OCZ 8GB Mega-Kart USB2 Drive
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-18-2006
Provided by: OCZ Technology
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Introduction

Stuff just keeps getting bigger. Whether you're referring to "your stuff" meaning the size of documents, images, music and videos, and other electronic data you have to be concerned about saving, or whether you mean "the stuff", or the capacity of the media that it's stored on, it's sort of a "chicken or the egg" type of statement. Is the need for more capacity driving disk space up or is the increasing availability of disk space allowing room for more stuff? I just went out and bought my first 500GB hard drive last week. Why? Need more room for my stuff! I can remember when 500MB seemed like an awful lot of space, and you could back up all your important stuff onto a 1.44MB floppy disk when you needed to take it with you. Well the days of the floppy are pretty well numbered; many PC manufacturers don't even bother putting them in new computers anymore. But there is certainly still a need for portable, pocket-sized media to store your stuff.

The defacto standard for high-capacity portable media has in recent years become the flash memory drive. No moving parts to wear out, small enough to fit in your pocket, resilient to everyday wear and tear. They typically utilize a standard USB interface for compatibility and are commonly known as USB drives or flash drives. OCZ has developed a few variations of the memory drive, like the ultra slim Mini-Kart drive and high-performance Rally Drives, which OCIA.net has reviewed in the recent past. Today OCZ has sent over their latest conception of the flash memory drive, the 8GB Mega-Kart. The Mega-Kart represents a new design for OCZ, with its slim credit card-like size and ultra-high storage capacity available in 8GB and 16GB flavors.



Join along as I hit the road with some of my stuff and the new OCZ 8GB Mega-Kart.


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