Corsair Voyager Air 1TB Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair Voyager Air 1TB Review


Storage. It's something you can never have enough of.

Once upon a time large storage was the reserve of those who had converted all their CDs to MP3s or people who had, ahem, backed up their gaming library. Since then we've had the digital revolution with all of us owning devices capable of HD video recording, taking enormous megapixel images and the like. As well as that the prevalence of iTunes and Google Play mean we've all got quite a few HD films taking up drive space. In short, storage is something we all need a lot of, and you can never have too much.

The second part of the digital revolution came in how we accessed our media. We used to have to bring people to our PCs, then we used DVD authoring software with hideous menus to bore people in our lounge, and now we carry around a HD display in our pocket with our phones or tablets. Except of course you can't carry a tablet in your pocket unless you're a clown. Now, we take our holiday photos and that video of Steve being drunk down the pub, down the pub. We use our devices to entertain us on long journeys, to keep us busy whilst we wait for dinner, to tell the world what we really think of that offside decision. Our hands are glued to them. They are our connection to the world that we can keep to hand.

However, those two things haven't exactly met yet. In the tablet world in particular the storage capacity is at best small, and at worst hideously expensive. An 8GB iPad is woefully inadequate, yet a 128GB one apparently has it's flash chips made out of platinum and diamonds judging by the price. The world of the Android is better, but still even the biggest tablet forces you to make decisions about what to store on it. If only there was a way to carry a huge collection of films, songs and pictures around with you, without needing to worry about if this video of granny on the trampoline will fill your device up and cause you to make some tough choices.

Enter the Corsair Voyager Air. A 1TB drive encased in a portable caddy with ethernet, Wifi and USB 3.0 connectivity options. Just put it in your other pocket, and carry all your media with you. Sounds like the perfect solution, so how does it perform? With a MeMO Pad Smart courtesy of ASUS, and our own smartphones at the ready, we set about finding out.

Technical Specifications

The Voyager Air is available in either red or black, and 500GB or 1TB sizes.

Unformatted Capacity1TB
Max Read (USB 3.0)120MB/s
Max Write (USB 3.0)119MB/s
InterfaceUSB 3.0
ContentsVoyager Air Drive
USB 3.0 Cable
DC Charging Cable
Wall Charger
Car Charger
Carry Bag
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Most Recent Comments

15-05-2013, 15:54:14

Thanks for the review Bryan, reading now Quote

15-05-2013, 17:21:40

This was a great read, thanks Bryan

Drive looks great and with so many features that i would use daily, i will be picking one up soon hopefullyQuote

15-05-2013, 17:45:58

was a good read, thanks if they do it in blue id be tempted looks nice a chunky too, i know this sounds sad but i like a chunky drive makes me feel like my data is safe.

edit: in the intro just clear the double type of in the pub unless you go to a pub in a pub then thats awesomeQuote

17-05-2013, 11:28:27

nice review and a nice bit of gear, My only concern would be how easy it will be to replace the battery, as they only have so many recharges before they don't hold the charge so long. And that will be long before the hdd is deadQuote

18-05-2013, 04:04:52

I want one now, in my rig i only have so much storage and this would most certainly help with my music library and other crap i have on here

The HUGE selling point is you can use this on WiFI or usb so if you have a smartphone with no unlimited data plan and you like to sync your devices for back up: you will not waste any precious data usage for that. Which is helpful if you have many music files,movies and etc...Quote

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