Corsair Voyager Air 2 review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the Voyager Air 2 from Corsair, this portable storage unit allows you to connect it to USB 3.0 and WIFI. It actually comes in a 1 TB HDD model as well, which we review. This great looking de...

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  2. Robbo9999

    Robbo9999 Maha Guru

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    I bought a USB 3.0 external drive enclosure recently, it's a modern one with UASP protocol ability, so it should be seeing close on 400MB reads & writes with an SSD in the enclosure; however, I'm only seeing 200MB/s reads with an SSD in there, I'm thinking my USB ports aren't UASP compatible. Maybe the 200MB/s is what I'd see from an SSD over USB 3.0 (without UASP), does anyone know if 200MB/s is what you'd see just over the USB 3.0 protocol?

    Directly on the topic of this review, I'm not sure on the value of a wifi capable version of an external hard drive - my router has a USB port on it so it can share storage that way, and probably cheaper and faster too quite possibly. I'm a fan of reusing old laptop drives and wacking them in cheap external enclosures.
     
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    Get me a 2T with the same size and faster speed and we are talking.
     
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    This thing could have been great but they cheaped out on some features. First there should have been an gigabit Ethernet port to plug into your router. Next the USB port, which should have been two USB ports should have the capability to plug in external drives to boost the capacity. I have plenty of spare power packs laying around so I could live with that as long as the WiFi works while it's plugged in. Lack of wireless AC is a disappointment but I can live without that if they had the the other features. It would have been cheap for them to include those features. Corsair wasted a great opportunity here. Real NAS storage with these capabilities are what people want these days. This could have been a great little personal cloud and they could have marketed it as such. They could have even sold matching small external expansion drives that fit matching notches on this unit and sold them at at a premium price. People would have bought them because they would have thought having the same brand would somehow make it work better. Not necessarily the people on this site would think that but other people would. Instead they made this thing as limited as they thought they could get by with.
     

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    Or.......... you could buy the Voyager 2 Plus which comes with a Gigabit Network Port... No multi usb tho so you cant play transformers with your external HDD's just yet.
     

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