Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB Flash Drive Reviewajmatson - October 5, 2010
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The Patriot Xporter XT Rage is a perfect example of a high speed flash drive. The drive consistently displayed high read and write speeds, which make for a perfect portable transfer solution. During the testing, the read speeds were average among the comparison drives, sometimes taking the lead and sometimes coming in a bit behind. When it came to the write speeds, however, the Patriot Rage was the clear winner. During the 4MB and 5MB Flash Memory Toolkit tests, it displayed write speeds greater than 20MB/s while most of the comparison drives were under half that speed. This is attributed to the unique Quad Channel design that Patriot uses for the Rage series. Simultaneously writing to the four NAND Flash chips creates the speed needed, especially when transferring large files to the high capacity of the drive.
The physical design of the Rage makes it able to withstand abuse, and with the retractable cover you will never lose a thumb drive cap again. The rubber coating feels comfortable in your hand while maintaining a good grip to surfaces, keeping it from sliding off onto the floor. The rubber design also holds up to short drops so your drive is not damaged. If you are in the market for a high capacity, fast transferring thumb drive, then the Patriot Xporter XT Rage is the one for you. At under $80 for 32GB, you will have all the portable speed you will need.
- Quad Channel NAND design
- Durable design with no slip coating
- Capless retractable USB cover
- Excellent write speed