Disappointing performance of new ocz “rally2″ drive, firmware 8.07, partition W95 FAT32 (0x0b)
blue led variants absolutely slower “thanks” to new controller:
“We have changed the controller, they are not as fast as the older Rally2, just the way it is.” — RyderOCZ [OCZ staff] (2011 Feb 24 @ 08:29 AM)
I’m returning it… that’s just the way it is. I paid for OCZ speed not sub par performance. I’ll be buying the Corsair non-GT Voyager 8gig.
OCZ “rally2″ transfer rate benchmark [image to text]: Minimum write rate 1.4 MB/s, maximum write rate 5.0 MB/s, average write rate 1.9 MB/s, average access time 1.7 ms, minimum read rate 7.8 MB/s, maximum read rate 23 MB/s, average read rate 22.2 MB/s
it took F O R E V E R to write the Fedora image to the OCZ “rally2″ flash drive. The new ocz “rally2″ flash drives SLOW write… suck… horrid waste of money. Sure $25 is not alot of money but I overnighted the order Friday so I’m a bit more vexed
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Replace with USB3 Patriot Supersonic Boost XT [up to 90MB/s Read and 30MB/s Write]. (backwards compatible to USB2, a USB2 machine achieves maximum bandwidth read & write vs using their USB2 models). For actual USB3 and sizes greater than 32 gigs, Patriot Memory Supersonic Rage XT 180 MB/s:50 MB/s R:W, or Patriot Memory Supersonic 4-channel 100 MB/s:70 MB/s R:W, or Patriot Memory Supersonic Magnum 8-channel 200 MB/s:100 MB/s read:write. Speeds consistent even if not lame-FAT. Patriot came to market sooner than other USB3 offerings.
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