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Patriot Xporter XT Rage 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (PEF8GRUSB)

by Patriot
407 customer reviews
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  • Up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write transfer speeds
  • Retractable design protects USB connector when drive not in use
  • Rubber coated housing protects from drops, spills, daily abuse
  • Quad Channel technology for fast read/write performance
  • Lifetime Warranty
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Technical Details

Capacity: 8 GB
  • Brand Name: Patriot
  • Model Number: PEF8GRUSB
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 8 GB

Product Description

Capacity: 8 GB


Product Details

Capacity: 8 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003WUX6PG
  • Item model number: PEF8GRUSB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at July 22, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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236 of 246 people found the following review helpful By John M. Wells on August 17, 2010
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
The Patriot XT flash drives are the best for speed and reliability. I move tons of data (documents, graphics and photos) to my flash drives, and after I make changes to some of the data, I copy to the flash drive again (replace existing folder), several times a day moving multiple gigs of data (obviously hard on the drive, but I don't know a better way to save my work. And, really I care much more about saving work that I put thousands of hours into, than I care about a flash drive. I can always buy a new drive, but I can't get my work (data) back if it is lost.

I know that my use is hard on the drives and I have killed many flash. So, to be careful, I back up onto several flash drives, plus a Maxtor External hard drive. I have tried many different brands and Patriot XT drives (XT Boost and XT Rage) are by far the best. Remember, I have killed many flash drives, but I have never had any problems with any Patriot drives. Also, I have never had a problem with any PNY drives.

But the Patriot XT drives are MUCH FASTER, so I am gradually switching to only Patriot drives.

The other fact you should know about speed is that the smaller drives are faster, I just tested a Patriot XT Boost 4GB, Patriot XT Boost 8GB, Patriot XT Boost 16GB, Patriot XT Rage 16 GB along with a PNY 8GB and a PNY 16 GB by moving 3GB (one folder containing thousands of documents) of data onto each drive. The Patriot drives are all much faster than the PNY drives, and the Patriot XT Rage is faster than the Patriot XT Boost, but within each brand the smaller drive consistently beat the larger ones in speed. So save your money and buy the smallest drive that will meet your needs. When you grow out of the drive, there will be new ones on the market that will be better and less expensive.

Bottom line: I am buying more Patriot XT Rage flash drives.
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96 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Michael Andrew Streib on September 21, 2010
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Construction seems fairly good. I can't comment on the little keyring hole as the other reviewer did. I don't find those holes large enough on most drives to actually use on a normal keyring.

The drive is fast though, and performs at the peak of usb 2.0 drives, and that's one measure that is important to USB sticks in everyday use if you're copying around large enough files to justify having a 16GB drive.

Sequential file test, using test size of 2GB, 4MB at a time, within a 14.5GB test file.

Iteration 1: writing...11.8MB/sec, reading...35.4MB/sec
Iteration 2: writing...11.9MB/sec, reading...36.7MB/sec
Iteration 3: writing...12.0MB/sec, reading...36.8MB/sec
Iteration 4: writing...12.0MB/sec, reading...36.7MB/sec
Iteration 5: writing...11.8MB/sec, reading...36.7MB/sec
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By ryanm on January 31, 2011
Size: 8 GB
First, this drive is very fast and performs great. If I was just rating it on the electronics it would easily get 5 stars, since it is the best performance for its price. However, the device itself has what I think is a major design flaw. The slide that goes over the USB plug becomes far too loose after one day of use. It came rather loose out of the box, but now there is no resistance when opening it and there is absolutely no click to lock it in place in either the open or closed position, and it has only been a few days. If you put it in your pocket, it is pretty much guaranteed to open, and it will even slide open when you wear it on a lanyard. I don't think the USB plug is in any danger of breaking off, but it kind of defeats the purpose of having a protector on it, and it pokes you all day. For me, that is a deal breaker, and I am willing to settle with a slightly slower drive from another maker to avoid this.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 23, 2010
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I rarely bother writing reviews, but this lil' gadget is such an exceptional value it's well worth spreading the good news.

The retractable connector and the smart choice of housing plastic that gives it an uncommonly good grip are noteworthy, but the quad-channel transfer technology is nothing short of amazing.

This thing has read and even write speeds that are so much better than any other USB flash drive I've used that it's almost like using a hard drive.

Patriot Memory came through big time with this latest addition to their family. I'll be buying more as Christmas presents later this year. I've never seen anything like it, and the price is really quite good for the superior performance it offers.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By James on October 20, 2010
Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
The material on these drives has a mildly rubberized feel to it. There is a small red LED that blinks when the drive is being accessed.

I bought two of the 16GB models for two different uses and I'm really pleased after over a month of use now:

1. Xbox360 memory unit.
2. Flash drive to use between my Work (Win XP), Home (Windows 7) and Mac Pro systems. Also for occasional console use.

Computer to Computer Use:
Both perform just fine. I'm coming from having one Kingston 2GB DataTraveler that I bought from another online retailer about four years ago, so this is a big jump for me. Formatting the drive as FAT32, I'm able to transfer files between my Windows and Mac systems without any problems. And the transfer rates for images, MP3s and so on are acceptable. I haven't really run diagnostic software on these drives, but I'm more than pleased with their performance.

Xbox360 Use:
I used the propietary Memory Units for the Xbox360 even after the Dashboard software supported USB devices such as external hard drives or flash memory drives. Since the Dashboard update will allow me to partition up to 16gb for the Xbox360 game/save data, I have one of these Xporter XT Rage drives constantly attached to my Xbox360 slim. NOTE: that two of these will NOT fit side by side if you are using both USB *front* ports of an Xbox360 Slim console.Also, the Xporter XT will not fully insert into any rear USB ports on an Xbox360 slim either due to the deeper recess of the ports on the console.

These console issues are NOT Patriot's fault at all, but I'm just noting it for anyone who plans to use more than one flash drive in their 360 consoles.

For the pre "slim" consoles, this fits fine into the front port also.
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