Reviews and Problems with Patriot Supersonic Xpress 8GB, USB 3.0 (PSF8GXPUSB)
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Unreliable thumb drive.
6 January 2015
Summary: I initially purchased the 32Gb drive on April 2013; and it worked ok until it died 10 months later. And I know that some people are pretty tough on their thumb drives, I'm not, the drive rarely got used; and when it did, it was transported in a small camera case that was then transported in my...
Summary: This flash drive has moderate performance between ADATA S102 and Silicon Power Marval M01 USB 3.0 flash drives (similar prices). read speed -- 63.3MB/s write speed -- 17-24.8 MB/s (depending on OS and system)
Stuck in write protected mode, maybe counterfeit, not sure
G. R. Miller, Amazon
28 May 2014
Summary: I was able to transfer some files on to it, but it is now saying that it is "Write Protected" and I can't do anything with it. There is no physical write protection switch or lock, so that's not the issue.
Summary: Bought it 5/23/13. It was well rated for quick speeds on both read and write. Upon daily use that was true. Problem is it died 10 / 09 /13 just like that. No warning and not working in any other computer. 3 weeks of data lost since prior backup.
Good quality device with poor write speeds, but good read speed.
14 October 2013
Summary: This flash drive is well made and I like that you don't have to worry about a cap. I have eight of these I purchased in 2012, that perform very well at 25Mb/s write and 60Mb/s read on USB 3.0. These new ones could only write at a max of 10MB/s, although they read at 78Mb/s.
Summary: Patriot may have a decent reputation in RAM, but this flash memory is definitely not up-to-par, at least not for always-on applications. Caveat emptor!
Pros: Cheap, decent speed
Cons: The reliability of these drives is the absolute pits. I ordered two of them at the same time with the intention of having them be an OS drive for my NAS (with a spare, just in case). I ordered and received these drives in January. The first one failed by April with bad sectors. Patriot's "diagnos...