Building the modules
Building the world's fastest production memory is no easy feat, you need the right combination of hardware and memory ICs. To build just one Vengeance Extreme DRAM module requires screening through over 1000 memory ICs. Check out the video below for more info on how the modules are made.
It's completely logical that the Corsair Voyager Air and the Seagate Wireless Plus are frequently compared to each other. In fact, they were recently compared in a roundup at CNET. CNET Editor Dong Ngo compared several devices and declared the Voyager Air to be the most complete package on the market in this product class. He has a really informative Voyager Air video linked in the article also.
Many Corsair power supplies feature cooling fans with Zero RPM technology. Essentially, while the power supply is at lower loads and producing less heat, the intake fan is stopped, therefore producing zero noise. As the load on the PSU increases, the power supply produces more heat and that heat needs to be evacuated. A thermistor inside the power supply tells the fan to kick on. Once those temperatures drop to a level that is safe for the power supply to operate without active cooling, the fan cuts off and the power supply runs silently once again.
For my demonstration, I will be using an AX Series AX860i Digital ATX PSU and Corsair Link software to demonstrate how the PSU's power output and temperatures increase with load, and how the power supply fan speed increases and decreases with that temperature.
Over the past few months, Corsair's Brazilian overclocker Ronaldo "RBuass" has been smashing overclocking world records! He started off in late January and took the 3DMark Vantage world record then recently followed it up with a few single GPU world records in Unigine Heaven and 3DMark Vantage.
During the course of developing the Corsair Voyager Air, battery life was an area of great focus for us. We decided to put a very large capacity battery into the Voyager Air so that mobile users could get the most out of their devices under a variety of usage scenarios. The battery we chose is rated at 6200mAh or milliamp hours.
Here's one of my early prototypes. You can clearly see the battery sitting on top of the HDD.
Senior associate technology editor at CNET, Dong Ngo, has likely reviewed most any wireless storage device worth mentioning. He recently published a roundup based on his results from several of these product reviews. Here is a quote of his conclusion regarding the Corsair Voyager Air.
"The device is also very compact, and it supports USB 3.0. It can work as a mobile media server, a home NAS server, or a bus-powered portable drive, and it excelled in all of these roles in my testing. It's not perfect but as far as mobile storage goes, it's the most complete package on the market."
Click the picture below to read the CNET roundup article.
The long awaited update to Corsair Link V2 has arrived. After a period of extensive internal testing and ample feedback and bug reporting from the enthusiast community, the latest version (184.108.40.206) of Corsair Link is available for download. The new release adds support for Windows 8 and includes the following updates and bug fixes:
If you would like to learn more about Corsair Link, please use the links below.
Corsair Link Resources:
The Corsair Voyager Air wireless portable storage drive is a device of convenience. It allows users to wirelessly access the stored data without the need for any wired connection to the device. However, this convenience can allow access to your data from unwanted users if your drive is not password protected. For this reason, Corsair strongly recommends that users enable the wireless password when using their Voyager Air in any location where unwanted users could attempt to wirelessly connect to the Voyager Air.