|Item model number||PSF32GXPUSB|
|Item Weight||0.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.2 x 0.4 x 0.8 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||2.18 x 0.37 x 0.79 inches|
Patriot 32GB Supersonic Xpress Series Cap-less USB 3.0 Flash Drive - PSF32GXPUSB
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- USB 3.0 compliant for fast read/write performance
- Up to 80MB/s read
- Up to 10MB/s write
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
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Patriot 32GB Supersonic Xpress Series Cap-less USB 3.0 Flash Drive
The Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 flash drive brings the speed and performance of USB 3.0 at an affordable price. Featuring a stylish cap-less design that hides the USB 3.0 connector when not in use, the Supersonic Xpress works like a pen to reveal the USB connector.
Transfer data in a flash with speeds up to 120MB/s (read) when connected to a USB 3.0 port. No USB 3.0 port? The Supersonic Xpress is backwards compatible to USB 2.0/1.1 specifications to ensure it will work with any computer with USB inputs.
Available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB the Supersonic Xpress offers plug and play compatibility with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, OS X and later. Backed by Patriot’s award winning customer support, the Supersonic Xpress carries a limited 2-year warranty.
The Supersonic Xpress delivers the enhanced transfer speed and performance of USB 3.0 providing the best solution for excellent performance at an affordable price.
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
No USB 3.0 port? The Supersonic Xpress is backwards compatible to USB 2.0/1.1 specifications to ensure it will work with any computer with USB inputs.
The Supersonic Xpress 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.
Top Customer Reviews
First, find some superglue. Everybody has superglue! Now, while the flash drive is in the "closed position" (ie the blue plastic is sticking out as far as it can), spread some superglue on the blue plastic. Next, get some vice grips or vice clamps, and clamp the drive into the "open position" (ie the usb plug is sticking out as far as it can). If you don't have vice grips, you could probably still hold it in the open position by wedging it between two heavy objects. Anyhow, this means the superglue ends up between the blue and the white plastic. After this, I also beaded some superglue in the little gap between the blue and white plastic just to reinforce it, but I don't know if this is required. Let it dry overnight. The end result will be a fast and cheap USB 3 flash drive that is always in the open position. Mine has now been like this for a week and it is still solid. Honestly, I wish I had done this a long time ago, because the built in mechanism is just a pain.
This is a USB 3.0 device but backwards compatible with USB 2.0 (and 1.1, of course, but you'll grow old filling this drive at USB 1.1 speed). The drive came pre-formatted in NTFS. The package says "up to 60 MB/s read / up to 25 MB/s write". I tested it on my i7 920 computer with USB 2.0 and h2testw. I managed to get about 30 MB/s read and 19.4 MB/s write. (See 4/19/12 edit below for USB 3.0 testing. Spoiler : it is good). h2testw writes large files, and has been pretty accurate for sustained large read / write numbers. It is possible that on a USB 3.0 system, I might get better result, but these numbers are pretty decent for a USB flash drive.
Edit 10/17/11. I reformatted it as FAT32 and re-ran the test. The results were pretty much the same. In fact, it is slightly less than 1 MB/s slower with FAT32 for reads.
Edit 4/19/12. I installed a PCIe USB 3.0 interface card and re-tested the drive. I reformatted it as exFat and ran it through h2testw. I'm getting 24.9 MB/s write and 57.4 MB/s read, very close to the manufacturer specified speed. I'm changing my review to 5 stars because of this.
If you're not familiar with h2testw, it is a small, free, Windows utility that will write large (1 GB) files of pseudo-random data to your drive, and read it back to verify that there are no errors. I recommend doing this, as it not only gives you a rough idea of how fast your device is, it also ensures you did not end up with a fake drive (a smaller drive altered to appear as a larger one).Read more ›
Anyway, those models are not really available or have not been updated to faster speeds, so was looking at new offerings. As a rule, I will not buy a flash drive that has a separate cap, or a swivel cover. Surprisingly, most of the high-performance models still have the separate cap, when lesser models in the same brand have a retractable connector. The thumb-switch style of the Cruzer line has been my favorite. This Patriot drive actually works like a pen with a thumb clicker, except you hold it a little differently. One cool inherent feature of this design is that when you disconect it from the computer, the connector is automatically retracted. This is nice that you don't have another step after removal.
So, most of you probably just want to know how is the speed? Well, it's a bit faster than my old drives even through USB2, and it has VERY fast read speed on USB3. There are many ways to test, but to see the fastest speeds, I just copied a large file to and from the drive, using my Dell Vostro 3450 (7200rpm HDD and USB3 ports).
USB 2.0 - 31MB/s read & 20MB/s write
USB 3.0 - 63MB/s read & 23MB/s write
This is quite fast, and I do expect to purchase a 32GB model to use as my primary flash drive.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It died after a few month. It doesn't worth my time and shipping to return it to the manufacturer.Published 2 months ago by Jenaflex
This is a good buy for a 128GB drive and it works good too...Published 8 months ago by Robert L. Peterman
Great USB stick. It runs very quick on USB3.0 If moving a lot of data it does get a little warm but nothing to be concerned with. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Darrel
Works great! I would pay 60-80 in store for this great price tooPublished 11 months ago by Mario V.
As the title suggests I'm not getting very fast speeds, but maybe it's just my cheapo laptop. I made sure to plug it into my laptop's USB 3.0 slot. Otherwise it works just fine. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kooz