OCZ Rally2 2GB USB2 Flash Drive

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

OCZ are well known for their 'flashy' packaging, and the Rally2 drive is certainly no different. The drive comes sealed inside a clear plastic blister pack backed with a printed card insert, allowing you to get a good look at the Rally2 before making your purchase.

OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive Packaging OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive Packaging

The front and back of the packaging offer some basic specifications on the unit: Dual Channel, High Speed USB 2.0, Lifetime Warranty and Aluminium Housing. OCZ also mention that the Rally2 is one of the fastest flash drives on the market - and given the quoted transfer rates of the drive i'm certainly not going to disagree.

OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive Contents

As flash drives are pretty much "Plug'n'Play" there's very little that a manufacturer can include with the drive in terms of bundled extras. OCZ have included both a lanyard and a USB extension lead with the Rally2, but one thing i think would be great on drives of this capacity is some pre-loaded freeware utilities that might come in useful for the average end user.


Appearance

With very little technical difference between most flash drives the only distinguishable features to most users will be size, price and appearance. Most people will know what size drive they are looking for depending on their budget, so when faced with multiple drives of the same size and similar prices the deciding factor often comes down to appearance.

OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive Front OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive Open

OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive Back OCZ Rally2 Flash Drive USB

The OCZ Rally2 has a professionally styled sleek black aluminium exterior printed with OCZ's logo on one side and the Rally2 logo on the other. Both ends of the drive are tipped with clear plastic with one end featuring an orange LED that flashes when data is being transferred to or from the drive.

Should you want to wear the Rally2 around your neck (don't all rush at once!) OCZ have provided a 'lanyard' that can be tied to the Rally2 for this purpose. I was slightly disappointed to see that OCZ didn't fix the cap covering the USB connector to the rest of the device as this is likely to get lost easily.

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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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