Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 20 November 2007. Page 4 of 4. Add A Comment

To see how well the OCZ ATV Turbo could perform, we had conducted our usual Linux hdparm benchmarks. The testing was done using a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook with an Intel Core Duo T2400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 80GB Serial ATA HDD. The Linux distribution used was Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" with the Linux 2.6.22 kernel. For those that are not familiar with out hdparm benchmarking, it yields how fast the drive can sustain sequential data reads on Linux without any file-system overhead. We had compared the Linux performance of the OCZ ATV Turbo 4GB to the recently reviewed A-DATA Classic PD18 2GB, Corsair Flash Survivor GT 8GB, and Corsair Flash Voyager GT 8GB.


Not only does the OCZ ATV Turbo look great, but it also performs great! The ATV Turbo 4GB had outperformed both the Corsair Flash Voyager GT and Flash Survivor GT in our Ubuntu Linux benchmarks. In our tests when submerging the ATV Turbo in water, some water had gotten into the USB connector but once we dried that off it had returned to working great. We have no complaints about the high-quality rubber construction of the ATV Turbo, aside from the cap possibly coming loose. Presently the OCZ ATV Turbo 4GB is available for about $45 USD, which is moderately priced for a flash drive its size and it comes with the backing of an OCZ lifetime warranty while being shock and water resistant. This is another great flash memory product from OCZ Technology and is deserving of out Editor's Choice Award.

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