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Flash Voyager 16 GB GT and W98SE


Mike Buxton

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Hi Ram Guy,

 

I have both the Standard (blue) and the GT (red) 16 GB Flash Voyager models.

 

Over the last year both have been totally reliable but their speeds are almost identical.

 

The GT version was never advertised as working with W98SE (though it was a gift and it does) but would you be so kind as to investigate, as necessary, and advise if this is the reason for its lack of increased performance over the Standard model.?

 

My regards

 

It was an interesting comment in another thread about the SD 2..... Formatter (not for W98SE) that prompted this question.

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Hi Ram Guy,

 

Yes, my 16 GB GT (red) is a little bit slower than my Standard 16 GB (blue).

 

I cannot format it as you suggest since that option requires at least Win 2000.

 

In my particular case the bench test would be unlikely to help and I would like

 

you and/or your fellow Corsair experts to consider my original question in case,

 

as a W98SE user, I cannot expect the speeds others enjoy.

 

My regards

 

PS the comparison is based upon my identical tests on both Voyagers and

although typical results are 6500 KB/s (which is fine) v 6350 KB/s for the GT.

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Hi Ram Guy,

 

Testing on another machine with a different OS is a good idea.

 

However, I would have to reformat both drives and I do not have

 

easy access to another machine.

 

Corsair never did say the GT would work with W98SE (although

it does) so for now I would just like an expert opinion on whether

I have any chance of winning any extra speed.

 

My regards

 

PS I have no idea how I made it a sticky and it was only by luck

that I found it again. Anyway, my apology for that.

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No worries!

 

Corsair never did say the GT would work with W98SE (although

it does) so for now I would just like an expert opinion on whether

I have any chance of winning any extra speed.

A: Actually the OS should not have any impact on performance from the drives perspective. However, some controllers used may have performance issues when using Win98. There were lots of issues with Win9X especially revolving around SCSI and USB and one of the reasons Microsoft was so quick to drop it. So if a friend can maybe help you test the drive performance so we can be sure it is a drive problem or not was why I was asking.

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Hi Ram Guy,

 

Thank you for your helpful answer. I understand your first sentence, which sums up the situation, but my understanding, my deficiency, of your expanded response is slight.

 

As already agreed, your suggested tests with another OS are a very good idea and I will do this when I can.

 

I will report the results when available - but there may be a long delay in the doing.

 

My regards

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NP and if you want to get it replaced just let me know or follow the link in my signature, but if it is a GT drive they are no longer in production and I would try the reseller to replace the drive first.
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Yes that is true but I have explained that before, there are still lots GT drives in the channel or were and we did not remove the information about it from the web site. However, we will be revising the web site soon and those old links will be removed.
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