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OCZ Throttle eSATA 8GB Flash Drive

Date: March 24, 2009
Product: Throttle eSATA Flash Drive
Company: OCZ Technology
Author: Patrick Rader

OCZ Throttle eSATA 8GB Flash Drive


Flash drives have completely saturated the portable storage market. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges. OCZ has something different in mind, they are offering a flash drive in a different interface; a much faster interface than the traditional USB 2.0. The OCZ Throttle flash drive utilizes the eSATA interface, a feature found in most modern high-end desktop computers. eSATA allows for transferring large amounts data much faster than a traditional USB flash drive. With capacities in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB all reasonably priced, the only thing left to do is check out the benchmarks.

The OCZ Throttle eSATA drive offers performance and versatility for enthusiasts that demand the best hardware. The integration of eSATA (External Serial ATA) connectivity now extends beyond desktop systems to laptops, offering increased data transfer rates with extreme portability while eliminating extra cords and power cables.

As mentioned above, the OCZ Throttle comes in three capacities. We will be looking at the 8GB “Throttle” in this review.


Manufacturer's Features and Specifications:

All the information below is taken from OCZ's website.

OCZ Throttle Part Numbers:



  • Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Interfaces: e-SATA and USB 2.0 (USB via mini USB port on drive and included cable )
  • Dimensions: 2.64" x 0.80" x 0.35" (79.1mm x 29.9mm x 10.3mm)
  • Compliant: Designed to Hi-Speed USB 2.0 specifications
  • Warranty: Two-year warranty
  • Read/Write Speeds:
    • Read: Up to 90MB/sec
    • Write: Up to 30MB/sec over eSATA


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