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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
  • Plug and Play, with no driver or app necessary
  • Model CMFVG-16GB-NA
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Brand
CORSAIR
Series
Flash Voyager GO
Model
CMFVG-16GB-NA

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Capacity
16GB
Dimensions
1.46" x 0.48" x 0.18"
Weight
3g
Features
Allows you to move and copy files between your Android device and your desktop/notebook PC without using a bulky cable

Works with any USB On-The-Go compatible Android tablet or smartphone with a Micro-USB connector

Dramatically boosts your mobile device's storage capacity

USB 3.0 speed with USB 2.0 compatibility

Plug and Play, with no driver or app necessary

Includes extra caps and a lanyard for a personalized look and handy access Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux

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Warranty

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


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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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  • Bryant D.
  • 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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5 out of 5 eggsBenchtested & Rockin'

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

Pros: -Hello. I am technically inclined, but I like to take the approach of a person reading reviews that doesn’t understand all the “geek speak” and make it understandable for the person who doesn’t have the time or patience to study up on stuff. If that’s you, then this one is for you.
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-The best part about this flash drive is it’s design. There is no metal tip sticking out to get broke off over heavy use. You actually slide the whole device into your USB 3.0 slot. It doesn’t get any better. However, the opposite end (the mini USB does in fact have a metal tip but there IS a nice snug fitting cap(s) that come with it. One black, and one yellow.

Cons: -When I first plugged it in every file I tried to copy to the flash drive said the file was too large to fit on the device (8GB file, 4GB file, and a 1 GB file). I had to format the drive from it’s default 32-bit format to NTFS before I could use it and copy stuff to it. No eggs off however. It was no big deal. Most people know how to format a drive; just right click/format.
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-Considering how small it is and could easily get lost, Corsair was ingenious enough to include a yellow cap for the mini USB to make it easier to spot if you dropped it or lost it. So it is not really a con for the size, because the trade off is that you have one solid stick without the double metal prongs for USB ports sticking out.
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OTHER THOUGHTS
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-Remember folks from a 16GB flash drive you will (after overhead) end up w/ 14.4GB worth of usable space.
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-Overall the price-point and reliable read and write speeds from a trusted company in memory DIMM Modules (RAM), this drive cannot be beaten in my opinion. Besides the fact it will last for a VERY long time thanks to the design.
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-Just because this is a review, please don’t take my words lightly and think I just favor a product because it is sent to me. I have a job to do; and that’s to be fair and honest about the product for future prospective buyers. I am just like you, a Newegg customer, and to me Newegg reviews are golden. So I am not about to tarnish Newegg reviews OR my good name by telling you something is good when it is not. I hope this review has satisfied your purchasing inquiry needs. Thank you for reading. And thank you Newegg for allowing me another great opportunity to review. Speed tests follow.
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-SPEED TESTS for the tech connoisseurs out there
(ALL tests were USB 3.0 – obviously 2.0 is MUCH slower):

::Legend::
WRITE (MB/Sec ) [min/max] > READ (MB/Sec) [min/max] > Seek Time W/R

According to:
USBDeview - 13.02 -/- > 67.87 -/-
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(Low level benchmark)
Flash Memory Toolkit v2.00 – 10.6 [9.6/18.3] > 73.8 [67.8/82.8] > 16.16ms /0.57ms
(File benchmark)
Flash Memory Toolkit v2.00
(MB/s) Write/Read
(1) 13.4/37.1
(2) 27.6/40.3
(3) 21.9/41.5
(4) 15.9/41.9
(5) 20.0/42.2
(10) 6.4/42.4
(15) 6.3/48.3
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SpeedOut v0.5 – 16.47 [10.82/61.5] > 68.9 [59.3/72.8]
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UsbFlashSpeed - 13.02 MB/Sec > 67.87 MB/Sec
(Averages)
100MB file
Write Speed:9.95MB/s
Read Speed:75.61MB/s
10MB file.
Write Speed:6.60MB/s
Read Speed:47.16MB/s
1MB file.
Write Speed:3.58MB/s
Read Speed:47.82MB/s
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REAL WORLD NUMBERS
Copied from a Western Digital Black 7200rpm mechanical HHD un-defragmented, starting out with a fresh format on Voyager drive.

MB/s - Time
754 - burst
289 - 2 sec
110 - 4 sec
78 - 15 sec
45 - 20 sec
35 - 30 sec
21 - 15 sec
16 - 3 mins
14 - 5 mins
11.7 - 12.6 - It just stayed around there till the end.
The whole copy took 15 minutes to finish. So obviously the smaller the file the faster the transfer. If a small file like an MP3 song is copi

Other Thoughts: well that again adds file size to the transfer PLUS windows analyzing each file thus adding more time to the process.

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5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Little Device

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

Pros: Small, well-made/solid, microusb and standard usb connections. This little flash drive has now been commandeered by my wife. She uses the Android devices in our home more than myself. I was able to download some movies and shows to my Macbook Air and play them on my PS3 and also on my wife's Samsung Galaxy S3 and her Galaxy Tab 3 and my Galaxy Tab 1. Transfer speeds are quite fast and I had no compatibility issues with any devices I used this device with.

Cons: It is small enough that losing it could be a problem. It's all black but included in the package was a yellow cap for the Microusb plug, which would make it a bit easier to spot should it be dropped or knocked around the floor by a curious feline.

Other Thoughts: This is a very well made and well designed device. It's very portable and, as I mentioned above, is especially useful for Android devices. After testing the drive out and using it on different devices it has been claimed by my wife as hers. I was actually in the market for a new flash drive...perhaps I will buy my own now.

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5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely essential

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

Pros: OTG! Small, very handy and a decent enough amount of storage. Would be great for those making tablets/phones without expandable storage. Very handy for phone-phone transfers without NFC. All in all OTG was a much needed addition to the tech world and Corsair pulls this off nicely.

Cons: Smaller than most thumb drives so it would be easy enough to use. Slow transfer speeds even on USB 3.0. Not 3.0 on the micro USB side.

Other Thoughts: At first I didn't see a whole lot of use for this other than some convenience, but I found an absolute need for this just the other day when a friend stopped by with a phone with a bad digitizer. We were able to rescue all his data.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice Compact Flash drive

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

Pros: The CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA is a very very small USB device for moving your photos or files from your Android device to your computer and vice versa. It is USB 3.0 ready and is backwards compatible to USB 2.0 standards. File transfer speeds are awesome was able to very quickly load it up fully from my camera/Phone to my desktop without the annoying slow upload speed of mt former method using a USB cable. I am truly amazed at how fast this very tiny USB stick is. I can see its size being a pro and a con. On the pro side since this is the part of the review were on, its size will allow for several of these to be stored into your camera's case or whatever carrying device you use without being overly cumbersome. With the changeable caps you can easily see which one you use for what purpose. Also a huge plus is that it requires no software or app to use it, very very nice Corsair. I hate having to install software or apps to use simple devices like this one. Another pro is its price, at this price I'd happily buy several to have spares about and not break the bank.

Cons: The only con I found with this is also a pro. That being its size. I can see it easily getting lost or left behind cause its so small it'll be easily overlooked. But as I mentioned its size for me is a huge pro. And as i was typing my other thought I remembered one last con. It only works for android devices and Windows/Mac desktops I cant believe they did not give it iPhone support. But thats also a neg against iPhone as they dont put USB ports on them.

Other Thoughts: Without a doubt this is a very fine product Corsair has brought to us. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for small portable storage solutions for their mobile devices. Except iPhone's but again thats more of an iPhone issue not a fault of this flash drive.

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4 out of 5 eggsBe careful with this bad boy

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

Pros: Its small, compact, and very easy to use. One end is the USB port, the other end fits directly into your phone or camera. Best place to keep this would be on your key chain...may or may not be the best place for it, considering youll have your keys dangling from your phone, but who cares?

Also, its fast. Loaded some 20 mega pixel photos from my roommates camera (not mine) at 10gb/s. This is why it gets 4 eggs from me. My card reader takes forever to load mine from my SD card reader.

Cons: It doesnt fit "all" phones and cameras. My nokia worked flawlessly while my camera didnt have the proper connection, so this thing was basically useless (my phone is just a cheap track phone without a camera). Also, this thing is SMALL. Actual dimensions (without breaking out my 1/100" scale) are 1 1/4 x 1/2 x 1/4.

Leave it in your camera or phone, you might wind up breaking either the card or the connection for your device.

Other Thoughts: The card readers that fit inside your camera may be a better choice if your computer actually has a slot to upload to your computer. Those of you who dont have this slot may benefit from this thumb drive. Other than that....

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