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Written by Austin Downing   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Patriot Supersonic Magnum Flash Drive
Closer Look: Patriot Supersonic Magnum
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: Patriot Supersonic Magnum

Although not something many people may care about on their flash drives, aesthetics are important and thankfully, Patriot played it pretty safe with the Supersonic Magnum while still maintaining a slick looking device.

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The Patriot Supersonic Magnum is built from single piece of metal that the flash memory and controller is inserted into. This gives the Patriot Supersonic Magnum considerable strength and allows me to feel confident that the Supersonic Magnum can survive years of abuse.

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The cap used for the top of the Supersonic Magnum is by far the weakest link when it comes the durability of Patriot Supersonic Magnum. The cap has no locking mechanism beyond simply popping into place on top of the Supersonic Magnum. This seems like it could present quite the problem for the Supersonic Magnum if it were to be used on keychain, as this loosely held on cap could easily fall off and be lost.

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From the rear, you can see the rather tiny loop that a lanyard is supposed to go on. It would have been nice to see this made of metal also so that there is less risk of this snapping off over time. If a lanyard is not used this is where the cap can be placed when it is taken off for use.

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From this angle, you can see how much wider the Patriot Supersonic Magnum is compared to the USB port, almost doubling its width. This is particularly important to remember when on a laptops where the confined spaces around the USB ports can cause problems if the Supersonic Magnum ends up blocking other ports that are needed.



 

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# president ceo and chairman of amalgamated conglomerated incorporatedf doggrell 2013-05-17 01:55
$300 usd for a thumb drive ? they have got to be kidding . maybe if it was a terabyte or so i would look at it . my guess is that hard drives and thumb drives will give way to solid state motherboard cards with greater performance than thunderbolt and with capacities in the petaflop region ten years from today .
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# RE: president ceo and chairman of amalgamated conglomerated incorporatedAustin Downing 2013-05-17 04:08
I don't know what you have to be confused about. They charge $1.17 Per GB, pretty much the same as all other USB3.0 flash drives on the market.
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