OCZ Turbo-Charges Flash Drives

OCZ Unveils USB 2.0 Rally Flash Product Series

by Anton Shilov
09/02/2005 | 07:50 AM

OCZ Technology Group, a leading maker of memory modules targeted at performance enthusiasts, announced this week its lineup of USB 2.0 flash drives, which, the company claims, are the fastest flash drives on the market. The company said that to achieve market leading performance, it had to implement the so-called Dual Channel Technology.


“Flash memory drives are in the process of becoming the portable mass storage devices of the future. Regardless of whether it is for the mainstream user who needs to transfer files or for the enthusiast who wants to carry his tweaks and save-points, everybody needs the very best that is technically feasible. This is where the new generation of OCZ flash drive hits a homerun by introducing dual channel technology for fast, flexible and economic storage of data,” said Dr. Michael Schuette, director of technology development at OCZ Technology.

OCZ Rally flash drive 512MB

OCZ Rally flash drives are designed for USB 2.0 interface and come in small and sleek aluminum chassis for higher durability. The company indicated that thanks to the dual-channel technology its flash storage sticks can achieve from 23MB/s to 28MB/s read speed and from 15MB/s to 17MB/s write speed depending on their capacity. The products come in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB flavours.

OCZ Rally flash drive 512MB and a cigarette lighter

OCZ did not unveil manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) for the products, but said they would come with lifetime warranty.