Summary: Great little stick. After formatting you get 119gigs. It's fast and reliable...but a little unconventional with the way its cap~less...their is a slide mechanism that makes the usb head pop forward. Oh and I got mine on black friday for a ridiculous low cost %60 off or more i think.
Pros: This usb drive is fast. CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Results Read Seq: 201.9 MB/s, write: 102.3 MB/s Read 512k: 143.8 MB/s, write: 1.466 MB/s Read 4k: 6.631 MB/s, write: 0.276 MB/s Read 4k QD32: 6.263 MB/s, write: 0.251 MB/s This test is for hard drives but you can see the Sequential Speeds are good
Summary: I came across Patriot thumb drives years ago at a small, national computer chain. I'd been exposed to virtually every brand but was unfamiliar with this company. At the time (Rage with USB 2.0), and smaller memory size, it was one of the more expensive thumb drives.
Patriot is the best. These are the only flash drives I've owned ...
Self Help Guru "Optimum TM", Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: Patriot is the best. These are the only flash drives I've owned that have never malfunctioned on me-ever. not experienced the "need to reformat disk" errors etc, even after years of use with thousands of different types of data from not so reputable resources (some extremely important).
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!
Summary: This was my first USB 3.0 drive and I am very impressed with the speeds! My average is around 40 MB/s depending on the type of files being transferred. The compact size makes it nice to transport and there is no cap to worry about losing!
Summary: Several weeks back, I needed to transfer about 50GB of files from one laptop to another while at a conference. All the USB 3.0 thumb drives we tried were measuring time to copy files in hours and sometimes days for that big load of files. Then one of the guys brought over one of these. Wow.
Summary: I've had this flash drive almost a year & it became unreadable today. I was able to reformat it but lost all data I had stored on it. Thankfully I'd backed up its contents. Hope it lasts 3 more days until I get home.