|Patriot Supersonic Magnum Flash Drive|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Wednesday, 10 April 2013|
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Patriot Supersonic Magnum Flash Drive Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Patriot.
With the advent of affordable solid state drives and the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, we have seen a drastic increase in the size and speed of flash drives. Patriot is one of the companies leading the way on both speed and size with its Supersonic Magnum line, which we will be looking at today. The Supersonic Magnum flash drive is 256GB flash drive with a read speed of 250MB/s and a write speed of 160MB/s. In this review Benchmark Reviews will be verifying the speed of the Patriot Magnum Supersonic and compare it to two SATA-II SSD's.
In previous years, the only way to carry over 16GB of data was to carry around a 2.5" or 3.5" external drive. These drives were prone to damage and when combined that with their larger size, I was always leery of using them for anything critical. Then the SSD revolution started and the sizes on flash drives increased dramatically over the course of 3 years but we were still limited to a mere 480Mbps of USB 2.0 making files transfers slow and time consuming. With the mass adoption of USB 3.0 though this problem became a thing of the past, which brings us to where we are now with the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB flash drive which is rated for 250MB/s read and 160MB/s write speeds making it extremely useful for transferring large files.
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