Like me, your house in all probability has not less than one drawer for storing ‘bits’. It is going to be full of pens, half-finished tubes of glue, many rubber bands, some unused greetings playing cards, random receipts, and half a dozen low-cost USB sticks. In my case, the sticks are largely promotional ones, not often greater than a few GB in measurement, containing historic screenshots and press releases. Which is annoying as a result of, regardless of the rise of cloud storage for just about every little thing, having not less than one massive ol’ devoted information drive feels important for the fashionable gamer about city. And by about city I imply nonetheless very a lot stuck indoors.
Enter the Patriot Supersonic Rage Professional 128GB high-performance flash drive, which from hereon we will name Patty. It is a USB 3.2 Gen 1 drive which claims to ship 420MB/s sequential learn efficiency. As Paul Lilly famous when the vary was launched in Could, that is close to SATA SSD speeds. Proper now, the 128GB variant is $24.99 on Amazon, a $17.00 saving on the listing value, and the bottom it has been on that website by a ways. There are (a lot) smaller financial savings available on the bigger fashions, which are available in 256GB and 512GB flavors.
Why, pray inform, do I want a USB stick within the 12 months of our lord 2021? Properly, for one factor I’m old, and for one more I’ve simply purchased a brand new laptop computer, and I believe I would moderately switch many of the information manually—and have them backed up on Patty simply in case. He shall reign without end as king of the bits drawer, or till I purchase a barely larger stick a decade later.