Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

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I do not trust people who subscribe to the idea of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  The phrase reeks of contrived yokelism and homespun wisdom that excuses laziness and lack of creativity.  The truth is there is always room for growth and improvement in any system, especially in technology where progress moves at the blink of an eye. Should our early evolutionary ancestors have stopped looking for better tools than those made of sharpened stone edges because anything better takes considerably more effort to make? Of course not, very few people would actually be crazy enough to argue that progress should stop at the Stone Age, and they are called the Taliban.

Patriot Memory Supersonic Magnum 256GB

 

Granted, new technology can be off-putting for it is usually a lot more expensive compared to what is in the mainstream.  Many may not see the application of innovations immediately and even declare them unnecessary. How many times have you heard that SSDs were unnecessary when they first entered the spotlight? Now that it is affordable, most users swear that it is the single most dramatic hardware upgrade anyone can perform for their system.  Not everyone has the gift of foresight, so we leave the creative heavy lifting to those that dare to break the barriers, such as Patriot Memory, who have set their sights on creating the fastest high-capacity USB 3.0 thumb drive in the market.

Patriot Memory Supersonic Magnum 256GB

 

The Patriot Memory Supersonic Magnum USB drive promises blazing fast 250MB/s read and 160MB/s write speeds. The Supersonic Magnum drive is available in 256GB, 128GB, and 64GB capacities, utilizing 8-channel technology to efficiently deliver impressive transfer rates, whether the system is running on Windows, Mac OS or Linux operating systems. Measuring just 9.1mm thick, the Patriot Memory Supersonic Magnum USB drive actually has no clearance issues when plugged in side-by-side in parallel with a USB cable at the back of the motherboard. It is, however, 26.9mm wide so there might be clearance issues with the rear device port directly above or below the Supersonic Magnum drive. A durable aluminum shell casing protects the Supersonic Magnum from drops, shocks and other impacts of up to 15G and it is backed with a warranty that spans 5-years. 

 

 

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