dealspatriot psf32gxpusb supersonic xpress flash drive…

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YMMV, but I know that Wal-Mart had some SanDisk 16GB drives on clearance for $7 a couple weeks back. Just thought I'd toss that out there in the instance that any of you happen to swing by there...check it out. ;)

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USB 3.0 compliant for fast read/write performance
Up to 60MB/s read
Up to 25MB/s write

These are the specs listed by Amazon for the exact same product. $26 without a rebate. They are still respectable speeds compared with some of my older USB 2 budget external hard drives. But again, just like the 140 MB/s, these are "up to" speeds.

All of my storage devices can read and write at speeds up to 10 GB/s – they just have much lower typical speeds.

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Speed ratings (versus other Patriot 32GB):

Model Write speed Read speed
Patriot Supersonic 65.67 MB/s 123.28 MB/s
Patriot Supersonic 61.11 MB/s 121.80 MB/s
Patriot XT 32GB 11.09 MB/s 24.52 MB/s
Patriot Xporter XT Rage 20.79 MB/s 23.67 MB/s
* Patriot Supersonic Xpress 3.0 22.88 MB/s 63.45 MB/s *
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT 16.19 MB/s 35.52 MB/s
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT 32GB 12.67 MB/s 25.23 MB/s

From:
http://usbflashspeed.com/search/?size=32Gb&model=Patriot

So: not very fast for USB 3.0, but probably as fast as your USB 2.0 connection can handle - which do you have?

NewEgg gives it 3/5 stars, with many complaints about weak housing breaking down quickly.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220612

Amazon is kinder, but similar. 4/5.
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Supersonic-Xpress-PSF32GXPUSB/product-reviews/B005EWB16G/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1