The Patriot Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage is a USB flash drive with both performance and functionality. Featuring an innovative Quad Channel configuration, data is intelligently managed and transferred simultaneously to 4 NAND chips resulting in vastly enhanced performance, particularly write speeds. The Rage flash drive offers up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write transfer speeds. Functionality and durability is designed into the Rage with rubber coating on the housing and a retractable USB connector. The Patriot Xporter Rage is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and carries a lifetime warranty.
With speed tests, our goal is to make sure that the Xporter Rage hits the specified numbers that Patriot has listed for it. Patriot claims that the Rage can offer up to 27MB/s read and 25MB/s write transfer speeds. We will find out if this statement holds true in the tests to follow.
If you looked at the same results we did, you would noticed one thing; the Xporter XT Rage meets Patriots claims of specified speeds and exceeds them! This is great news for everyone involved. We have had flash drives in the past that did not come close to meeting specified speeds. With a max read speed of 30.7 MB/s and max write speed 26.06 MB/s the Rage impressed us, to say the least.
Surprisingly, the Rage performs even better than advertised, with higher read/write speeds than we expected during our tests! The retractable USB connection is a nice feature to have on a USB drive as it means that you will never have to worry about losing that tiny cap. Coming from people who have lost every USB cap they have ever had, we really appreciate this addition! With its “plug and play” functionality, it’s really easy for anyone to use. The Rage has models ranging from 8GB to 64GB, so we are quite sure you can find a size that will fit your needs. If you are in the market for a fast flash drive that exceeds specifications, then you definitely should check this one out.