Average Bench: 20.8% (195th of 634)

Based on 46 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1b1c PID 1a09 Model: Corsair Voyager GT 3.0

The 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager GT is an above average performer. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 130/24 MBps the GT has a reasonable large file performance profile. The GT clocked in an effective speed of 73.6 MB/s which puts it amongst the top 25% of 16GB USB 3.0 flash drives. The peak small file 4K read/write speeds of 18.8/0.93 MBps demonstrated by our four samples are remarkable. These speeds mark the Voyager GT as the fastest 4K reader and the fourth fastest 4K writer amongst all the 16GB flash drives we have tested to date, a very impressive result. [Feb '14 USBFlashPro]


Very poor average bench

The Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB averaged 79.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 10MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 84.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB is 21.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 22.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.38MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 46 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 84.7 158
10.1 Write 22.9 38.7
14.2 Mixed 29.2 63.4
46.5% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.39 4K Read 10 18.3
0.01 4K Write 0.38 1.2
0.01 4K Mixed 0.41 1.23
63.9% 3.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
10GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 158
Write 17
Mixed 39.6
65% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
69% 6.12 MB/s
11GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 153
Write 11.6
Mixed 25.5
54% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.01
58% 5.12 MB/s
11GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 141
Write 16.2
Mixed 32.2
57% 63 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.02
50% 4.37 MB/s
11GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 38.3
Write 20.6
Mixed 23.3
32% 27.4 MB/s
4K Read 9.04
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.82
90% 3.57 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 28.4
Write 11.1
Mixed 20.3
23% 19.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.39
4K Write 0.12
4K Mixed 0.24
29% 1.59 MB/s
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Typical Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 16GB Builds (Compare 2,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $980

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