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Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 64GB review

High-capacity but low speed

Our Verdict

Amazing high-speed reads are totally offset and ruined by slow writes, unless you're only going to be dealing with large files that is.

For

  • Exceptional external read speeds
  • USB 3.0 for the win!

Against

  • Poor random write speed
  • Poor real-world small-file results

The Patriot Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is the latest addition to the growing list of new drives clamouring to make the most of USB 3.0's capacious amounts of bandwidth.

So, make the most of your unloved USB 3.0 ports and pick up some high-speed storage,

But as we've seen flash memory has its own foibles where it can work like lightning in one direction and then run like treacle uphill in another.

At 64GB this is already at the larger end of the current market, couple that with a USB 3.0 interface and this could be an exceptionally portable and exceptionally fast thumb-sized block of storage.

If you're willing to pay for it.

At this price range you could pick up an internal 64GB SSD or a portable HDD tens of times bigger, but obviously that's a choice you'll make based on your functional needs.

Tech Specs

Product TypeFlash Drive
Product FamilyExtreme Performance
Brand NamePatriot Memory
Storage Capacity64 GB
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Height71.9 mm
Width19.1 mm
ColourBlack
FeaturesShock Resistant
Form FactorExternal
Length8.4 mm
ManufacturerPatriot Memory, LLC
Product ModelSupersonic
Product Name64GB Extreme Performance Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Product LineExtreme Performance
Manufacturer Part NumberPEF64GSUSB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.patriotmemory.com
Marketing Information
The Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 flash drive delivers a perfect blend of performance, style and value in a portable form factor that fits virtually anywhere. A durable aluminum enclosure enables shock resistance up to 15Gs to ensure greater protection of your data. USB 3.0 technology enables the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 to outperform previous generation USB 2.0 flash drives up to 10x-a large 1GB file can transfer in mere seconds to and from the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0. By combining a single-chip USB 3.0 flash memory controller with Quad-Channel technology, the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 delivers sequential read performance at speeds up to 100MB/s and up to 70MB/s sequential write speeds. The Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities and carries a 5-year warranty.
 
 
*Unleash the power of Windows® 8. Patriot’s Supersonic USB 3.0 drives are fully certified plug and play compatible with Window® 8 so users can take full advantage of improved transfer speeds and reliability.
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)15.9 g