Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ReviewMon, Jan 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Introduction – The Xporter XT Rage 32GB
Patriot’s new XT Rage drives of the Xporter line of Flash Drives may not seem like the most interesting device to come to market with it only being USB 2.0; though what type of USB connector it is doesn’t matter if it cannot perform in the real world as well in the most strenuous of testing environments. So today we’ll take a look at the 32 Gigabyte Model from Patriot to see if it can live up to the performance listed and give the user a legitimately good experience.
Here we have the front of the box with Patriot’s 25 Years of Service badge along with a performance spec and a technical feature. The Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB Flash Drive boasts its Quad-Channel technology which Patriot says data is intelligently managed and transferred simultaneously to 4 NAND chips, resulting in vastly enhanced performance,
particularly with write speeds.
This Flash-Drive is also compatible with Windows 7 as the badge claims. Although, it is compatible with all Operating Systems of any modern age; from popular Linux Distros like Arch & Ubuntu to Windows variants between Windows XP through Windows Vista. Mac OSX 10 and up is also supported.
Moving on, this is the back of the packing which shows some basic certifications and boasts a few different features:
- Patriot’s Lifetime Warranty
- Quad Channel technology for fast read/write performance
- up to 27MB/s Read
- up to 25MB/s Write
- Durable design extends the life of your drive
- Rubber coated housing protects from drops, spills, daily abuse
- Retractable design protects USB connector when drive not in use
- Driverless support for most operating systems
- Compliant with USB 2.0 High Speed specifications
And here is our flash drive, coming in at just a hair above 2″ long and only 0.8″ wide. It is rather small for a flash drive. Its size when open or closed does not change.
Let’s move onto some testing in the next few pages to see what this little guy can do, shall we?