OCZ Rally2 2GB USB2 Flash Drive

Benchmarks

Test Setup

The following benchmarks have been conducted using the test system specified below:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Memory: Mushkin XP2-8500 DDR2
Motherboard: Intel "Bad Axe" D975XBX
Hard Disk: 2x Hitachi 80gb SATA2 RAID0



Bechmarks

Testing of the drives transfer speed will be performed using both Sisoft Sandra XIb and HDTach benchmarking programs. Please note that the Sisoft Sandra test (bottom-left) shows comparison figures against internal hard disks and therefore should be taken for its results only rather than comparison graphs.

OCZ Rally2 HDTach

OCZ Rally2 Sisoft OCZ Rally2 Sisoft

The Sisoft Sandra results on the left show that OCZ's stated read speed of 28MB/s is extremly close to the truth with our results coming in at 25MB/s. The random access speed of the drive is also extremely respectable at 4ms, beating all of the IDE hard disks listed including the renouned Raptor.

Sandra also provides a removable storage benchmark utility for comparing the performance of flash based products against eachother. From the results on the right we can see that the Rally2 is a respectable portion faster than any of the other flash drives used in the testing with a rated speed of 5202 operations per minute.

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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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