It wasn't long ago that Corsair had branched away from their highly regarded system memory roots and expanded to reach PC enthusiasts with new lines of products. These new products released thus far have been focused in their COOL Water Cooling and Flash Voyager flash drive series. Although OCZ Technology has only been in the memory market since 2000, compared against Corsair with their experience since 1994, OCZ has been following much of the same road as its competitor. OCZ Technology has begun expanding their product range from just system memory and power supplies, for which they are known, and their famed DDR Booster, to such new areas as cooling and flash media. In this article, we'll be focusing our attention on OCZ's new series of USB2.0 flash drives dubbed the 'Rally'. For testing today we have their Rally 2GB model, but what sets this drive apart from other models currently on the market is that OCZ has implemented dual channel technology in an effort to support blazing fast read and write speeds.
· High Speed USB 2.0 Certified
· True Plug and Play
· Dual Channel Technology
· Available in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB capacities
· Dimensions: 2 5/8"(L) x 5/8"(W)
· Aluminum Chassis
· Blue LED Status Light
· Lifetime Warranty
Like a majority of the thumb-sized flash drives presently on the market, the OCZ Rally comes packaged in a petite plastic container. Included with the OCZ Rally is a short USB 2.0 extension cable (male to female) and neck-strap/lanyard; both of which accessories are considered standard among retail flash drive products. Currently OCZ offers the Rally units in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB models; with the unit we have in front of us today offering the 2GB storage capacity. We imagine as OCZ further develops their flash media technology they'll begin offering larger storage capacities hopefully in the area of 4GB. Although all of these units are designed for USB2.0, they remain compatible with USB1.1 specifications at reduced speeds.