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Item#: N82E16820220606

Patriot Swing 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PSF8GSBUSB

  • Model PSF8GSBUSB
  • 8GB
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The Patriot Swing USB drive is the ideal solution to transport important data wherever you go. At just under 1 inch in length when closed, the Swing is unbelievably small and lightweight, yet offers fast transfer speeds to move images, movies and other documents. Utilizing a COB (chip-on-board) design, which encapsulates the electronic components, Swing is extremely durable and water resistant. Whether moving or saving your valuable data, Swing is the perfect choice.

The Swing is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later.

  • newegg Ultra Portable With less than 1 inch in length when closed and 21.5 grams in weight, you can easily carry the Patriot Swing wherever you go.
  • newegg Plug and Play Zero set up for instant plug and play use; works with Windows, Mac and Linux.

Learn more about the Patriot Memory PSF8GSBUSB

Model

Brand
Patriot
Series
Swing
Model
PSF8GSBUSB

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 2.0
Capacity
8GB
Weight
21.5g
Color
Black
Features
Hi Speed USB 2.0 Compatible (backwards compatible to USB 1.1)

Easy plug and play functionality

Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later

Portable and light weight (21.5 grams)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Taylor G.
  • 3/27/2014 6:55:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat (so far)

Pros: Tiny. Sturdy. No caps to loose. Fits great on a key chain. Pretty fast for USB 2.0.

Always had great luck with patriot. My last patriot drive ran a live install of Ubuntu (this is pretty hard on a drive) for more than a year before it finally wrote its last write.

Cons: Swing thing is a little awkward, but its a great alternative to a cap that you would loose. It stays closed when you need it to, which is great, but makes it slightly more difficult to open.

Other Thoughts: I have my FreeNAS installation running on this drive. Chose it because of its size&price.
But this is a perfect drive for your key ring.

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  • Jarred G.
  • 2/20/2014 12:52:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggssays 8gb on USB only 600MB in windows

Pros: none

Cons: very sluggish... i paid 12 bucks for an 8gb USB and i get a usb marked 8GB but only 600MB of space on drive

Other Thoughts: first time i have bought patriot memory and will be the last

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/28/2012 1:40:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmallest Best Thumb Drive Ever!

Pros: * Super Small (take little room on keychain)
* Durable, Durable, Durable
* Have had several over the years and never a failure

Cons: * Release Lobster Clasp not included
* Painted finish scratches off easily with tons of keys
* Easy to lose if you don't hang on to it (but I'm glad it's small)

Other Thoughts: I'm an IT Consultant and I currently have 3 of these on my keychain now: 1) For applications & installs, Service Packs, etc. 2) As a boot device with various linux based system recovery and backup tools. 3) My "Encrypted" drive for client sensitive information. I've owned, given out, gifted out, or sold out more than 40 of these guys and never a failure yet. It's great for how small it is but I wish Patriot would include a lobster clasp with them for easy removal from keychain. This isn't a big deal as I just bought a pack of 20 from a local craft store for $2. Also I don't care that it's doesn't come with encryption software because I can download and use my own from TrueCrypt.org

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  • Max S.
  • 4/21/2012 6:10:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy!

Pros: I own a few of these drives, a 16Gb model that I keep on my keychain & a 4Gb model used as network storage on an ASUS RT-N16. Both of those perform great! Have been using this one to display photos on a digital photo frame, works like a charm!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have not run into any USB ports that don't accept these drives. I do however have to turn the cap sideways to get it into my friend's MacBook Pro. This drive is a good value...People willing to pay a premium for the same hardware packed in a 'pretty shell' should probably accept their less-than-functional USB ports and go buy a 'normal' flash drive (on newegg, of course!).

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  • Treigh P.
  • 1/29/2012 2:22:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Form Factor

Pros: Beautiful form factor. Even smaller than you think its going to be. Fits very nicely and appears unobtrusive on your key-chain.

A no cap design.

Great price for 8 GB.

Cons: I too have been having trouble having it fin in all USB ports. Seems to be hit or miss whether or not it will fit. We are talking standard Dell run-of-the-mill desktops too, not some fancy MacBook Air's.

Other Thoughts: Would be a 5 egger' were it not for the fact that I can't be sure it will fit everywhere I need it too.

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  • Paul L.
  • 1/19/2012 7:42:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't fit MacBook Air

Pros: Nice form factor.

Cons: Does not work in 2010 MacBook Air. It fits in both USB ports, but doesn't work in either. It seems to be a mechanical fit problem. By pressing and holding the drive up I can see some evidence of the drive (some errors in syslog), but it never works.

The Mac USB ports seem completely standard as far as I can tell. I've never had this issue with any other USB device.

I had the 16gb version of this drive. It worked fine in a PC. I only tested in one Mac.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello psl,

For certain Mac Platforms, you might have to position the drive from the cover into an 'L' shape or perpendicular to the insert tip. If you have it parallel, it might hinder from the tip making full contact to the usb port. For any further questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.

Regards,
Benjamin
support@patriotmem.com

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  • Katrina B.
  • 12/1/2011 11:05:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't be better!

Pros: Tiny, easy to use, and holds everything I need for work. Very reliable!

Cons: None, it's great.

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  • Joseph M.
  • 11/18/2011 2:35:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job

Pros: Can store a lot of pitches or files on this flash drive

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I always use patriot memory they make very good products

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  • Amy G.
  • 11/9/2011 6:56:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdoesn't fit all machines

Pros: small, sleek design, cheap

Cons: doesn't fit my mac laptops and some desktops

Other Thoughts: I bought these to hold disk images for work in a computer service department. The idea was to restore frequently used images on the USB drives to cut back on my use of DVDs. Problem is, the drive is hard to insert on several computers and was only recognized by 2 out of 8 machines, making it completely useless to me. I suspect it's due to the metal shield around the contacts pushing the drive away from the port inside the computer. Either way, I have to return them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We regret to hear that you had some fitment issues with our drive. Please don't hesitate to open a support ticket and we'll be glad to assist you.

Best Regards,
Patriot Memory Technical Support

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  • David D.
  • 11/3/2011 3:43:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sleek design.

Cons: Too small, easy to lose.

Other Thoughts: Fell off my key chain, gone!

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