Thursday, March 18th 2021

Patriot Rolls Out Supersonic Rage Pro USB 3.1 Flash Drives

Patriot Memory today rolled out the Supersonic Rage Pro line of USB 3.1 flash drives. Successors to the Supersonic Rage series form 2013, these drives are updated with the latest 3D NAND flash, controllers, and support for the latest technologies. The drives take advantage of USB 3.1 Gen1 type-A interface (5 Gbps), and UASP (USB-attached SCSI) protocol. Its makers claim sequential transfer speeds of up to 420 MB/s, and 4K random access performance of up to 8,000 IOPS, making these drives fit for Windows-to-Go (WTG) and similar BYOD applications. The drives come in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB, and are built in a conventional 2-piece form-factor. Available now, the 128 GB variant is priced at 39.99€, the 256 GB variant at 59.99€, and the 512 GB variant at 109.99€.
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13 Comments on Patriot Rolls Out Supersonic Rage Pro USB 3.1 Flash Drives

#1
bug
3.1 gen1 is a little dated by now. And USB C would have been nice, if only as an adapter.
I wonder if it's possible, if going USB C, to also make the whole drive smaller/narrower. Too often USB A sticks block adjacent ports.
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#3
bug
Solid State Soul ( SSS )Appreciate the industrial minimalist design.
I wouldn't call it industrial with all those big logos, but yes, it's among the better looking drives out there.
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lynx29
bugI wouldn't call it industrial with all those big logos, but yes, it's among the better looking drives out there.
the naming and that logo would make me NOT want to use this. super annoying and... pulling out a usb drive with rage in all caps is not exactly stylish lol
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#5
bug
lynx29the naming and that logo would make me NOT want to use this. super annoying and... pulling out a usb drive with rage in all caps is not exactly stylish lol
Maybe, but it's a rage that's both supersonic and pro!
Product names all look like they're put together at random, I don't even pay attention to them anymore.
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btarunr
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bugI wouldn't call it industrial with all those big logos, but yes, it's among the better looking drives out there.
It's an even surface, so those with a label printer can stick one on there with their WTG info or asset tag. Lexar used to be big with American corporates for fast UFDs until they went Chinese. Now everyone wants a slice of that pie.
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#7
ixi
Off-topic but I could resist. Supersonic, electronic.

Back to topic. Sad to see it doesnt have type-c port. Casual look which is good, i think they could have gone with metal casing as well...
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#8
Wirko
Rage Pro? ATI will sue them.
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ADB1979
Or just buy a dirt cheap USB 3 SATA caddy and put a dirt cheap SATA SSD in it (or an old one out of your PC) and blitz the performance of these USB sticks at less cost.

The only drawback of course is size, and the end user must make the decision on where to compromise.
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#10
bug
ADB1979Or just buy a dirt cheap USB 3 SATA caddy and put a dirt cheap SATA SSD in it (or an old one out of your PC) and blitz the performance of these USB sticks at less cost.

The only drawback of course is size, and the end user must make the decision on where to compromise.
Size is everything I'm afraid.
With the ease of sharing online, I often opt to leave home even the drive that fits in my pocket.

Otherwise, yes, an external enclosure can be a solution for some users. You can even stick a (laptop) HDD in there if you need more capacity than SSD can offer at a reasonable price.
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#11
ADB1979
bugSize is everything I'm afraid.
That's why my wife married me ;)
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#12
bug
ADB1979That's why my wife married me ;)
You had a USB stick small enough it didn't block any of her other ports?
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#13
ADB1979
bugYou had a USB stick small enough it didn't block any of her other ports?
Touché.
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