Patriot Supersonic Magnum (64GB) review: Patriot Supersonic Magnum (64GB)

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Typical Price: $129.00
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4.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Great read and write speeds for a USB stick. Still manages to be slim vertically.

The Bad About one and a half times wider than a typical stick, so may block ports when plugged in. Expect to pay for the privilege.

The Bottom Line All flash drives are not created equal, something proven by the Magnum. If you want capacity and performance in a USB stick, this one's a very good choice indeed.

9.0 Overall
CNET Editors' Choice Oct '12

It's about one and a half times the width of a standard USB stick, so it might block ports. And it costs around AU$129 in its 64GB incarnation — but boy, is this thing fast.

It's hard for a certain generation to hear the word "Magnum" without thinking of Dirty Harry, and we may have had to stop ourselves appropriating quotes from said movie once we saw the benchmark scores.

Sequential Reads (in MBps)

  • 293.3
    Patriot Supersonic Magnum (64GB)
  • 250.2
    Kingston HyperX DataTraveler 3.0 (64GB)
  • 129.0
    Patriot Supersonic (32GB)
  • 89.26
    Patriot Supersonic Boost XT (32GB)

(Longer bars indicate better performance)

Sequential Writes (in MBps)

  • 173.8
    Patriot Supersonic Magnum (64GB)
  • 77
    Patriot Supersonic (32GB)
  • 57.76
    Kingston HyperX DataTraveler 3.0 (64GB)
  • 31
    Patriot Supersonic Boost XT (32GB)

(Longer bars indicate better performance)

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