Effective Speed: Good (64th percentile)

The Rage XT offers above average read performance but, like several of the other USB 3.0 flash drives we have reviewed, it has an asymmetrical performance profile which significantly favours reading over writing. For some use cases that won't pose much of a problem but for most users the drive will be limited by its relative inability to write quickly. For the level of performance offered we find the Rage XT overpriced. There are far better deals to be had which offer both faster all round performance and come at a lower price. [May '13 USBFlashPro]



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We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. [USBFlashPro]

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Ultra-portable form factor and the high performance...

Rubber coated housing protects

Added 4 years ago.


4 months ago.

stable write speed! actually more than 50%!


2 months ago.


patriot Always Used Phison Controler And Find Easy To Update Frimware Or Repiar It "Phison mpall 3.63.c" but sandisk Dosent Any Program To Refrimware it ,so If Have A problem You Have do nothing i have patriot rage 166 usb 2 i buy it 3 years a go and last Year Is Write Protect i Repair It By "Phison mpall 3.20 2238" So If Buy somthing Think For Support After Problem Sandisk Is Crash Support—Sep '14


3 years ago.

If I remember correctly this is a really good batch of booting friendly USB media. 8.1 out of 9.


4 years ago.

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3 years ago.


Is more portable than most USB 3.0 fast flash drives. But still is fast.—Sep '14


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