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Patriot 256GB Supersonic Boost Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive with Up to 150MB-Sec - PEF256GSBUSB by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Patriot 256GB Supersonic Boost Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive with Up to 150MB/Sec - PEF256GSBUSB
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 574 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 1.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Capacity5.0   exceptional
Price4.7   average
Speed4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Transfer4.3   average
Read4.1   above average
Windows3.8   average
Write3.6   average
Case3.5   below average
Port3.0   below average


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Capacity

Capacity:
"The write about matches the advertised 30MB s. Overall I would definitely recommend this for anybody that needs a flash drive of this capacity."
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"It seems durable and was a good value for the capacity."
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"Best price and quality for the capacity (256GB)."
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"Works like a champ, I love the speed and capacity."
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"I ordered this USB drive because I needed larger capacity and wanted to take advantage of USB 3 ports on a new laptop."
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Case

Case:
"The drive holds memory but the both the rubber & plastic cases have broken off."
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"Great price, excellent rubber case to prevent damage."
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"I have purchased 5 over the past two years and the only problem I had was the rubber case slipped off the drive."
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"UPDATE: After 10 brief days of using this drive, the inner plastic sleeve that secures the drive mechanism broke and the drive simply slipped out of its protective case--that is, it abandoned the rubber part."
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"In any case, I cannot recommend it."
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"It works great, has plenty of capacity, and the rubber case means I'm not the slightest bit worried about it bouncing around in my bag."
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"The rubber case design gives you a good grip of the drive and protects against shock unlike the plastic casing on other flash drives."
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"Great price, excellent rubber case to prevent damage."
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"This USB drive is excellent, fast transfer rates make it easy to move files and the rubber case gives it a sense of sturdiness and durability I greatly appreciate."
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"and is very rugged you may throw and nothing happens because has a perfect case, 100% recommended"
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"The drive worked great for a couple of weeks until the rubber case pulled off and all the electronic parts were exposed."
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Port

Port:
"I dislike the rubber cap for the USB port."
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"They are wider than usual drives, so if your USB ports are very close together you may not be able to use the port next to it."
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"The drive is unable to connect to a usb 3.0 port."
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"The patriot will connect to a usb 2.0 port with no problem, but is unable to connect to a usb 3.0 port."
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"I ordered this USB drive because I needed larger capacity and wanted to take advantage of USB 3 ports on a new laptop."
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"As fast as promised - an excellent device for anyone with a usb3 port on their computer."
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"Simply the best one for me i upgrade from 32 GB to 64 GB since is fastest in 3.0 port i get 125 MB s, is a monster!"
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"It's a little better than a USB 2.0 speed of 450Mbit s. Probably 1.5 Gbit s. I'm using a known good calibrated USB 3.0 port on my work computer."
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"The Patriot Supersonic Boost ended all of this....GREAT performance especially running it in a 3.0 port!"
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Price

Price:
"Great price, excellent rubber case to prevent damage."
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"the 4 stars is because the transfer rates are not as good as others, but the price is right."
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"Good storage and price."
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"Best price and quality for the capacity (256GB)."
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"If you can afford the extra 13$ it will be money well spent."
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"This is a very nice flash drive, for an equally great price."
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"Fantastic product at a fantastic price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Perhaps their quality control has improved :-)I hate flash drives with caps."
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"However, as other posters mentioned, the build quality is not very good."
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"Nice, my wife likes the high quality feel."
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"Excellent overall from quality product as described to fast shipment."
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"Best price and quality for the capacity (256GB)."
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"You pay just a bit more for a quality drive like Patriot, but you'll appreciate how responsive it is compared to cheap impulse bought ones at the cash register."
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"Great price, fast, quality product."
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Read

Read:
"I used it to make a bootable Windows 7 drive, and I have had no read write errors."
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"Fast read speeds on the drive but write is not all that great."
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"My Mac couldn't read or initialize it, and I was unable to recover any files either."
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"Unfortunately, that only pertains to read speeds."
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"The read and write speeds are great not quite up to the claimed 150MB s read, but at 130MB s I cannot complain."
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"Read is ok, but to write isnt good"
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"The one that arrived at my place was able to write 47MB s average and read about 123MB s on average."
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"A few years ago I read a review of how good the Patriot flash drives were and bought one."
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Speed

Speed:
"It doen't work well as advertise and It is very slow writting with NTFS format."
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"It was not just me I tested that drive with USBDeview and the write performance was the WORST!"
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"Very fast with no transfer hiccups."
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"the write speeds were disappointing."
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"While I am quite happy with the performance of this flash drive, it's flimsy construction makes it something that I can't rely on for anything important."
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"The drive will quickly begin to malfunction and go so slow that it may be better to send the info via telegraph because it will get there faster."
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"Good speed and a great value."
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"Expected speed and reliability, I really love this USB."
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"It's USB 3.0 so if your computer has that (all newer PCs and Macs do) the transfer speed is excellent."
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"Really fast, I recommend as a low budget Flashdrive."
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"The read and write speeds are great not quite up to the claimed 150MB s read, but at 130MB s I cannot complain."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"Very fast with no transfer hiccups."
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"well I have been using it since I got , so far no problem, fast transfer of video files."
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"the 4 stars is because the transfer rates are not as good as others, but the price is right."
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"this product states transfer speeds up to 150mbpsmore like 150kbpsvery dissatisfied my 8gb 2.0 usb stick is faster than this."
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"[...]Greatly disappointed at its transfer speed - look elsewhere for faster drive !"
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"It's USB 3.0 so if your computer has that (all newer PCs and Macs do) the transfer speed is excellent."
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"When plugged in, it is recognized in 5 seconds or less (on my win8.1 machine it does) and data transfers are quick and painless."
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"But at least easy to carry them and transfer ones I need quickly."
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"Transfer rates are fast and hassle free too."
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"The rubber exterior make it extremely durable and the speed on transfers is super fast when using USB 3 (and even with USB 2 it's speedy)."
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Windows

Windows:
"Oddly enough, I found that Windows 7 wasn't happy installing from it, but it booted Ubuntu quite happily"
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"I used it to make a bootable Windows 7 drive, and I have had no read write errors."
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"I still get some weird issues that Windows does not recognizes it as a real image (it still prefers the disc) for a full install or to repair an existing install."
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"Perfect for loading Windows Operating System from USB."
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"Along with impressive transfer speeds on any type of file, I was able to use it to install Windows 8 onto an SSD in 90 seconds."
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"Fast, stylish, pretty mush drop proof and works great with both 3.0 and 2.0 on windows 8.1."
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"The Patriot has been able to handle whatever I throw at it, from media, music, and documents, to Windows ISO files (I work In IT)For the price, this would be a great gift."
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"Works well as a bootable USB stick to install windows linux osx."
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Write

Write:
"It was not just me I tested that drive with USBDeview and the write performance was the WORST!"
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"the write speeds were disappointing."
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"It worked for few days then suddenly started showing write protected message anywhere I tried it (though it does not have any switch for write protection), it is completely useless now."
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"I used it to make a bootable Windows 7 drive, and I have had no read write errors."
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"Fast read speeds on the drive but write is not all that great."
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"To conclude, I'm kind of disappointed to see that the drive can't write as fast as it should be able to."
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"The read and write speeds are great not quite up to the claimed 150MB s read, but at 130MB s I cannot complain."
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"The write about matches the advertised 30MB s. Overall I would definitely recommend this for anybody that needs a flash drive of this capacity."
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"Read is ok, but to write isnt good"
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"The one that arrived at my place was able to write 47MB s average and read about 123MB s on average."
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"It was no longer able to read or write."
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