OCZ Mini Kart Flashdrive Review

The OCZ Mini-Kart is an Ultra Slim flash drive that is roughly a tenth of an inch (2.8mm) thick. It utilizes a tiny, intensely bright blue LED that remains solid once plugged in and flickers with activity. It also ships with a durable clear plastic carry case that is small enough to put in your wallet. There is no cap to lose. The OCZ Mini-Kart does not feature a switch to disable writing to the device.

OCZ Mini-Kart Images:

OCZ Mini-Kart Screenshot

OCZ Mini-Kart Speed Benchmark:

The following read/write file benchmark and low level read/write benchmark tests were established using the flash memory toolkit on a 1GB OCZ Mini-Kart flashdrive.

OCZ Mini Kart File Benchmark

OCZ Mini-Kart Low Level Benchmark

Compatible with USB Bootable Linux?:

Using Linux, we were able to create a persistent partition on this device and boot Ubuntu saving changes to the persistent partition.

Conclusion:

Benchtest results were a bit slow but respectable for a drive of this type. Yielding 11.3MB/s average read speeds, and 6.8MB/s write speeds. This device proves to be a good candidate for portable Linux or portable applications. The wafer-like OCZ Mini-Kart does feel a bit flimsy, but seems to be holding up fine. It’s not a drive that could handle much abuse and the case does provide much needed protection.

Editors Flash Drive Rating

Rating: 3.5