Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ReviewMon, Jan 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Well, when it comes down to it, Patriot has made a good product here with the Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB 2.0 Flash drive. Patriot Memory says this drive has up to 27MB/s Read and 25MB/s Write speeds and we were able to hit faster than this in read tests, but the write tests came up a little bit short. With its sequential read speeds hitting close to the theoretical limits of the USB specifications and its write times coming in above what Patriot specified the drive at, we definitely have a good product on our hands. This 32GB storage drive has a useable 29.8GB of storage space, so when it comes to storage you can keep a ton of data on the Xporter XT Rage and take it with you on the go.
The Patriot Xporter XT Rage comes in at $59.99 shipped at the time of writing this which gives this drive a great value with $1.87 Per Gigabyte. This is in line with most inexpensive flash drives which do not feature the quad channel system that Patriot employs or the lifetime warranty that this drive carries. USB Flash drives do go bad, so having a lifetime warranty on a drive like this is a good thing as long as you don’t lose it! Speaking about losing things, we love the retractable design as it helps protect the USB connector when not in use and makes it impossible to lose that cap that always falls off and gets left behind. The retractable USB cap did move rather easily though, so if you wanted something that stayed down 100% of the time this drive might not be the ideal solution for you.
I can say today that Patriot had made its way onto my key chain with an excellently performing device that I can carry around with me 24/7 and hold pretty much everything I’ll need to have with me when it comes to digital data!
Legit Bottom Line: When it comes down to it, the Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB is a solid performing flash drive that features a great price and a lifetime warranty!