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Patriot SuperSonic Rage 2 256GB USB 3.1 Gen 1 Flash Drive Review

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   It's no secret that as time goes by digital storage needs only grow and that goes double for professionals and consumers who'd like access to their work and/or media collections even when not at home or office. Personally whenever i go on a trip i always like to take with me several movies and series in digital format and with 4k content finally making its way to consumers (in numbers that is) i doubt that even the 128GB flash drive i have attached on my keychain will be sufficient (that will depend on the decided compression of course). Thanks to several price drops in the flash industry most storage media manufacturers now offer high capacity USB flash drives with blazing fast read & write speeds at relatively affordable prices and after the impressive SuperSonic Magnum 2 256GB USB 3.1 Gen 1 Flash Drive by Patriot today with us we have their SuperSonic Rage 2 256GB model.


   Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Patriot Memory LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.


   How many of you remember the SuperSonic Magnum 2 which we tested roughly three weeks ago? It was quite large for a USB flash drive right? Well although the SuperSonic Rage 2 is roughly half the size of the SuperSonic Magnum 2 Patriot was still able to squeeze inside it the same Phison PS2251-08(PS2308) dual-channel ultra-high-speed USB 3.0-to-Flash micro-controller chip (again it supports wear-leveling for increased durability) and the same Toshiba MLC NAND flash. I do believe that the larger aluminum enclosure of the Magnum 2 should keep the components inside cooler compared to the plastic enclosure of the Rage 2 (and it's of higher quality obviously) but still the difference in size more than makes up for that. Once again this is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 flash drive (USB 3.0) and not a Gen 2 but with advertised read & write speeds of 400MB/s and 300MB/s (again just like the Magnum 2) that shouldn't matter to most people.