Summary: I bought the Patriot Super Sonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive one and a half year ago because I needed a fast USB 3.0 (and USB 2.0 compatible) flash drive that also had a large capacity (64GB). I was positively surprised to see how fast it was. Using Chrystal Disk Mark I measured a sequential read-speed of 198.3MB/s and a sequential write speed of 145.1MB/s.
This is physically a lot bigger than you think it is. Look at the given dimensions and don't assume it is of a reasonable size.
Bennett Barouch, Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: I bought this based on reviews of its speed. I have not used it yet, so I still assume it's quite good. I would have aprpecaited a review taht draws attention to the product's physical dimensions. WHo expects a usb drive nowadays to be this large? It will definitely block ports to either side, and if your usb ports run verticallly, you might not even be able to use it unless you prop up your computer so there is more clearance before getting to the top of the table it is...
0 This drive does not disappoint I was very happy to see how fast file ...
Ronald Epstein "Ronald Epstein", Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: I attend a lot of trade shows and as thus, have a drawer filled with USB drives that contain press kits. I use these drives to transfer small files between computers. They are painfully slow, and very limited in storage capacity. Thought it would be time to get a REAL USB drive with lots of storage and the ability to transfer at speedy USB 3.0 This drive does not disappoint I was very happy to see how fast file transfers from my Mac to the Patriot USB were.
Summary: Small, BIG, well made thumb drive. Still my #1 "go too" thumb drive for all my needs. A real bonus for movie files (4+ GB). To use it for 4GB+ files and to be shared between Window's machines and smart phones and tablets, I recommend formatting it as exFAT (Google it up if it's not a choice on "your" Windows pc). This will let you store LARGE files and also have your smart phones (Galaxy in my case) and tablets "also" read the drive.
Summary: Very disappointing. Works for about 30 minutes and then goes into write protect mode. Proprietary speed increase feature supposedly causes this problem which is well document online. Wish I'd have seen the problems before I purchased. Garbage! Sorry, Patriot, you'll get no more of my money for your products.
Fast over USB3 and even does better than any USB2 drive I have when connected to ...
11 October 2014
Summary: Fast over USB3 and even does better than any USB2 drive I have when connected to my older USB 2 only laptop. this think has taken a beating. Has been washed...all good. Has been bent (had to force it into a tight fit for work many times) still going strong. Wasn't the cheapest when i got it, but getting the cheapest tends to get you a slow USB drive. I don't have the time to wait for file copies. Let me spend an extra to get more speed.
Summary: Would have received 4 stars except for one major issue. I use it on my key chain and after 6 months, the plastic piece for the key ring broke. It is very tight on a key ring since the hole is so small which probably didn't help. Looking for a replacement with same size & specs but having difficult time. The performance was pretty good. Had Corsair Flash Voyager and that was JUNK. Went through 3 of them because they kept failing and had to reformat constantly.
Do not be fooled by cheap cost and large storage space
Fuji Ninja, Amazon
29 September 2014
Summary: I am seriously beginning to question Patriot's quality. This drive went on sale and is pretty much terrible in every aspect. Sure its 64gb, usb 3.0, and $30, but its trash after about a year and a half of consistent use. This drive basically refuses to mount until you reformat it on a 6-8 month spree, so don't leave anything important on it. Patriot also refuses to honor their 5 year warranty because they have switched their policy to 2 years. Funny that.
Summary: Functions as advertised: great, FAST! The one thing I'd like to have potential buyers be aware of is the SIZE of this device: 1+ inches wide. Not a problem for most PCs, but my All-in-One PC's USB 3 ports are arranged end-to-end, rather than side-by-side, making it a tight squeeze even with a 'normal' flash drive in the adjacent slot. But, I'm keeping this speedy flash drive.