OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4 GB
OCZ, known (and recognized) for computer memory, has steadily expanded its product offerings over the last several years. While still a highly respected brand in the memory world, OCZ has made a name for itself with power supplies, memory cards, SSD drives, peripherals, and USB flash drives. The Rally 2 Turbo flash drive is a high-end model, with very impressive performance claims. This is not unlike Corsair, a memory manufacturer who also offers the very good Voyager GT and Survivor GT.
Cap loss risk
That said, let’s turn our attention to the Rally’s design. This is a key with a very classic design: long and slender, but of modest size - 2.2 inches long and a little over .6 inches wide. The shell is black aluminum, with a cap to protect the USB connector. Unlike the 4 GB Firestix from Buffalo, however, there’s no way to keep the cap attached to the drive when plugged into a USB port, which increases the risk of losing it. The key comes with a lanyard and extension cable.
Finally, a rival for the Corsair GT
We were highly impressed by the performance of the Rally 2 – its speeds were identical if not better than those posted by the GT models from Corsair. In the case of large file write speeds, the Rally 2 came in with a speed of 22.6 MB/sec., compared to 21.1 MB/sec. with the Corsair Voyager GT.
The 4 GB of storage can be filled in just under3 minutes. As for read speeds, the two keys had the same 27.9 MB/sec rate, also with large files. The drive can be emptied of its contents in 2 minutes, 20 seconds.
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