OCZ Unveils Flash Drive with eSATA Connectivity
OCZ has introduced a new flash drive that does just that. The OCZ Throttle looks like a normal flash drive until the cap comes off and the eSATA adapter is exposed. OCZ promises that the eSATA equipped Throttle is capable of read speeds of up to 90MB/sec and write speeds of up to 30MB/sec.
Faster read and write speeds are great, as long as you have a computer that offers eSATA. However, the majority of computers and notebooks still lack eSATA ports. For this situation, OCZ also equips the drive with a mini USB 2.0 type B port that allows the Throttle to be used with computers lacking the eSATA port needed for full performance.
Versions of the flash drive are available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB configurations. The higher performance and high capacity options could make the Throttle a viable backup solution for computer users who normally overlook flash drives because of the typically low capacity and slower USB interface.