OCZ Rally2 2GB USB2 Flash Drive

Introduction & Specs

Introduction

Portable storage has come a long way over the past few years. I can still remember the days when floppy disks were the only affordable portable medium, and in order to get some files around to your friends house you often needed a box of 10 floppies and an archiving program capable of splitting files into 1.4mb chunks. Things have moved along quite a bit since then and today I certainly couldn't do without my trusty USB hard disk for keeping all my data with me on the move.

OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive

Today we'll be looking at OCZ's latest revision of their award winning 'Rally' Flash Drive aptly named the 'Rally2'. OCZ have gone back to the drawing board in an effort to make a smaller and more stylish version of the 'Rally' whilst still keeping the performance and durability the original drive was renowned for.


Specifications

"The OCZ USB 2.0 Rally2 Flash Drive is the sleeker and more ergonomic version of the original Rally. The redesigned Rally2 features a more stylish housing accompanied by a new signature OCZ ultra-bright orange status LED and still houses the renowned OCZ dual channel technology that made the first Rally the choice flash drive among enthusiasts. Thanks to the implementation of leading edge Dual Channel technology, the Rally2 puts data transferring in the fast lane and leaves the competitors in the dust. "

• High Speed USB 2.0
Certified True Plug and Play (Compatible with MAC OS X)
Dual Channel Technology
Available in 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities
Dimensions: 2 5/8"(L) x 5/8"(W)
Aluminium Chassis
Orange LED Status Light
Lifetime Warranty

Accessories
Lanyard
USB extension cable

Blazing Speed
Up to 28MB/s (read), 15MB/s (write)*

OCZ have always been one of the leaders in the high performance DDR memory market and it's good to see that nothing has changed when it comes to flash memory devices either. The Rally2 has some very impressive transfer rates for a flash memory device with up to 28MB/s read and 15MB/s write largely thanks to the dual channel operation of the device.

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Most Recent Comments

20-12-2006, 05:23:10

JN
"The sales of flash memory products are on a steep increase with many people realising how handy having all their data on the go can be. Today I'll be looking at OCZ's "Rally2" flash drive to see if it can compete in an already flooded market."

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20-12-2006, 06:10:15

Rastalovich
Sounds like a real quality range of flashes.

I`ve never honestly looked at the transfer rates of these drives, being as they used to be ~256/512m, I never imagined it being that important.

However, seeing as they`re now commonly 1/2/4g, I can see it being more important.

Having seen the very impressive 25mbs of the OCZ, I decided to bench the 2 I have here atm.

1 x 512m PNY - HDTach @ 10.7mbs - steady.

1 x 1G "Super*Talent" (no I never heard of them either) @ 11.7 peak - more like 9.x steady.

OCZ seem to have an impressive rating there, and an attractive price.

20-12-2006, 06:12:06

llwyd
second OCZ flash drive review coming tomorrow - providing the postman has got his ass in gear for once

Edit: wait, i'm fully booked tonight and tomorrow will have to be fri / sat
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