Patriot Tab 16GB

Last month I bought a Patriot Tab 16GB USB thumb drive (PSF16GTAB3USB) from Data transfer rate was given as 140MB/s reading and 70MB/s writing, the stick is a USB3.0 one.

During testing, I discovered that the write rate was a mere 8.3 MiB/s, a thenth of the promoted rate.

I asked the Patriot support for their transfer rate claims:

What is the minimum transfer rate I will get?

They responded quickly with following e-mail:

So their official maximum write rate is 17MB/s, the minimum 11MB/s.

Don't buy it.

Written by Christian Weiske.

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