Reviews and Problems with Patriot Supersonic Magnum
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Very happy with the drive
Jeffrey D. Putsch, Amazon
25 November 2014
Summary: I needed a large, fast, external flash drive which worked with the USB3 ports on my Mac. After researching the products my choice came down to this drive and a SanDisk Extreme. SanDisk did not have a drive larger than 64GB and the 256G version of this drive was too expensive at the time. The drive was delivered quickly and performs as expected. It is quite fast: I run several VMWare virtual machine images off the drive at a time and am quite happy with the performance.
Summary: This is faster than they review it. I'm running an samsung 840 evo ssd and when I transfer, it's over the max they list most of the time. I also forgot this drive in my pocket and washed it in the laundry, let it dry and works just like it did before and that was over 4 months ago. The only drawback I feel is how big it is. Otherwise, it's the best investment I made as a field technician that needs alot of software tools without carrying around 2 or 3 drives.
Highly recommend it. My only issue is that it has ...
8 August 2014
Summary: Fastest flash drive I've ever used. Highly recommend it. My only issue is that it has a wide form factor that can take up multiple ports on a laptop. Hasn't gotten in the way too much, though.
Summary: Wicked fast, great supplement for the SSD drive I have in my MacBook Pro. I process a lot of image files where the RAW image, PSD and JPG output can be pretty space intensive; I just work on those directly on the Patriot Magnum and it's almost the same speed as working from my SSD.
Summary: Extremely disappointed with this product, it was working so well and then all of a sudden just randomly stopped working. It now does not pick up on any computer. The USB is now useless. It was not dropped or damaged in any way and i had important information on there.
Summary: Plug it into a USB 3 port - no waiting you can use it instantly. I can use it to store the big files I needed to move around. Pretty fast upload, really fast download from it. It does get warm though - be advised!
Summary: This product does what it says, but prices are going to have to come way down. USB 3.0 is now mainstream so it is an absurdity to purchase the 2.0 stuff even if you still are only equipped with USB 2.0 on your current computers. When you update your computer you will be very thankful you didn't lock yourself into the old 2.0 technology on this type of device.
Summary: I own the 64gig and have used it for 2 years. I finally need something bigger. This is the fastest and best out there. More expensive, but worth the price, as the transfer rates blow others away.
Summary: The result from CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1x64 on NTFS format is (on a usb3.0 pcie card, so the up band of reading speed maybe incorrect): read(MB/s) write(MB/s) Seq 156.1 116.9 512k 126.1 1.470 4k 6.888 1.330 4kQD 6.804 1.272 So, you see, the writing speed of small file is very poor. Besides, I failed to split it into two drive (e.g., one with NTFS and the other with FAT32), with all the disk tool I have.