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Item#: N82E16820227171

OCZ Roadster 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBRSTR-1GB

  • USB 2.0
  • 1GB
  • True Plug and Play (Compatible with MAC OS X) Foldable for compact transport Designed to be small and functional Compatible with: Windows: 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
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Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZUSBRSTR-1GB

Model

Brand
OCZ
Series
Roadster
Model
OCZUSBRSTR-1GB

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 2.0
Capacity
1GB
Features
True Plug and Play (Compatible with MAC OS X)
Foldable for compact transport
Designed to be small and functional
Compatible with: Windows: 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
Linux: Kernel 2.4 or later
Mac: OS 9.0 or later

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 year
Labor
3 year

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2007 8:54:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDO NOT PURCHASE

Pros: Small size.

Cons: Plastic clip WILL break. I am on my second drive (after RMA), this time it only lasted about a week until the plastic clip broke.

Other Thoughts: Great idea, poorly implemented. Don't they test these things?

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  • Grady I.
  • 4/21/2007 10:53:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive, Bad Cover

Pros: Tiny for a 1GB. Has worked flawlessly for about 3 months.

Cons: Cover.

Other Thoughts: As other reviewers have noted, the cover is junk, so I chucked it. I used a Dremel tool to hollow out the spindle and put a flexy loop keychain throught it. Beautiful! It now fits in the slot next to other devices and there is nothing else to break. It's too small to bend or flex.

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  • Brendan W.
  • 4/12/2007 9:02:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: small, sturdy, well designed flash drive

Cons: gets hot fairly quickly, form factor occasionally gets in the way when plugging in to a port, but that probably has to do a lot with the fact that it is on a keychain

Other Thoughts: I've had this on my keychain for a few months now and except for some white around the edges where the paint has rubbed off, it has held up great, would buy again in a heartbeat, came with a USB extension cable

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  • David L.
  • 2/19/2007 12:04:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer beware...

Pros: The size.

Cons: Everything else. As mentioned in other reviews, the keychain loop broke after less than two weeks of use, and the black paint had already begun to scratch off. Worse, one of the rubber "hinges" also fell off and got lost, which eventually caused the remaining hinge and cover to fall off and get lost. The drive itself stopped working shortly thereafter.

Other Thoughts: OCZ is sorry about the "unfortunate and unique experience" with the drive, but will not replace it under warranty due to the "nature of the physical damage." The support representative could not even guarantee that the broken keychain loop would have been covered under warranty. Beware.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2007 6:46:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSmall but unnecessarily fragile

Pros: Size: This is easily the smallest USB Drive I have ever owned or held. This is especially so for a 1GB drive.
Function: Although I have problems with the construction, the USB dongle folding into itself as a case is of great design

Cons: The construction of the 'case' is of a fragile plastic. The loop broke after only a week of being attached to my keychain. In addition to that, the loop is on the wrong side. Pushing the loop to the other side would allow easier use of the USB dongle while the drive is still attached to a keychain.

Other Thoughts: If the case were made of metal, and the keychain loop moved to the opposing side of it, this drive would be PERFECT. As it stands now, it's not that great unless you are only looking for a REALLY small drive that will not be held on a keychain

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/9/2007 5:50:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't buy

Pros: Small and fast

Cons: As many people have pointed out the cheap little plastic keychain holder will break within a few days.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/7/2007 9:43:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsvery good, but could be better

Pros: No cap to loose. Very very small. Fits easily in majority of USB slots....many other flash drives are very bulky.

It works; a review said it had a slower transfer rate then some of the others, but I really only care about storage size. I also haven't had a chance to transfer something large into it.

Great buy for $xx w/ rebate.

Cons: Only two days after I bought it an put it on my keychain the little plastic tab that held the drive to the keychain snapped off. I was able to repair it with superglue, but I think a major improvement could be made by having the case be made of metal; aluminum preferably.

Another problem that I can see comming is that little metal tips on the metal USB portion dig into the plastic cap....eventually they will dig in enough that the cap wont hold itself on and will loosely flap around.

As for opening it; when my friend (who bites his nails) was having a hard time getting the cap off this thing. You need to have nails or a sort of device to open it up.

Lastly, it only comes in 1GB...which is still smaller then I would like to have.

Other Thoughts: If they made a 2GB+ version with a metal body/cap then I would be all over it.

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  • Dennis H.
  • 12/29/2006 10:00:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsYou have to modify it

Pros: Its small, works as of now.

Cons: I took apart my OCZ roadster the first day I had it. I remove the plastic cover and pop off the rubber hinge covers on the side. You can slide a keychain around the hole in the usb part. I've lose a thumbdrive before due to weak plastic construction. It broke off my keychain. Hopefully this modification that I did will hold up.

Other Thoughts: Do get it cause its a good deal for a gig and if you use apps like portable Firefox and other portable apps from portablefreeware.com

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  • Ryan A.
  • 12/23/2006 12:42:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood idea / Bad Design

Pros: Great Idea, small, lightweight, fits on your keychain.

Cons: As another review pointed out, the black paint on the unit wears off very quickly while in your pocket. Another issue, it that everything is plastic besides the USB connector itself. After about a week, the keychain "loop" broke off in my pocket, since it's plastic, so no more keychain.

Other Thoughts: Should have made the keychain loop metal since it breaks off easy. I guess it's still a decent price for a 1 GB flash drive, even though I can't use it as a keychain anymore.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2006 6:43:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very small and no cap to lose.

Cons: This may turn out to be an unfounded worry but there's very little metal in the construction to act as a heatsink. This results in what little metal there is becoming very hot in use and I wonder what this will mean to long-term reliability.

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