Voyager Air 2’s primary use is to operate as a mobile storage device – allowing users to stream files to tablets and smart phones.
In order to gain access and transfer files to the Air 2 the USB 3.0 cable needs to be used between the Corsair drive and the computer. Once connected, files can simply be drag n’ dropped onto the drive. Furthermore, having the USB cable attached charges the Air 2 – while the cable is attached, wireless functionality will not work. Once the Air 2 has been charged, WiFi can be enabled by pressing the button and then the “Voyager Air” app must be installed on an apple or android based device (we used android).
Below is a demonstration of the Air 2 streaming multimedia files and the android based app in use:
The only complaint that we have with Air 2 is the strength of wireless signal. With a distance of 30ft (9m) between the Air 2 and smartphone, we struggle to access files because the signal drops significantly.
Air 2 can operate for 5-6 hours whilst providing video playback.
As a brief indicator of performance we connected Air 2 (via USB 3.0) to one of our computers and ran CrystalDiskMark to reveal how this new drive handles 1GB sequential transfer of data. The other drives also use the USB 3.0 interface. As you can see from the graph, the results are pleasing.