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Corsair Flash Survivor CMFSV3-16GB 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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   Part #: CMFSV3-16GB
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Encased in an aircraft-grade aluminum housing that's waterproof to 200 meters, Flash Survivor USB 3.0 drives offer incredibly rugged protection for your important data.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface USB 3.0
Storage Capacity 16 GB
Color Silver

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Corsair
     Manufacturer: Corsair
     Manufacturer Part Number: CMFSV3-16GB
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Flash Survivor
     Product Model: CMFSV3-16GB
     Product Name: 16GB Flash Survivor USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Product Type: Flash Drive
     Host Interface: USB 3.0

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Linux

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Silver
     Form Factor: External
Technical Information  
     Features: Water Proof
Shock Resistant
Vibration Resistant
Rugged Design
     Maximum Read Speed: 79 MBps
     Maximum Write Speed: 21 MBps
     Storage Capacity: 16 GB

Corsair CMFSV3-16GB Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
USB3 (vs old, crusty 2.0 stick)
Too soon to tell, really.
Had a USB2 version of this, which I lost, so this is a sweet replacement - USB3 will give it some serious lasting power. Now I have to manage to hold on to it - and the cap, without which it's just another flash drive.

Olivier L
Experience: 3 Months
Great build quality
The cap sometimes gets frustrating to take off
Not much to say, the usb quality is very good and is very affordable for a 3.0 16 gb usb.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- STURDY construction, solid aluminum body, I could probably run over this with my car.
- Fast to read and write to.
- getting cap back on requires putting pressure on the lid, but hardly a con as its water tight.
I got this to backup important data, it currently sits inside a fire/water proof safe (yo dawg I heard you like fire/proof water proof data storage so...). This replaced an OCZ ATV flash drive which was VERY slow, so far I love the controller on this. I get read speeds of 60-80 MB/s and wrote of about 30 MB/s all over USB3. Over USB 2 it is also very fast, reading at about 30 MB/s and writing at about 20 MB/s.

Experience: 21 Days
 Verified Owner
- Rock Solid
- Good protection case
- USB 3.0 (great transfer performance speed)
- Lot of memory (16GB)
- Pretty big (can be uncomfortable when plugging with other usb slot)
- Difficult to clip with key chain (not recommand to do it)
In overall, this USB flash drive is a great quality stuff. Great performance speed, rock solid! I recommand it!

Min Rui_C
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Cheap, Durable
I actually thought that it be somewhat smaller than what it is. The screw out design is questionable as it takes a couple of seconds to unscrew the lid to get access to the USB port. It is not as fast as I thought. Only ~20Mb/s writes. But overall, for the price, definitely beats any USB 2.0 drives out there.

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
-Solid as a rock (smashed it on cement a couple of times and still working perfectly)
-Pretty fast, even on USB 2.0 (hasn-Steady speed
-Water-proof (just threw it in melting snow during a hot day)
-Can serve as a flail against other when attached to a strap
-No stupid softwares on the key memory : simply empty.
-Doesn't take enoughspace to black my other usb drives, as long they're not big.
-Impossible to lose the cap : it is screwed tightly to the key.
-Take time to unscrew the cap, but not a big deal.
-Can't attach the cap anywhere, so it's possible to forget it or lose it when the key is in use.

-Can't plug it into my brain.
Pretty good usb key so far. It has been just 5 days, but as computer tech, I used it a lot for installing Linux distributions on the fly and it went pretty quick to boot.

It doesn't take too much space when plugged in my usb port : I can plug another next to it without problem, as long as it isn't too big or too long (because the top of the key is large). Plugging an usb cable next to it is alright too.

Copying 9 GB of data (a huge 4 GB file, medium sized files and a big bunch of tiny files) took less than 8 minutes on USB 2.0, with a FAT32 filesystem on the key and on Linux. Pretty good !

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
quality of build
bit big
lack extension cable
at 30-15 rebate this one is a steal. 1 star off for not having the extension cable as promised, but other than that, great quality usb with plenty of space. Very good buy!


* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 80.412 MB/s
Sequential Write : 22.045 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 75.946 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 3.935 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 8.795 MB/s [ 2147.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.159 MB/s [ 38.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 9.515 MB/s [ 2323.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.289 MB/s [ 70.5 IOPS]

Test : 100 MB [F: 0.0% (0.0/15.0 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2011/12/22 19:31:31
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

Experience: 3 Days
Tough build, good speed.
They don't come with the dog tag and usb extension cable any more.
My third Corsair USB flash drive!

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Relatively priced well
Well built - seems quite sturdy
Quite big, won't work so well on keychains into your pocket
$20 after MIR...not bad considering normal USB 3.0 drives with the same storage are only $5 less. For $5 more, you're getting a well built flash drive, not to mention the speeds in comparison with the slower drives.

Experience: 1 Years
Durable as hell
Easy too loose (like any thumb drive)
I actually ran over one of these in a 2001 Chrysler intrepid... twice. It also went through the washing machine numerous time.

It worked until the day I lost it.

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