February 29, 2008 Corsair has announced a new 16GB high performance USB 2.0 flash drive dubbed the “GT” which offers a significant boost to data transfer speeds.

Coming after the recent capacity boost to the standard Flash Voyager line of ruggedized USB drives - now 32GB - the improved data transfer speed of the GT model means users can transfer a 1.63GB movie in 98 seconds.

The drive’s proprietary water and shock resistant all-rubber casing is built for maximum durability while data security is provided by TrueCrypt encryption software offering AES 256-bit encryption. All drives come with a 10 year user warranty and on-demand customer support. The new Corsair 16GB GT drive will be debuted at the CeBIT 2008 Show next week in Hanover, Germany and will retail for USD$169.99.