OCZ technology continues to introduce well balanced products on the market, with good price and performance. The recent releases of 8GB USB sticks is very good, fitting almost 2 DVD-Videos or a lot of Mp3 files. The Rally 2 enters the market promising features and performance. Don't forget that Rally 2 also supports the ReadyBoost technology, found on Windows VISTA.
The Rally 2 8GB USB stick showed very good reading speed (22MB/sec) but average writing performance at 11MB/sec. Compared with our other 8GB USB sticks, the OCZ 8GB Mega-Kart has slightly higher reading but lower writing performance, while the Corsair Voyager GT 8GB is faster in both reading and writing operations. Looking at cost, the OCZ Rally 2 can be found for around €93, the OCZ 8GB Mega-Kart around €100, while the Corsair Voyager GT 8GB around €113. The price follows performance, so if you are looking for an affordable 8GB USB stick, the OCZ Rally 2 is a good choice.