Patriot 16GB Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2011-09-23

The new Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 Flash Drive comes with a stylish exterior which works like a pen for revealing the connector. The product features very good write speeds and decent read transfer speeds compared to the previously tested drives and the 16GB variant can be found in stores for about 19 Euros.

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Test Setup and Test Results

The testbench was composed from the following hardware:


CPU: Intel I7 Retail @ stock

Motherboard: Foxconn BloodRage with G42 BIOS

RAM: 3x2GB Patriot PVT36G1600LLK 1600MHz

Video: Sparkle GTX 470 with stock and OMNI A.L.C.

Power Supply: Nexus RX-8500 850W modular

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.11 & Patriot TorqX 64GB SSD

Case: Thermaltake Armor+ LCS, stock cooling

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64


The Patriot 16GB Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 Flash Drive comes formatted NTFS:


To determine the flash drive read speeds, the HD Tune 4.60 utility was used:



HD Tune File Benchmark 64MB


HD Tune File Benchmark 512MB

Summary Graph (Read Performance)


To measure the real life performance, I have used the Total Commander application to copy to the flash drive and from the flash drive the same file and recorded the transfer speeds, when they have stabilized.


File Copy

File Read

Summary Graph (Real-life performance)



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