The Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive and Xporter XT Boost USB Flash Drive
While people who need large capacity mobile data storage solutions are still looking at small hard disk drives rather than flash drives, at the rate flash technology is progressing we feel that it won’t be long before high capacity flash disk drives will be the most popular mobile storage solution. For consumers, the proliferation of flash drives is both good and bad. It’s good because prices have come way down. It’s bad because no two flash drives are built the same, and when you walk into your local electronics store or shop online for a flash drive, you’ll be confronted with dozens, if not hundreds, of choices. How can you sort through the options? Here’s what to look for.
Start with capacity. When you go shopping for flash drives, you’ll be tempted by prices as low as 10 dollars for a 4 gigabyte (GB) drive. But low price won’t do you much good if you quickly outgrow the flash drive you do purchase. As with hard drives, most people find a way to fill the space available to them on flash drives. Not only can you use the drives as backup devices to store important files from your notebook or desktop, but you can also use them to carry around your music collection, store digital photos while on vacation, and essentially make your digital life portable.
Speed and compatibility
In this age of technology what grabs attention is speed! Be it motorbikes, cars or USB flash drives, speed matters and influences our decisions. You should note that not all flash drives read and write data at the same speed. Some drives, especially larger ones, are significantly slower when writing data to the drive than reading data from it. So the next question you need to ask yourself is how much speed matters to you. For example, modern USB 2.0 flash drives are typically rated from 3MB/s to 28MB/s with respect to write speed. If you are copying your son’s 16GB soccer game movie to a flash drive and the write speed is 3MB/s, it will take 9 minutes at best, probably 15 minutes in reality.
Considering Shape and Robustness
Generic flash drives differ not just capacity and speed, but also in durability, design, physical size and shape.
Capacity + Speed and compatibility = Patriot Memory
To meet the growing demand in USB flash drive capacity and speed, Patriot presents you with the Supersonic USB 3.0 flash drive and Xporter XT Boost USB flash drive.
Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive
The Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 flash drive delivers a perfect blend of performance, style and value in a portable form factor that fits virtually anywhere. A durable aluminum enclosure enables shock resistance up to 15Gs to ensure greater protection of your data. USB 3.0 technology enables the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 to outperform previous generation USB 2.0 flash drives up to 10x. A large 1GB file can transfer in mere seconds to and from the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0. By combining a single-chip USB 3.0 flash memory controller with Quad-Channel technology, the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 delivers sequential read performance at speeds up to 100MB/s and up to 70MB/s sequential write speeds. The Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities and carries a 5-year warranty.
Xporter XT Boost USB Flash Drive
The Patriot Xporter XT Boost USB flash drive is many things in one: fast, spacious, durable, and highly compatible. The drive offers an extremely fast transfer rate of up to 200x (30MB/s), providing blistering fast access to your data whether you’re transferring movies, photos, music, or other info. The drive is also extremely durable, constructed with a water- and shock-resistant rubberized housing that protects the device from accidental drops, liquid spills, and other mishaps. Perhaps best of all, the Xporter XT Boost works with virtually every modern OS, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS 9, and Mac OS X and later.
Available in a range of capacities of up to 32GB and backed by a lifetime warranty, the Xporter XT Boost is the ideal blend of speed, durability, and reliability. To use, simply plug and play.