OCZ Introduces its eSATA flash drive

December 5, 2008 // 12:57 p.m.

Tags: #16gb #32gb #8gb #drive #esata #fast #flash #ocz #thumb #usb

Donkey's years ago OCZ mentioned to us about how it was developing a Firewire flash drive. Faster speeds! the PR claimed, USB is so limited!

Well, that time came and went and while it was a product that never made it out of development because of driver and controller issues, OCZ seems to have cracked a better and faster goal - the eSATA flash drive.

It's not the first eSATA flash drive by just a few weeks, but it is currently the fastest.

Dubbed the Throttle, this little flash drive is the same size as your USB thumb drive so it'll fit right in a pocket or on your keys, yet, instead of being limited to ~35MB/s from USB 2.0 this little devil claims to have a read speed of 90MB/s. Write speeds are still pretty limited at 30MB/s, so nothing much there has changed from "fast" USB drives, and it does mean you need a PC with an eSATA port to take advantage of it. There is a mini-USB included on the Throttle too though, just in case the PC you want to use it with is too old or crippled to have a fancier eSATA connection.

Available in 8GB to 32GB capacities, you've got a dual layer DVD to Blu-ray's worth of data at your finger-tips, although if we're willy-waving then we have seen 64GB flash drives knocking about these days.

It's got a 2 year warranty and will be available from $34.99, $54.99 and $94.99 for 8, 16 and 32GB versions.

Fancy yourself a super fast flash drive to carry around with you? Or is the write speeds or eSATA not doing it for you? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

WEEK IN REVIEW

TOP STORIES

SUGGESTED FOR YOU