OCZ Trifecta 1 GB

OCZ Trifecta 1 GB

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Introduction

Most people know OCZ for their performance memory modules, but the company does actually produce several other things. Besides the traditional memory for PC enthusiasts they also provide performance memory modules based on USB 2.0 or SD standards for use in cameras and MP3 players.

Not long ago I did a review of the OCZ Secure Digital Dual card, a card which could both function as an SD-card and a USB memory stick. Today I will be taking a look at an even more versatile card than the "Secure Digital Dual" namely the "Secure Digital Trifecta". The Trifecta card is special in so many ways. It's compliant with both the SD and microSD standard. Besides that it also has a USB-connector which means that you don't need any card reader in order to get data on or off the card. This feature is really neat if you are on the go and don't have time to mess around with a card reader.

Specifications from OCZ Technology:
  • Available in 66X Speeds
  • Dimensions: 32 x 24 x 2.1 mm (L x W x H)
  • Official Secure Digital™ (SD)Compliant
  • microSD™ Compliant
  • High-Speed USB 2.0
  • 5 Year Warranty

The Package

As with most of the OCZ SD-Cards, the Trifecta comes in a blister package. On the front of the package you can see the card and get an idea about all of its unique features. It states that the card is 66x speed, most people don't really know what this means, but can probably guess that the higher number the better. The x factor was first introduced when the CD-drive came on the market. 1x means that the drive (or memory card) is capable of producing a read bandwidth of 150KB/s. In other words the theoretical maximum read speed of this microSD card is 9.9 MB/s ([150KB/s * 66] /[1000 KB/MB]= 9.9 MB/s).



The OCZ Trifecta is supplied with a little carrying case. Inside the case you find a microSD card, a microSD to USB or SD adapter. The adapter can be used with any microSD compliant card on the market, so far I have tested it with the OCZ microSD-card and a Nokia microSD-card, both worked perfectly.

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