Back in May we looked at the Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB. This was Corsair's newest flash series at the time and instead of continuing with the memory speed race, the Flash Survivor GT focused upon being very durable. In our review of the Flash Survivor GT, we had thrown it to the bottom of a pool, severely beat it with a hammer, and boiled it in water, but at the end of the day, it performed like new with barely any signs of damage. Less than a month later at Computex Taipei 2007, at the OCZ private suite we came across their ATV Turbo series. We finally have this new OCZ flash drive in our labs and have tested it out in this review.
· High Speed USB 2.0 Certified
· Read: 33-35MB / second
· Write: 26-30MB / second
· True Plug and Play (Compatible with MAC OS X)
· Dual Channel Technology
· Available in 4GB capacities
· Waterproof Rubber Housing
· Orange LED Status Light
· Lifetime Warranty
OCZ's ATV Turbo series currently consists of two parts: the OCZUSBATVT4G and OCZUSBATVT8G, which is the 4GB and 8GB model, respectively. For our testing, we had the OCZ ATV Turbo 4GB edition. OCZ Technology does manufacturer an OCZ ATV non-Turbo model, which is designed to be an affordable but rugged flash drive. The OCZ ATV flash drives range in size of 2GB to 16GB. The OCZ ATV 16GB flash drive currently costs $136 USD.
Like other flash memory products from OCZ and other manufacturers, the OCZ ATV Turbo 4GB had arrived in a blister-packed container. The flash drive was the only item included with no driver CD or USB extension cable.