OCZ ATV 32GB USB Flash Drive

Test Setup & Results

Test Setup & Results

One of the fastest flash drives we've used on OC3D to date has to be the OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB. So during today's testing we are going to be placing the ATV 32GB head to head with the Rally2. Please bear in mind when reading the results that the ATV is aimed more at storage capacity and ruggedness than speed, but never the less we are still expecting it to put out some fairly decent results. After all, what use is 32GB if it takes hours to fill up.

Throughout the testing, the following setup was used:

Motherboard: Asus P5E64 WS Evolution
CPU: Intel "Core 2 Duo" E8400 @ 4GHz
Memory: OCZ PC3-12800 DDR3 4GB
Hardrive: 2x Western Digital Velociraptor (RAID0)
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP1

Starting off with the results from HDTach, it's quite clear to see that both drives are at a similar level when it comes to read speed and latency. Burst speed was also extremely close with the ATV beating the Rally2 by 2.3MB/s. This is extremely good considering that this is only the 'standard' verson of the ATV we're reviewing here, and not its slightly more lairy yellow 'Turbo' brother.

Moving on to the write speed with a 1GB file being generated by Dummy File Creator we can see that the ATV can't quite keep up with the Rally2 Turbo. Overall write speed is around 10MB/s lower and our test file took a full 38 seconds longer to copy  to the ATV than it did to the Rally2 Turbo. As a matter of interest we also timed a 32GB file transfer to the ATV to see just how long you'd expect to wait if you was filling the entire device up. In total the test took just over one hour (3810 seconds to be precise).
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Most Recent Comments

16-12-2008, 04:42:14

Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Write speeds nothing to write home about (no pun intended!).

How long did it take u to think that

And nice review!Quote

16-12-2008, 04:46:42

Originally Posted by name='Lynx'

How long did it take u to think that

And nice review!
Review = 5 minutes

Obligatory Pun = 2 days Quote

16-12-2008, 05:26:03

ROFL. Nice review mate and a reasonable price for 32GB of flash storage with additional protection from bumps and trips through the wash.Quote

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