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CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

  • USB 3.0 speed with USB 2.0 compatibility
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  • Model CMFVG-16GB-NA
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • Lutz H.
  • 3/30/2015 8:07:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood and cute

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: I purchased two of those to install FreeNAS on in a mirror configuration, which worked very nicely.

The speeds are what you expect in this price range. What I really like is how well built and durable the housing is. With the yellow cap on the other end, it's easy to find, too.

Fits the USB ports nice and snug, won't fall out easily.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I did have one issue whereby having formatted the drive with FreeBSD and then trying to format it again in Windows, I ended up with a drive that reported having 512KB on it and no more than that. Windows could not fix this in Device or Disk Manager, either.

Should you have an issue like that, try the "SD Card Formatter" from the SD Association. It's free and it worked in my case.

That's not a fault of this drive so no eggs taken. I think this could happen to any drive when using more exotic OS.

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  • Oleksii P.
  • 12/25/2014 3:29:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: Decent flash drive. Metal encasing is strong enough not to bend if accidentally hit with a knee. A qualitative replacement for any USB 2.0's.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Because of its size, you may want to put a yellow cap that comes in the package on top of it, making the flash more noticeable, but I attached a neck strap to make sure that it won't get lost or accidentally left.

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  • Martin L.
  • 12/19/2014 3:06:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust the ticket

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: Tiny, Fast, Just plain works seamlessly with my LG G2. Download a couple of movies to the stick and I'm ready for a long flight. Connection to phone is extemely tight and I prefer it that way...won't get bumped loose or wobble and screw up the port.

Cons: None so far...does just what I bought it for.

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  • Daniel O.
  • 12/6/2014 9:41:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit's a quick little USB stick

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: It's small, relatively fast, and affordable. Can plug and use in my Note 2.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Worth picking one up.

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  • Boris P.
  • 12/5/2014 6:16:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat flexible USB storage stick

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: Micro-USB OTG, USB 3

Cons: no cons, yet

Other Thoughts: solid construction

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  • Aaron N.
  • 8/20/2014 7:57:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat otg flash drive for the price

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: The flash drive is well build, small and fits well con a key chain. I haven't had any issues using either end of it, some other reviews have missed the fact that the uncovered end is a standard male usb end. The read speeds are high with usb3.0 connection as expected.

Cons: Write speeds are not impressive, however thats the case with all inexpensive usb3.0 flash drives, dont expect blazing speeds from a drive at the lower end of the price spectrum. Write speeds are mid-high usb2.0 levels

Other Thoughts: Overall great flash drive, extremely happy with it. Will certainly be buying the 64gb version in the future(review is based on 16gb model

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5 out of 5 eggsno more cables to transfer files

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: I am not a android user but my wife has a tablet that had a micro usb port, first it wouldn't detect the usb but for some reason after unplugging/plugging it in 2-3 times it just worked. I am not sure what the problem was but I am not going to complain since it reads the drive every time I put the usb in now.

I first checked to see how much ACTUAL space you get and the format it came in before doing any transfers, and like just every other reviewer here stated.

- FAT32 (Limited to 4GB file transfers, must format to NTFS to remove that cap, however some devices may not read NTFS format.)
- 14.4GB of Space. (Normal, we all know this, same goes to hard drives, ssd's, etc etc...)

I averaged 70-77MB read and 8-10MB write using the usb drive in a USB 3.0 drive, usb 2.0 may vary drastically.

I quickly threw on some .mkv files, music, and pictures and my tablet had no problems reading it nor did it have any issues recognizing the usb drive. My wife has found this to be very useful since she no longer has to use the usb cord to connect to the tablet in order to transfer files. I really do think that in the future, there will be no wires/cables for computing. If you want to get rid of one more cable around your computer, this USB drive may just do the trick.

Alot of people are only using this towards android devices, however please do note that a windows tablet with a micro usb port will be able to use this drive just fine too. This is another option to expand storage for both cellular devices and a windows tablet. I say this because some if not A LOT of windows tablet DO NOT come with full sized USB ports thus leading you to buy a usb to micro usb adapter. Save the money, or spend the extra few dollars and get a USB drive with a micro usb, it's the best of both worlds.

Cons: I have found none so far. Flash drives don't die within months of usage nor do they hardly ever come with flaws within the drive itself. It's fairly priced considering you do get a micro usb option along with the full size usb and the drive itself is rather small. I do like that the cap is attached with a string, keeps it from getting mis-placed.

Other Thoughts: If you find yourself moving your usb cable around often or don't like cables in general while transferring music or files, this again would solve that issue. I also think usb drives like these will start to hit local stores soon as they become more popular. I can't stress it enough how easier it is to simply just plug my usb stick into my computer, un-plug it, plug it into tablet, and bam.. there I have it.

DO NOTE that direct transfer from tablet to computer (vice versa) is MUCH MUCH slower than from computer to usb.

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  • Ruben G.
  • 6/12/2014 11:01:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSO SMALL!

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: The speeds are faster the usb 2

Cons: the small design makes it hard to handle.
no cap for usb side going out in the rain will ruin it.
my phone doesn't have OTG compatibility (not the voyagers fault)

Other Thoughts: The speed isn't insanely fast like expected but still speedy

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  • CORWIN M.
  • 5/8/2014 4:16:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLOVE IT

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: This thing is TINY for a flash drive, USB 3.0, and ready to attach to a keyring. Do yourself a favor and reformat to NTFS, just make sure that you EJECT the drive before removing it from your USB port. All in all, this is a fantastic option at a good price.

Cons: None

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5 out of 5 eggsGood, even with some questionable design

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: - The flash drive is extremely compact. You definitely want to tether it to something bigger or you seriously risk losing it. In fact, the entire flash drive is nothing more than a memory board, a male full size USB connector, and a male micro USB connector. The housing is about the size of the components previously mentioned plus a cap for the micro USB connector.

- Because my read/write benchmarks for Android turned out to be more benchmarking the device, than the actual drive, I loaned it out to my friends for a few days each to get their subjective opinions. They all reported back that the drive worked well for their purposes. It effectively increased their phone’s storage capacity, allowed much faster file sharing between devices than their available alternatives, saved them having to fumble with cables, and worked as a normal USB flash drive on top of everything else.

Cons: - No cap for the standard USB connector. The entire drive couldn’t really be called “robust” but I’ve found over the years that accidents happen, and a capped flash drive will always fair better than an uncapped drive.

- The drive design is not outright bad, but certainly questionable. I’m able to move the entire memory board around in the drive’s housing because I suspect the board isn’t connected to the housing in any way. The drive housing is made of plastic which I suspect would shatter with a forceful enough impact, rather than deform. The housing could have also benefited from a rubber coating similar to some of Corsair’s other drive designs. This would have protected the plastic of the housing, and provided something to grip the drive. Due to its size and the smooth finish, it can be difficult to connect and disconnect from devices. The cap for the micro USB connector is also lacking in texture, which can make it hard to remove.

-No activity LED. This would have been an especially useful feature because I frequently use the indicator LEDs on my plethora of flash drives to let me know when a job has finished, without having to either turn my screen on, or alt-tab out of what I’m doing. My friends also voiced this concern; mentioning they had a tendency to start a job for the drive and immediately move on to something else, which would have to be frequently interrupted while checking the progress of the job. Their complaint stemmed from the inability to simply leave the drive in and ignore it (as I more often than not do on my desktop) because of concerns about how their phones with the drive connected would fair when left in either their pockets, or a phone holster.

Other Thoughts: - An extra cap, the reason given being to customize the look of the drive? Why? I found it more useful to use the yellow cap just to give this tiny drive some contrast, since I frequently had trouble finding it on my desk.

- Drive comes default formatted as FAT32 with the name CORSAIR and a total storage capacity of 14.4GB.

- FAT32 Read Speed: 77.99MB/s USB 3.0

- FAT32 Write Speed: 10.34MB/s USB. 3.0

- FAT32 Read Speed: 33.15MB/s USB 2.0

- FAT32 Write Speed: 8.12MB/s USB. 2.0

- NTFS speeds were the same as FAT32

- My daily use USB3.0 flash drive has read/write speeds about twice as fast as this drive. (A Corsair Stealth Survivor 64GB)

- Do your research before buying this flash drive if you intend to use it for its USB OTG functionality. I tried everything plausible on my phone to try to make it function with OTG and nothing worked. Your best bet is to only consider a USB OTG drive if your device natively supports USB OTG.

- Fortunately when it came time to benchmark this drive on an Android device, I had a few friends with compatible devices. Unfortunately the benchmarks varied quite widely between the three devices I tested on. The only conclusion I can draw then, is that the marginal performance of mobile devices means that the device acting as host to the drive, is much more to do with the read/write speeds, than the drive itself. The chosen devices were coincidentally a Samsung Galaxy S2, 3, and 4.

- In conclusion, this is an excellent, very compact flash drive if you have a compatible device, and find yourself wanting more storage space, or better device-device file transfer. This is a case of “It does what it says on the box.” The cons mentioned were very minor nitpicking on my part, and only included in the hopes of Corsair reading them. However, if you’re only looking for a USB 3.0 flash drive, I wouldn’t recommend this drive because of some poor design decisions, relatively slow read/write speeds, and the price/GB; all of which will improve with a normal USB 3.0 flash drive.

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