Leedow Posted October 8, 2008 Share Posted October 8, 2008 Hey. I recently bought a Corsair Voyager Mini 8GB. I use my flash drive every day but since my last one died after just 7 days of use (Super Talent Pico C 8GB) I figured that I'll buy a Corsair instead. I mostly use flash drives for storage of school related work. I use portable applications; firefox, open office, etc. I have a small problem with this device. The speed of loading an application is absolutely ridiculous. I'm talking about starting firefox 3.0.3 on 2 minutes. Open Office takes around 4 minutes. If i open three tabs from a google search result they take around 1 minute to load. The whole computer "slows" down. I have tried this on three different Windows XP Professional computers. The strange part about this is that it is really fast when I benchmark it. Always 0.5ms random access time and at least (average) 21MB/s sequential read. I do not own the Pro version of HD Tach so I can't test the write speeds. I also tested copying files to and from the usb drive and the result was all good. I used a Corsair Voyager 2GB as reference. Read speed was faster on the Mini, but write speed was just a bit slower. I don't mind a slower write speed, as long as it is fast "enough", as it clearly is. This is really frustrating because the benchmark and the real world test is great but when I use it for school work with portable apps it's really slow. Anyone else with these problems? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.