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OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB Flash Drive Review

Feb 7 2008, 12:00am CST | by , in Reviews | Peripheral

OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB Flash Drive Review
 
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Flash drives are hitting the market with higher storage capacities and faster speeds all the time. Today we are going to check out the latest flash drive from OCZ called the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB. OCZ promises some fast read and write times and we will see if the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB lives up to the promise. Read on for all the details.

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Features & Specifications
The OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB is a USB 2.0 certified deice that is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems. The drive is available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities. The chassis is made from aluminum and an orange LED on the rear of the drive glows when plugged in and flashes when the drive is reading or writing data. OCZ covers the drive with a lifetime warranty. Included accessories are a lanyard and USB extension cable.

HD Tach
OCZ promises lofty read and write speeds for the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB. The read speed is up to 35MB/s and the write speed is up to 30MB/s. In testing I used HD Tach to test the read and write speeds of the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB. I saw a read speed of 32.8 MB/s and a write speed of 29.9MB/s, both of which are within a fraction of what OCZ promises speed wise. Those speeds make the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB one of the fastest flash drives I have tested.

Sandra XII
I also ran the Sandra XII Removable storage benchmark on the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB. The benchmark results showed:

  • Device Index: 10115 ops/minute
  • Endurance Factor: 22.10
        2MB Files Test
      • Read Performance: 969 operation(s)/min (33075 kB/sec, 220x)
      • Write Performance: 511 operation(s)/min (17442 kB/sec, 116x) Delete Performance: 13016 ops/minute
      • File Fragments: 1.0
      • Combined Index: 654 ops/minute

      These scores are also significantly higher than other flash drives I have tested. The Corsair Flash survivor GT had a device index of 9575 ops/min and the OCZ ATV Turbo scored 7740 ops/min.

      Real World Test
      The final test I ran on the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB was to move a large folder with 2.05GB of data in it to and from the drive and record the time the operation took with a stopwatch. Writing the data to the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB took 4 minutes and 59 seconds. Reading the data from the drive back to the computer took 1 minute and 57 seconds.

      Verdict

      Conclusion

      Pros

      • Fast read and write speeds
      • Large capacity

      Cons

      • Cap easy to lose

      Verdict
      The OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB not only has fast read and write speeds, but it has a slender design that makes it easy to get into a crowded USB hub without blocking surrounding USB ports. Overall the OCZ Rally 2 Turbo 4GB is a fantastic flash drive that user needing storage capacity and speed will want to check out.

      9.0
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

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