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3.0 out of 5 stars Good performance, flimsy design., 7 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Patriot 32GB Supersonic Boost Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive With Up to 150MB/sec (Personal Computers)
Other reviews have already covered the great performance of this drive, it can't be faulted on it.

I purchased one of these drives back in May, 5 months later and it's on its last legs. The problem is two-fold in the cheap casing design, the rubber cap doesn't grip particularly well to the port it covers; I had to remove it so that I didn't permanently lose it after finding it several times at the bottom of my pocket. Obviously this leaves the port exposed to the elements. Furthermore last night, the 'chip' itself came out of the rubber casing when removing it from a USB port - leaving the naked board sitting connected. Obviously the glue used to seal it had worn very quickly. The board itself will 'kind of' work sometimes when plugged into the PC, but it's a bit hit and miss, I'd say it's a goner.

The pen-drive has sat on my keyring for 5 months, and for this purpose I'd say it's unsuitable. If you're aware that this drive isn't particularly robust I'm sure it could last you properly, but the keyring fob on the drive speaks to the manufacturers original intention of its use - and for that, it's just not good enough.

I've just gone through RMA, and Amazon are sending out a new drive. They can't be faulted.

I'll report back if the same problem occurs. When it works, this drive flies and has provided me with a robust portable OS. I just hope the next one lasts a bit longer.
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