Worked Eventually 07/02/2013
This review is from: Patriot Xporter Xpress 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PSF32GXPXUSB
Not a bad price and a good metal body. Technical support is very fast and good @ what they do. See other thoughts for the complete story.
This drive has very low write speeds - I tested it on multiple PC's and it averaged only about 2.5mbps write speed. The first drive i received failed out during the initial file transfer - I RMA'd it and received a new one... that worked for all of 10 mins before doing the same thing. Patriot Technical support was helpful and the problem was resolved w/o another RMA.
Ok, I see a lot of people had the exact same issue I did - really slow, Transfers failing, & the drive not being detected. After I received my second bad drive - I contacted Patriot directly. Their support responded within an hour. They have a tool that is available when you open a support ticket, that low level formats the drive and fixes the issues! It's still slow - about 2.5mbps write speed - but it completed multiple 20gb transfers flawlessly. I'll update this if circumstances change.
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