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OCZ Diesel 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL16G

  • USB 2.0
  • 16GB
  • 2 years limited

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When you need quick storage on-the-go, nothing beats the OCZ Diesel. This compact flash drive packs a 16GB capacity which is more than enough space for music files, images, documents or anything else you need to share. The versatile Diesel is easy to take wherever you go with its stylish aluminum chassis, durable plastic cap and sturdy keychain loop.

The flash drive is also hot swappable and compatible with USB 2.0 standards. For even more convenience, the Diesel also supports the major operating systems as well as Mac OSX for true plug and play functionality. When sharing files is important to your mobile life, make the OCZ Diesel the flash drive of your digital world today!

  • newegg 16GB Capacity A surprising 16GB capacity allows more music, video or data files to be stored in a single flash drive – namely about 4000 music files (8mins, 256Kbps, MP3 format) or 4200 image files (16MP, JPEG format, about 7.8MB per file).
  • newegg High-speed USB 2.0 Interface The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface delivers fast data transfer rates of up to 960Mbps and enables plug-and-play connectivity for the ultimate convenience.
  • newegg Fuel Your Digital Lifestyle Smaller than a common key, the OCZ OCZUSBDSL16G is an ideal flash drive for carrying data around.

Learn more about the OCZ Storage Solutions OCZUSBDSL16G

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the OCZ Storage Solutions OCZUSBDSL16G

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  • Caroline S.
  • 11/9/2014 5:33:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Pen Drive. Still going strong after 5 years.

Pros: It is 2014 and I purchased this in 2009. I still use it all the time and it has not broken. It started to come apart physically but I just put it in an older pen drive's casing that I had laying around. So now, I have a fully functional 16 GB pen drive with a casing that says 1 GB. Not bad :-)

Cons: none

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  • Isaac B.
  • 3/3/2014 10:24:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Reliable, sturdy, good size

Cons: Cap is plastic

Other Thoughts: This drive is still working into 2014 (purchased back in 2009). I only now am replacing it as my primary drive just because I need more than 16GB. It's super strong and I haven't been gentle with it to any stretch. Cap got lost long ago but used a different metal cap that I preferred anyway. If 16GB is enough for you this drive will last a long time.

I typically use the drive to store portable programs and to backup files while working on a computer or wiping it. IT sees a lot of read/write cycles and the flash is still working well.

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  • Richard S.
  • 9/30/2013 5:15:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot impressed

Pros: good space @ 16GB for the price at the time. aluminum case.

Cons: 2 died in less than 3 years.

Other Thoughts: bought this because they were a reputable storage company & the price was right. the original purchase died within a month. OCZ replaced it no questions asked. the replacement just died & didn't last 3 years. i don't think i would recommend their flash drives to anyone; I have other drives pushing 9 years old & still function. only gave it 2 eggs for the price & case. this device deserves nothing more & probably less.

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  • Kaleb E.
  • 3/28/2013 10:10:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHands down, most reliable USB flash drive ever

Pros: I bought this when it was on special for $20, and i could not have possibly spent $20 better. Id recommend this flash drive to anyone. The casing is a nice metal, polished and smooth. It's the size of two pennies side by side, very small and sleek.


Simply indestructible. I've owned this flash drive for *five* years now, it has been washed+dried, stepped on, dropped, thrown, bent, crushed countless amounts of time. I once caught my pants leg on the flash drive protruding from my front USB port, broke the entire port and bent the drive at a 90 degree angle, it still works. More than a year later i bent it back, still works. I wouldnt know how to break this if i tried.

Cons: Write speeds are sub-par compared to modern drives, which is to be expected. This flash drive did start its manufacturing *eight* years ago, you know, it's a little outdated. However, even being 8 years behind the game the OCZ's write speeds are still comparable with many of todays more expensive 16gb, 32gb models...but extraordinarily slow when compared to lower compacity models.

Other Thoughts: buy it. buy it. buy it. buy it. buy it.

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  • Brian b.
  • 2/12/2013 8:09:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsbest flash drive i have

Pros: i bought this i think in 08 when i build my rig. it always has worked and is reliable. its also the fastest. i have made a total of 2 trips through the washing machine and once in the dryer. still works like the day i got it. i think i paid 25 back in the day

Cons: only thing i didn't like about it is the cap i lost. worst part i knew where i lost it and couldn't find it bc its clear and small. at least i think i knew where i lost it seeing i never found it. thats really my fault. no real cons for this product

Other Thoughts: seems to be washing machine friendly. i wouldn't recommend taking it for a cycle

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  • Neal P.
  • 1/5/2013 12:31:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrice????

Pros: Drive still works after 3 years; transfer rates around 20 mb/s, so not sure about all the complaints. Bought it here for $27 regular price.

Cons: Why is the price for 16gb on this drive 3 years later over $50??? OCZ may reply to this.. No one should buy it based on that, when 16gb costs less than a fourth of this one. Seller please revise your pricing. I'm pretty sure the price for memory has been driven down.

Other Thoughts: Newegg shame on you for allowing this to happen.

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  • Saurabh U.
  • 3/15/2012 10:05:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFastest drive I have ever used

Pros: Very fast. Fastest drive I have ever used. Measured at 16.6 MBps write speed and 31.3 MBps read speed. I purchased couple of well known brand after this one and they were all less than half the speed of this one. And I got it for 16 backs after rebate I think, very cheap :) It has been over a year since I got it and it is still working fine. I use it once a week to copy large files.

Cons: Doesn't have cap holder on back, you have to keep the cap somewhere while using the drive.

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  • Tony J.
  • 11/29/2011 7:19:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk-Do Not Buy It!

Pros: None

Cons: It won't transfer files once it gets hot and it gets hot very quickly! Basically, it's useless....maybe good for 1G or 2G of storage/file-tranfering before it gets hot......definetely not 16G! Worst flash drive.....don't buy it!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2011 1:14:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It looks nice

Cons: Everything else. Extremely unreliable. Short life span.

Other Thoughts: This has to be the worst thumb drive I ever owned -- true piece of junk. Apart from being slow like molasses, it doesn't work for any meaningful length of time. I had two of them and they all died within a few months of light usage. I never dropped them or mishandled them in any way.
I will never buy anything made buy OCZ ever again.

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  • Nicholas P.
  • 5/4/2011 8:26:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't bother

Pros: High capacity (14.9GB)

Cons: doesn't allow more then 5-6GB on it now

Other Thoughts: I bought this back when a 16GB hard drive was gigantic. Cost me like $45. After a long time of owning the flash drive it stopped allowing large files to go on it so now when i try to put a 6GB file on it, it says it's full when it's actually empty. I tried reformatting and that did nothing. I'd say just get something else

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