OCZ Ultra-Slim Mini-Kart USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Author: OCIA Staff
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 07-25-2006
Provided by: OCZ Technology

The test system:

DFI LanParty UT Ultra D W/704 Beta Bios
AMD A64 3000 +
OCZ EB DDR PC-3700 2x1024MB Platinum XTC
Lite-On Optics
WD SATA 80 Gig
Hiper type "R" 580

Compared Flash Drive:

Corsair Voyager 1G

Software and bench marks used:

Hard Drive Tach 3.0.1
SISandra 2007 Lite

As you can see from both charts, the Mini-Kart isn't the fastest flash drive out there, but it's certainly not the slowest one either. For pure speed in a flash drive, you'd be better off getting one of OCZ's Rally drives or another companies full sized drive.

Usage, Findings & Conclusion

I've had this drive for sometime now and I haven't found a computer that the Mini-Kart wouldn't work properly with. There really isn't anything bad to say about the drive at all, it performs as it was designed to very well and it's about the easiest drive to take along with you when you're on the go. Just stick it in your wallet and go. There are a few things I might mention though. The first being that it's so small and easy to lose track of if you're not careful, and the second being there's not a shroud protecting the gold USB contacts, so putting it on a key chain along with a bunch of keys might not be such a good idea in the long run. You may end up damaging the contacts and killing the drive. It's best if kept in the included case or in your wallet.

OCIA.net has awarded the OCZ Ultra-Slim Mini-Kart USB 2.0 Flash Drive our seal of approval.

Thanks to OCZ Technology for supplying us with this review unit.

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