With the Throttle OCZ has introduced on the fastest small storage devices on the planet, today. We can’t deny the fact that USB 3.0 is closing in, but before that becomes a standard on all mainstream machines we’ll have to wait for 2011; meanwhile with the Throttle you can profit from eSATA which has become an industry standard for external storage on laptops and desktops worldwide.
Performance doesn’t come cheap, the Throttle is available for a premium, the entry level 8Gb stick can be had around ~€35, the high end 32Gb model costs €80+
, which is quite high. But checking up on similar products from competitors
it seems OCZ’s eSATA stick is quite competitively priced.
If the systems you have lying around have eSATA and you want higher performance than USB 2.0 can offer, we can heartily recommend the OCZ Throttle:OCZ Throttle Recommended for
+ Exceptional performance over eSATA
+ More than respectable read/write performance over USB
- No carrying cord/string or hole to attach one
- Comes with a higher price premium