- USB 3.0 speed with USB 2.0 compatibility
- Plug and Play, with no driver or app necessary
- Model CMFVG-16GB-NA
- $13.99 –
- $0.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
no more cables to transfer files 06/12/2014
This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA
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.
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.
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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