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With the USB 3.0 standard having been launched last fall, it seemed like development for 2.0 devices would soon halt in order for companies to switch up their focus. Some might consider that to have already happened, but the truth is, we've been pushing the limits for USB 2.0 for quite a while where external storage is concerned, so for things to slow down is no surprise. But that hasn't stopped a couple of companies from continuing development to make sure that our 2.0 buses are still pushed hard. This past April, Corsair followed-up to its successful Survivor line with the GTR, a model that matches the Voyager GTR for offering nearly top-end specs that really prove just how much of a bottleneck USB 2.0 is. Offering speeds of 34 MB/s read and 28 MB/s write, the Survivor GTR is hardly a slouch, and really, it'd be very difficult to find anything faster. Theoretically, there could be a drive with a slightly faster write speed, but those chips would likely be far more expensive, and the payoff not so much. When we're already pushing 28 MB/s, the premium to see something even higher wouldn't be worth it, especially when much faster USB 3.0 drives can be had that really blow the doors wide open on external storage performance.
|Corsair 64GB Survivor GTR USB Flash Drive - CMFSRA64GBGT2||$399.36||See it|