Author: Bob Buskirk
- Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing - Sandra’s Removable Storage Benchmark & ATTO
- Testing - HDTune & Flash Memory Toolkit
- Final Thoughts
Xporter XT Rage Overview
The Xporter XT Rage flash drive is a very small drive with the dimensions of .41” (D) x 2.1” (W) x .86” (H). It has a black and red design and is made of rubber and plastic. The rubber has a nice soft feel that will help protect the drive. On the one side of the dive you have the XT Rage logo and the capacity which is 32GB.
On the opposite side you have a Patriot logo as well as another Rage logo. There is also a small keychain holder on the end of the drive.
So you may be wondering where is the USB connector on this drive? Well if you look at the side opposite the key-chain holder you will see the USB connection in the drive. To expose the connector just press on the opposite end of the drive to slide it out.
Our test system is comprised on an Intel i7 965 Extreme processor, Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard, Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB video card, 6GB OCZ DDR3-1600 memory and a 1000W Zalman power supply.
We will be using 4 storage benchmarking programs, which should give us an idea of the performance of the Xporter Rage XT drive. The benchmarking programs are as follows…
For comparison we will be testing the Xporter XT Rage against these 2 other USB flash drives.
Kingston DataTraveler mini10 (8GB)
Corsair Flash Padlock 2 (8GB) (Review)
Now on to testing!