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Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:11 am

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Patriot Memory released a line premium USB 3.0 Flash drives called Supersonic Magnum in March 2011 that combine lightning-fast performance with massive storage capacities. At the time the drives were available in capacities of up to 128GB, but just recently Patriot Memory announced a larger 256GB capacity drive for the series. We have the Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash drive and put it to the test today!

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When it comes to performance the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB is hands down the fastest USB 3.0 Flash drive that we have ever seen when it comes to the synthetic benchmark results. Seeing sequential read speeds of nearly 300MB/s and 180MB/s write is very impressive...


Article Title: Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
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Re: Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Revi

Postby Major_A » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:48 am

I understand that people want a small drive but the price makes it impractical.
mSATA Enclosure: $30
http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigi ... s-bp-usb3/

mSATA 240GB Drive: $179.99
http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Bull ... roof+msata

Saved $75 for a few less GB and a little bigger size.
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Re: Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Revi

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:03 am

Major_A wrote:I understand that people want a small drive but the price makes it impractical.
mSATA Enclosure: $30
http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigi ... s-bp-usb3/

mSATA 240GB Drive: $179.99
http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Bull ... roof+msata

Saved $75 for a few less GB and a little bigger size.


Never thought about doing that, but it's a good point. That said most people don't want to make something that holds their critical data. Also, notice the warning on the My Digital SSD website:

Due to overheating issues, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to use TOSHIBA branded mSATA SSDs in this adapter.


That just goes to show there are overheating issues with some SSDs, but who knows which exact ones.

Someone needs to make a cable-less mSATA drive housing for USB 3.0. Something like this for mSATA:

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Re: Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Revi

Postby Major_A » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:41 pm

Agreed completely. I'd give up physical size for the ability to run any mSATA drive I owned (which are 0 at this point :P ).
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