OCZ Throttle 16GB eSATA Flash Drive - Performance and Final Thoughts

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OCZ Throttle 16GB eSATA Flash Drive
Performance and Final Thoughts
 

Performance:

Now comes the moment of truth, the benchmarks.

As you can see in the tests, the write and read speed are pretty much right on target, it is slightly lower than it is rated, but that is to be expected as the values are theoretical. Still as most USB drives are still 30mb/s read and 15mb/s write this drive performs nearly 3 times as well in reading and 2 times in writing. That's pretty impressive.

 

Conclusion:

We see here the dawning of a new era in flash technology, while they aren't as portable due to the lack of powered eSATA, as powered eSATA ports become more common these drives will become more useful. While I would really like a chain hole, possibly future versions will include this. For around the same price as a mid range USB drive of the same size I would recommend these drives as future-proof.

 

Pros:

  • Extremely Fast
  • Can be USB Powered if no powered eSATA available
  • Very affordable for "new" technology

 

Cons:

  • No "chain" hole
  • Powered eSATA is not widely available - yet

 

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I'd like to thank OCZ for sending along this little flash drive.  It's probably the fastest thing I've plugged into a port on my computer.  Please feel free to leave your comments and questions at the link below.