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Patriot 16GB Pulse Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive - PSF16GSPUSB

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  • Hi Speed USB 3.0 Compatible (backwards compatible to USB 2.0)
  • Easy plug and play functionality
  • Compatible with Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP®, Windows 2000®, Windows® ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac® OS9, X and later
  • Portable and light weight (8.5 grams)
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Technical Details

Capacity: 16 GB
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB
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Product Details

Capacity: 16 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 0.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0062XAMIE
  • Item model number: PSF16GSPUSB
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 24, 2011

Product Description

Capacity: 16 GB

A part of Patriot Memory’s Signature line and available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB flavors, The Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse is the ideal and most cost effective choice for those looking to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds while on the go. The Supersonic Pulse comes in a rugged all aluminum housing that will protect your data from everyday wears. At just 58.1mm long and less than 18mm wide, the Patriot Memory Pulse will not only deliver improved speed, but also a small form factor for excellent portability. To ensure you will always have access to your data on the go, the Patriot Memory pulse is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 inputs. The Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse is compatible with Windows® 7, Windows® Vista®, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac® OS9, X and later. Back by Patriot Memory’s award winning customer service, the Supersonic Pulse comes with a 2-year warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Patriot 16GB Pulse Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive - PSF8GSPUSB

A part of Patriot’s Signature line and available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB flavors, the Patriot Supersonic Pulse is the ideal and most cost-effective choice for those looking to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds while on the go. The Supersonic Pulse comes in a rugged all aluminum housing that will protect your data from everyday wears.

At just 58.1 millimeter long and less than 18 millimeter wide, the Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse will not only deliver improved speed, but also a small form factor for excellent portability. To ensure you will always have access to your data on the go, the Patriot Memory pulse is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 inputs.

The Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later. Backed by Patriot Memory’s award winning customer service, the Supersonic Pulse comes with a 2-year warranty.

Compatibility

Compatibility

The Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse is compatible with many platforms including the Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later.

Hi Speed USB 3.0 Compatible (backwards compatible to USB 2.0)

The Supersonic Pulse offers enhanced transfer speeds of USB 3.0 and is backwards compatible to USB 2.0 making the Pulse the most ideal cost-effective choice for those looking to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds while on the go.

Easy Plug and Play Functionality

Very easy to use, the Supersonic Pulse is plug and play compatible. Simply plug in the Supersonic Pulse into your device and you are able to access all features that the Pulse has to offer.

Portable and Light Weight (8.5 grams)

Weighing only 8.5 grams the Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse has ultra-light portability and is designed to become barely noticeable to fit with the look of your PC or laptop.

The Supersonic Pulse comes in a durable rugged aluminum housing that will protect your data from everyday wears and heavy mobile use.

Customer Reviews

It is very fast and works flawlessly!
dwarf
Now in process of returning third drive to Patriot through RMA.
David Jordan
Very cheap shell and mine fell apart.
tekt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jon Doeh II on February 20, 2013
Size Name: 64 GB Verified Purchase
Item is most likely defective and should function better. Quality control must not be of the best quality at Patriot, seems to be more negative experiences with these drives then positive ones. Used 2 Windows machines with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports to confirm that the drive is not functioning correctly.

I own several USB 3.0 flash drives and I'm not even sure how many USB 2.0 flash drives. This thing is as slow as some of my USB 2.0 flash drives. At times this drive seems happy and runs a little faster, but it doesn't even come close to some of my other cheaper USB 3.0 flash drives.

Pros:
- Small
- Good price
- Amount of storage space
- USB 2.0 speeds are on par with other USB 2.0 drives

Cons:
- The drive becomes hot, not warm. (aluminum housing will dissipate heat making it possible to feel the heat radiating from the electronics, but the heat radiating from this drive is not normal.) I have an aluminum Corsair Survivor, and it emits a fraction of the heat this Patriot does.
- BENCHMARKED USB 3.0 speeds are from low 20 MB to 28 MB a second READ, and 9 to 11 MB WRITE. I have USB 2.0 drives that perform the same using USB 3.0 ports.
- REAL WORLD USB 3.0 SPEEDS are a lot worse. Coping files to and from the drive found that the drive runs a lot slower in the real world compared to BENCHMARK results. At an average the drive gets 11 to 15 MB a second READ and 5 to 7 MB WRITE speeds. Doesn't even come close to my other USB 3.0 flash drives. Very disappointing! *These results might be due to some sort of defect with the Patriot drive, but if these are the normal REAL WORD speeds to be expected... buy yourself a good quality USB 2.0 or spend more money with a different manufacturer so you would at least get some USB 3.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dan Stoppenbach on February 27, 2013
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I purchased this Patriot Memory Supersonic Pulse 32 GB USB 3.0 Drive (PSF32GSPUSB) from Amazon.com. Arrived in time and was well packed.
However it does not work in a USB 3.0 slot. Only works in USB 2.0 slots.
I thought I purchased a fast USB 3.0 and received a USB performance that runs super hot on a USB 2.0 slot instead of the claimed USB 3.0
I sent trouble report to Patriot about this. I have never received a reply from their support group. I would never buy another product from them with this service.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LALOMAN on June 16, 2013
Size Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
I received the "blue" colored Patriot Supersonic Pulse 8GB instead of the "black" colored pictured here in which I supposedly bought and thought I would actually receive but didn't...

The 'read' speeds are excellent and super fast at 71MB reading speeds and horribly 5MB writing speeds. Why is the writing speeds soo slow and not even up in the 30's or 40's MB's like the rest. A USB 2.0 flash drive has faster writing speeds than this! If you are going to be writing into this flash drive a lot with big files then look elsewhere because this doesn't pack the 3.0 punch!

But if you just want to read from this USB then this makes an good choice but for the price there are others that are more reliable and faster than this one!

Overall construction is good with aluminum chassis but who knows how long it will last!

From 1 to 10 score, this one receives a 6.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Van on November 2, 2013
Size Name: 64 GB
I am able to get 16 - 23 MBS WRITE speeds copying large movie files ( LAPTOP HDD TO FLASH DRIVE ), and a whopping 150 - 160MBS READ speed copying large movie files ( FLASH DRIVE TO LAPTOP HDD )....

I don't know why it's so darn slow writing...

I have a different Patriot Supersonic XT USB 3.0 ( NOT THIS ONE ) which usually gets about 30MBS to 50MBS WRITE speeds...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VZA on June 9, 2013
Size Name: 64 GB
I bought two of these USB 3.0 drives and neither of them works in my USB 3.0 slots. I have used other USB 2.0 and 3.0 hardware without any sort of problems in the past and since I have tried this product. Stay away from this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gussy on September 25, 2012
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Fast cheap and for a $1/GB it's a great little USB drive. The cap works great as it fits on the end of the drive so I don't lose it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JM on November 29, 2012
Size Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
This USB drive was working great until I had to reformat it. It froze up half way through the reformat (which takes quite awhile for 8GB) and has never worked since. In the past I have had fantastic results with Patriot products but I was not pleased with this one. I admit I did not check into getting it exchanged or replaced but probably should have.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John M. Wells on February 23, 2012
Size Name: 16 GB
I download lots of data multiple times per day. Most of my other brand flash drives have died from the heavy use.

The Patriot Pulse is much faster than most flash drives, allowing me to back up my data in less than
a minute, instead of waiting for several minutes, with other brands. Also, I have never had a failure with a Patriot drive, so I will be sticking with Patriot.
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