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Patriot SuperSonic Mini 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

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   It's no secret that the most ideal way to carry regular data (and not mission critical ones) is without doubt to own a portable hard drive not only because you can't really find many USB flash drives in the market with capacities exceeding 256GB but also because the ones that are available cost many times over the price of a regular portable hard drive and thus are out of reach for most people. Now as we all know USB flash drives come in various capacities to cover all the possible uses people intend for them but although prices have taken a serious dive for the past years making even 64GB USB flash drives quite affordable size is also a significant factor and for good or bad there aren't that many tiny solutions around at 64GB (even if they were not everyone has use for 64GB). Furthermore there are even less USB 3.0 compatible flash drives in the market that can fit in the "tiny" size category but thanks to Patriot we now have the SuperSonic Mini USB 3.0 Flash Drive line.

 

   Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM). Commitment, focus on innovation in technology, product quality, and customer satisfaction are the key enablers of our future success. Patriot's development and manufacturing facility are located in Fremont, California USA and Taipei, Taiwan. Our manufacturing segment is composed of a highly skilled production staff and multiple production lines optimized for modules, giving Patriot the ability and resources necessary to provide a full line of memory module solutions. We understand the value of designing and responding quickly and intelligently to the rapid changes inherent in the memory module industry. This commitment to R&D enables us to deliver the best quality memory modules powered by the latest innovative technology.

 

   As the name suggests the SuperSonic Mini is the latest member in the rather large and award winning SuperSonic family of USB flash drives by Patriot and so right from the get go we had very high expectations from it. Naturally due to size limitations we never expect the same level of performance as we do from larger sized models but as you will all see later on the SuperSonic Mini managed to surpass other larger members of the SuperSonic family and that's something we didn't see coming. The design of the unit along with its color selection is strange to say the least and thus it may not be what most people would like but we are mostly interested in the price/performance ratio of the new SuperSonic Mini 16GB and so without further delay let's get up close and personal with it.