They approach the maximum performance offered by USB 2.0
Corsair today announced a new family of USB flash drives that the company said approach the maximum performance available from the USB 2.0 interface, which offers 480Mbit/sec throughput.
The Flash Voyager GTR family of USB flash drives have maximum read speeds up to 34MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 28MB/sec. If those read/write rates are accurate, they would surpass anything Computerworld has tested so far.
The fastest flash drive tested by Computerworld was the Ironkey secure drive, which had a maximum read rate of 27MB/sec. and a maximum write speed of 24MB/sec.
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