Patriot Supersonic Boost XT 32GB
Posted on: 05/23/2012 02:57 AM
Today we are checking out a new flash drive from Patriot featuring a modest 32GB storage capacity. Known as the Supersonic Boost XT, this new flash drive supports the USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write performance. Whereas most large capacity USB 3.0 thumb drives are very pricey, the Boost XT is designed to deliver performance on a budget...
Although USB 3.0 thumb drives have been around for some time now, we tested our first back in 2010, many users are still wielding a USB 2.0-based drive. However it has only been in the last year that we have really started to see USB 3.0 devices, such as thumb drives, more mainstream and that has largely been due to the fact that new platforms are now providing native USB 3.0 support.
Furthermore, in the past USB 3.0 support has been largely limited to high-end thumb drives such as the Patriot Supersonic Magnum that we reviewed late last year. At the time of release this drive was hideously expensive and even today it still retails for at least $200. Prior to reviewing the Supersonic Magnum we tested the standard Supersonic thumb drive which still cost a cool $100 for the 64GB version.
However during March of this year Patriot announced a more wallet friendly Supersonic USB 3.0 thumb drive, known as the Boost XT. Available in capacities up to 32GB, the Supersonic Boost XT can move files at up to 90MB/s when using the USB 3.0 interface and when unplugged and on the go it can take a bit of a beating thanks to the rugged design.
Patriot says that merging the ruggedness of their Xporter line with the speed of the Supersonic range, then shrinking the form factor, positions the Supersonic Boost XT to be the best choice for ultra-demanding users looking for excellent portability. With that in mind, letís take a closer look...
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