that I often leave the Kingston drive at home rather than dealing with the imposition of such a massive device both in transport but also in usage.

Cons: There is however a design flaw with the Corsair flash drive, aside from the slow write speeds which you can read about in other review (30-40MB/s write speeds, really Corsair? You couldn’t have made that faster?). I use my keys to open the drawers of my desk which are spaced 8 inches apart and when the key+keycain is left in the lock I found that I would often close the drawer on the dangling keys, thus smashing the Corsair USB drive in the process. I immediately used a knife and cut off the rubber bit and used the steel pin underneath to attach the Corsair flash drive to the keychain directly via the small key ring included in the package. This solution not only prevents the flash drive from getting smashed, but also protects it more than remaining on the rubber lanyard because the handle of the neighboring keys help to protect the body from unnecessary damage due to the flash drive “sandwiching” very well in between keys (take your keys out and try to imagine what I have described, newegg no longer allows videos/pictures in reviews)

Other Thoughts: So should you buy this Corsair USB flash drive?

1) If you must have performance (Kingston 256GB Hyper X runs at ~160MB/s read/write) and don’t mind the massive size of the flash drive in both your pocket and in the computer socket:

Then NO, There are plenty of other flash drives which are more expensive but also perform much better such as the corsair GTX 256GB which uses a real SSD controller.

2) If you have more modest performance requirements AND want the smallest footprint AND highest capacity at a reasonable price (~$30 which is quite a bargain if you think about it):

Then YES, this flash drive fits well on a keychain but I suggest cutting off the rubber bit first

As for me, I am keeping this Corsair USB flash drive on my keychain not because it is a power house even though I demand performance. Why you ask? As I mentioned before due to the size of the Kingston 256GB HyperX flash drive I never carry it around because it does not fit in my pocket AND it is often too big to fit in many USB sockets (I will not, as I am sure neither will you, carry a USB extension cord everywhere). Therefore the Kingston HyperX (and all bulky USB flash drives) have missed the point of why flash drives were invented in the first place: To be a readily available place to store your files ON THE GO. Therefore due to the size AND capacity of this Corsair 64GB USB 3.0 Flash drive I will be using it as my main form of portable flash storage for my continuing doctoral research

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4 out of 5 eggsStorage and Value in a discrete package

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

Pros: Corsair provides plentiful storage, discrete form factor, and durability in a small portable package. This is not meant to be a high octane device, instead it's rather a dependable work horse.

The metal housing is attractive and feels very good in the hand. The device weighs practically nothing so there isn't really enough force to damage the metal when dropped (which I've done on purpose).

The overall size is fantastic! I keep it on my key-chain and it never gets in the way, just confidently swinging between my house, mail, and car keys.

Cons: As previously stated, this isn't supposed to compete with their higher end flash based devices, but I wish the write speed was a LITTLE higher at least. My testing showed an average of 130 MB/s read speed but only 30 MB/s write speed. Documents, most pictures, and other media should be fine. However, start loading up some larger files and you're going to be sitting around waiting for a few minutes at least.

Other Thoughts: This drive is perfect for students (high school, college) where you will be bringing files or work with you and can't afford to forget it at home. Just attach it to your keys and you're never without.

I've seen a few reviews stating it failed rather quickly. I haven't had that experience myself, but I will say I have used Corsair's RMA service before and it is acceptable compared to some other tech giants.


*Full disclosure - I was offered this device in return for a product review*

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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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  • 6/20/2014 11:14:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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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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