Patriot Xporter XT Boost 8GB - £8.99 delivered with code GMUK10AM (£9.99 without) @ GoMemory.co.uk - HotUKDeals
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All I'm saying is this drive is faster than most & works out damn near the £1 per GB rate most other (far slower) USB flash drives are going for just now.

Next cheapest seller is Amazon for £10.85

People looking for a 16GB stick of fast USB memory could do worse than to look at targaids post on sunday for a Corsair Voyager for £17.70 here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/16gb-rugged-flash-drive-17-70-7dayshop-com/947632

Seems like a good deal...

Patriot XT Boost high-speed USB flash drives deliver ultra fast data transfer rates making it one of the fastest USB flash drives in the market. Designed with a durable shock resistant housing, the Xporter XT Boost is the perfect combination of speed and reliability giving users the freedom to transport their data at ease.

Constructed with a durable water and shock resistant housing and backed by a lifetime warranty, the Xporter XT Boost is the ideal blend of speed, durability, and reliability, providing users the ultimate portable flash drive.

The Patriot Xporter XT Boost package includes a USB drive, USB 2.0 cable, lanyard and lifetime warranty making it the ULTIMATE USB Flash Drive Package.

Hi Speed USB 2.0 Compatible (backwards compatible to USB 1.1)
Easy plug and play functionality
Durable water and shock resistant rubber housing
Driverless in Windows ME/2K/XP, Mac OS 9.x, OS X, Linux with USB storage support

Certified for Microsoft Vista Readyboost
Lifetime Warranty
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#1
I have one of these and it's great.

They've also got Cruzer micro 8gbs which are also very fast.
1 Like #2
If I was going to market a USB drive on the fact that it was really fast, I'd probably put the actual speeds somewhere prominent so that people knew there was some substance behind the spiel.
#3
Nice 1 Cheers (_;)
#4
Have some heat.
#6
paid a couple of quid more a while ago for this, really good drive. Hot.
#7
It's gettin' hot in here
#8
30MB/sec read and 10MB/sec seems to be what this gets.

Edited By: MIDURIX on May 31, 2011 10:04
#10
I recently purchased this for 50% more than this price! Quality drive and extremely fast (fastest usb 2.0 on the market I think).
#11
How is this hot when A-DATA's USB 3.0 8GB drive is only a pound more, but offers MUCH improved speed?
http://www.saverstore.com/product/20072506/7725665/Adata-8GB-USB-30-High-Speed-Flash-Drive
I know not everyone has USB 3.0 yet, but it is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and the speed is also very good even under USB 2.0.
#12
wywywywy
How is this hot when A-DATA's USB 3.0 8GB drive is only a pound more, but offers MUCH improved speed?
http://www.saverstore.com/product/20072506/7725665/Adata-8GB-USB-30-High-Speed-Flash-Drive
I know not everyone has USB 3.0 yet, but it is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and the speed is also very good even under USB 2.0.

USB3 Flash Drives are a gimmick. And there is a delivery cost with Saverstore.
#13
USB 3.0 flash drives are not a gimmick, as many of them (not all) offer 50 to 60 MB/s read speed, which is a lot better than USB 2.0 flash drives.

And you are right that there is a delivery cost, but it is only £0.99.
#14
Currently use a Play 4gb drive for readyboost (win7).

Would I benefit much from swapping it for the Xporter?

Edited By: adnewall on May 31, 2011 11:01
#15
COOL should work well for system ready boost cheers
#16
I've just ordered one :)

You can also use the code GMUK10AM if it's your first order for 10% off :)
#17
I have one, its quite big for a flash drive and definitely more fragile than most I have had. Very fast though
#18
wywywywy
How is this hot when A-DATA's USB 3.0 8GB drive is only a pound more, but offers MUCH improved speed?
http://www.saverstore.com/product/20072506/7725665/Adata-8GB-USB-30-High-Speed-Flash-Drive
I know not everyone has USB 3.0 yet, but it is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and the speed is also very good even under USB 2.0.

exactly, 10mb/s write isn't that fast anyway.
seems the results varied from 5-17write so cant even make a proper judgement from the link.
#19
Brilliant price, heat added, got myself one. Will be useful for many things !
banned#20
Great deal, thanks for this
#21
if only it was USB 3.0 and fast enough to use it
#22
wywywywy
USB 3.0 flash drives are not a gimmick, as many of them (not all) offer 50 to 60 MB/s read speed, which is a lot better than USB 2.0 flash drives.

And you are right that there is a delivery cost, but it is only £0.99.

USB2 supports ~40MB/s, so not much improvement.
#23
5867dude
wywywywy
USB 3.0 flash drives are not a gimmick, as many of them (not all) offer 50 to 60 MB/s read speed, which is a lot better than USB 2.0 flash drives.

And you are right that there is a delivery cost, but it is only £0.99.

USB2 supports ~40MB/s, so not much improvement.

i ahve 2 external drives and obviously the internal disks are faster than usb2 but the max speed of transfer is around 33-35mb/s so usb3 is much faster,
#24
Ordered mine yesterday, received today, very speedy.

Just copied 11 avi files onto the Patriot. TeraCopy reports 14 MB/s sustained writing speed. Writing 3.75GB took 4:29 mins total.

Then copied back to hard drive: 24 MB/s sustained reading speed (occasionally dropping as low as 22 and spiking as high as 26). Reading the 3.75GB took 2:38 mins total.

Altogether very decent, best I've had (I think).

Two things: 1) The stick is rather bulky because covered in thick rubbery material. I doubt it would ever break, but that benefit comes at the price of bulk. If you have multiple USB sockets that are close together, you might have trouble using them all. Solution: Use extension cable.

2) The cap (made from same rubbery material) is kind of loose fitting. Very good chance it will come off if stick is rattling around in a bag. Might try and drill (or rather punch) a little hole through the cap, fit a bit of rubber string, and tie it to the loop at the end of the stick. That might keep the cap in place as well as prevent loss.
#25
5867dude
wywywywy
USB 3.0 flash drives are not a gimmick, as many of them (not all) offer 50 to 60 MB/s read speed, which is a lot better than USB 2.0 flash drives.

And you are right that there is a delivery cost, but it is only £0.99.

USB2 supports ~40MB/s, so not much improvement.


Are we talking about theoretical maximum speed? Because if so USB3 supports ~400MB/s.

If you are talking about actual maximum usable speed, then the fastest USB2 drives are around 30-35MB/s, while the reasonably priced USB3 drives are around 50-60MB/s.

The unreasonably priced ones are around 250MB/s :D
#26
Arrived today - USB stick & cap only; amended description
#27
Same USB stick only.
#28
Ordered yesterday, but just received an email cancelling it and refunding payment with no explanation. Expired?
#29
oos :( i really wanted this..need a good strong usb for every day carry
ah well its only 1 pound more on amazon...
i heard the keyring hoop breaks easy....can anyone comment on that ?

Edited By: stovy on Jun 07, 2011 17:08: amaz
#30
I ordered 2, they delivered one.

Contact customer support and no answer. Now their site is broken when you try to log in.

Not looking good!

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