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Patriot Xporter XT Boost 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (PEF32GUSB)

by Patriot
4.5 out of 5 stars 581 customer reviews
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  • The XT Boosts are on FIRE with Blazing Speeds of up to 200x
  • Ultimate Survivor of Extreme Conditions, Shock Proof, Washing Machine Proof, Dirt/Dust proof
  • Durable water and shock resistant housing
  • Compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later
  • Lifetime Warranty
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Product Description

Capacity: 32 GB

Product Description

The Patriot Xporter XT Boost USB Flash Drive is many things in one: Fast. Spacious. Durable. Compatible! FAST: Each Xporter XT Boost drive provides read speeds exceeding 200x (30MB/s) providing blistering fast access to your data. This makes Xporter XT Boost perfect for taking presentations, pictures. music and movie media on the go to share with others. SPACIOUS: Available in a range of capacities from 2GB up to 32GB, there is enough room to bring your media library with you! DURABLE: The rubberized housing offers protection from shock (drops) and water damage. We’ve heard of users who have made the mistake of leaving the drive in their jeans pocket and it’s gone through the laundry and survived (data intact) to live another day! COMPATIBLE with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later.


The latest addition to the Xporter XT family, the Patriot Xporter XT Boost USB flash drive is many things in one: fast, spacious, durable, and highly compatible. The 32 GB drive offers an extremely fast transfer rate of up to 200x, making it one of the fastest USB flash drives available. As a result, you'll enjoy blistering fast access to your data whether you're transferring movies, photos, music, or other info. The drive is also extremely durable, 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. To use, simply plug and play.

The drive--which is Hi-Speed USB 2.0 compatible (and is backwards compatible to USB 1.1)--is backed by a lifetime warranty.

The 32 GB Xporter XT Boost USB flash drive offers speeds of up to 200x.
  • Type: USB flash drive
  • Capacity: 32 GB
  • Image storage: 28,006 images (3 megapixels), 12,900 images (5 megapixels), 10,780 images (6 megapixels)
  • MP3 storage: 36,384 minutes (128 kbps), 27,296 minutes (160 kbps)
  • WMA storage: 41,984 minutes (96 kbps), 32,096 minutes (128 kbps)
  • Movie storage: 6 movies (DVD .iso, 4.7 GB), 2 movies (Blu-ray .iso, 27 GB)
  • Driverless compatibility: Windows Me, 2000, XP, and Vista; Mac OS 9.x, OS X, and higher; Linux with USB storage support
  • Dimensions: 2.9 by 0.75 by 0.43 inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 0.5 ounces
  • Warranty: Lifetime
Design and Quality
All Patriot Memory products are designed to respond quickly and intelligently to the rapid changes inherent in the technology sector. This commitment to R&D helps Patriot deliver the best-quality memory modules powered by the latest innovative technology. The company's manufacturing process begins with high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional testing to ensure each module's reliability and compatibility. Patriot Memory modules are approved by such leading motherboard and system manufacturers as Intel, Tyan, Supermicro, and Iwill. Patriot is also a member of the Apple Developer Connection, and has earned awards from such leading product review sites as XBit Labs, Anandtech, Tom's Hardware, and Hot Hardware.com.

About Patriot Memory
Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, including Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL), and Flash Memory (FM) solutions. The company--which has sales offices located throughout the U.S. and Asia, along with distribution channels throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America--is dedicated to becoming the vendor of choice for the computer and consumer electronics industries, with a commitment to service and quality that exceeds all other brands. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Patriot Memory maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in both Fremont and Taipei, Taiwan.

Product Details

Capacity: 32 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 7.2 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0011EA4V4
  • Item model number: PEF32GUSB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2004

Customer Reviews

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Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Bottom line: The Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16 GB is a good USB drive but far below the performance I expected. Its tests average slightly below a Class 8 flash drive or 50X.

I will update my review on the cap status in the future since most rubber caps loosen with age and this one is a pocket gripper. I may epoxy a little leash on it to the body.

Reading so many of these reviews does not help in purchase decisions. Frankly, they drive me nuts. "It was so fast!" "It was so much faster than my old drive!" "Some people are too scientific." "It booted immediately on my Windows... (version)/Mac [computer]." (Please do not take any of these comments as personal attacks on your reviews. I have been hammered in past professional writing to ensure I provide hard, substantive data for any statement I make.)

Can I please have objective data to assist in my purchase decision? The first thing I do is benchmark when I receive a flash drive or flash card. I have returned fakes, counterfeits, and below spec units. Formatting new drives appropriately upon receipt is a smart decision, since it removes any crapware from the manufacturer and any viruses a disgruntled employee could have placed. (Does anyone remember the WordPerfect employee who knew he was going to be fired back around 1990?) Although not a Mac user. I use flash drives for Windows Vista/7 and Linux OS purposes.

Flash "class" is based on write speed. I have included a conversion table toward the end of my review. I am sorry I forgot to specify sequential write testing for my benchmarks. To increase accuracy and reduce extraneous hardware reductions in test results, I do not use USB extension cables and clean format the flash for each test.
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Size: 32 GB Verified Purchase
I recently purchased the 32 GB Patriot thumb drive and have been very happy with it. I work in video animation and web design and have found the drive to be very fast - even with large size file loads or loads with a large number of files. I've read some other complaints about the load speed of the drive but haven't noticed them myself. Perhaps the people complaining about the load speed weren't using a USB 2.0 port or they were simply being overly scientific about it.

Upon opening the drive from its packaging I inserted it into my USB drive right away and both my Vista machine and my Windows XP machine recognized it immediately. There was no formatting or configuration required. I'm not sure how it would react to a Mac.

My biggest concern with a drive like this is losing the cap. For example, if you put the drive on your keychain and stick it in your pocket the cap will eventually come off of the drive in your pocket, or while you take your keychain out of your pocket, or while the drive hangs from your vehicle's ignition. It's also common, at least for me, to forget where I put the caps. In consideration of a potential future lost cap I emailed the manufacturer's customer service department and asked them for extra caps and I received 2 additional caps about two weeks later free of charge. To me, that's customer service.

Overall the drive seems reasonably rugged. It's encased in rubber so I suspect that's what the manufacturer was going for. I'll modify this post if the drive ever craps out on me but for now I'm very satisfied with it - especially when compared to other thumb drives I've owned.
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Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I bought this in August of 2008 to back up a lot of my data. I used it for about 4 months ejecting it properly and not exposing it to any extreme temperatures or anything. The light still came on, but no storage was there. I tried on multiple computers(Mac, Pc, Linux) and the most that happens is the drive is recognized, but the storage is not. Called Patriot support and they would rma it if I had the original packaging. It comes in one of those plastic packages you have to cut open and destroy to get to it. After some back and forth they agreed to rma it. I am still weary of the replacement I received just because the first one went bad only a few months after getting it.

-When it did work it transferred very quickly
-Rubber casing makes it seem like it is pretty durable and can stand being on a keychain or in a pocket without issue

- Stopped working after a few months
- Patriot wanted the original package to rma it, but the original package is ripped and destroyed when trying to open it.

EDIT - Raised to 3 stars because the replacement has been working fine for almost two years now. First one that I received was just a bad one and dealing with Patriot was a hassle because requesting the original packing for a bubble package was ridiculous.
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Size: 32 GB
I bought this to help back up photos on trips. Works great. Relatively fast and was pleased with the transfer speed. I like the rubber housing.

Pros: Fast. Reliable. Small. Lightweight. Rubber housing semi-weather proof and feels fairly durable.

Cons: Only one small complaint. It would be nice if the cap was attached by a small rubber strip to keep the unit together as one piece. Otherwise you have to slide it on the back of the drive or set it aside which is easy to loose if you don't pay atttention.
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