USB flash drives are disposable commodities, but I think I’ve found one that I’m really satisfied with. I’ve been using the Patriot XT 16GB flash drive for the better part of two weeks. The Patriot XT’s case is rubberized, making it easy to grip. It includes a cover, which fits the USB housing as snug as a bug. But the best part about this drive is the file-transfer speed. Copying files to and from Patriot XT is unusually fast for a USB flash drive, especially when compared to my Corsair Voyager (“Slow As Molasses”) 16GB flash drive. I don’t have quantitative numbers, but I’ll add some if there’s interest.
My only wish was that the Patriot XT included a lanyard. Thankfully, it includes a rubberized support ring to add your own.
In summary, the Patriot XT is easily worth the $20. If you’re looking for a rugged, speedy USB flash drive at a decent price, look no further.