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Patriot Element 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PSF16GLSEL3USB

  • Up to 80MB/s
  • up to 10MB/s
  • Model PSF16GLSEL3USB
  • 16GB
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The Patriot Memory Element is the ideal lifestyle solution for those looking for extreme portability while having the advantages of USB 3.0 speeds while on the go. The Element is built with a stylish and rugged aluminum housing that will protect you data from everyday wears.

Measuring in at 32.6mm long and less than 13mm wide, the Patriot Memory Element will deliver an ultra-compact form factor while also offering excellent transfers speed. To ensure you will always have access to your data on the go, the Patriot Memory Element is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 inputs.

The Patriot Memory Element is compatible with Windows® 7, Windows® Vista®, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac® OS9, X and later. Back by Patriot Memory’s award winning customer service, The Element comes with a 2-year warranty.

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Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Read Speed
Up to 80MB/s
Write Speed
up to 10MB/s
1.26" x 0.47" x 0.17"
0.004 lbs.(2g)
Hi S peed USB 3.0 C ompatible (back wards compatible to USB 2.0)

Easy plug and pla y func tionality

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

Portable and ligh t weight (2 gr ams)

Quick Info


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

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  • Jason J.
  • 4/30/2013 8:56:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: The device works as advertised, is small, inexpensive to purchase and has a 5 year warranty.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: I am using this as a boot drive for ESXi hosts (development systems) to allow for increase fexilbility in local storage testing. Booting the hypervisor is a predominantly read function of which this device performs well at (~80MBps).

The lifespan of this device is my main concern, and from my understanding, the lower write speeds contribute to a longer life span. Only time will tell now.

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  • Bruce G.
  • 4/9/2013 9:21:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTiny little drive

Pros: Tiny: size listed in details is correct. The length includes the clear bit, which doesn't seem loose at all. The clear bit is also the access light.

Cons: Slow writing: write = 5.6 MB/s; read = 80MB/s

Other Thoughts: I wanted a really small drive for my keyring, and I can't imagine anything smaller that you could still get a grip on and pull out of a USB socket. I'd buy another, but I hope they put faster chips in them in the future.

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  • Robert B.
  • 12/21/2012 9:17:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSlowest Drive Ever

Pros: Nice case. Small and lightweight. Good read speeds.

Cons: This drive's write speed is so slow, it shouldn't be listed as a 3.0 drive. I have 2.0 drives that write faster than this one. The 3.0 speeds are: Write-11.5 Mb/sec Read-82.6 Mb/sec.
The 2.0 speeds are: Write-9.6 Mb/sec Read-33.4 Mb/sec.

Other Thoughts: Why pay extra for a 3.0 drive that has 2.0 speeds? I would have given it one egg, but it does have a reasonable read speed.

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