Today, just about every PC comes with Universal Serial Bus or USB ports. In the late 1990s, a few computer manufacturers started including USB support in their new systems, but today USB has become a standard connection port for many devices such as keyboards, mice, joysticks and digital cameras to name but a few.
USB is able to support and is supported by a large range of products. One of these is the Patriot Xporter XT Boost 32 USB Drive.
Certified as a Microsoft Vista ReadyBoost Device
With the current trends in portable media, Patriot Memory has launched a product called Patriot Xporter XT Boost USB drive. It is a 32 GB USB drive that has fast data transfer rate capabilities. Additionally, it is USB 2.0 compatible.
Universal Serial Bus 2.0 is an external serial interface used on computers and other digital devices to transfer data using a USB cable. USB 2.0 is marked as backwards compatible with USB 1.1, so if you have an older USB port you still have nothing to worry about. However, the device will only transfer data at 1.1 speeds using a USB 1.1 port. With the USB 2.0 standard, it encompasses the full standard speed rate of 480 Mbps.
The Patriot Xporter XT Boost supports plug-and-play functionality. This means that the computer does not need to be powered off to plug in or unplug a USB 2.0 component. For example, an iPod can be connected to a computer via a USB cable running on the USB 2.0 port. The computer will register the device as another storage device and show any files it contains. Using the USB 2.0 interface, one can transfer files to or from the computer. When finished, simply unplug the USB cable from the interface.
Earlier systems like Windows 98 usually requires installation of drivers before the USB flash drive can be used. With the current USB flash drive, it is truly plug and play on any modern operating system (OS) like Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS 9/X, or Linux. The device automatically becomes visible as a new drive and users can unplug at any time.
Whatâ€™s more about the Xporter XT Boost USB by Patriot Memory is that it is indeed a certified Microsoft Vista ReadyBoost device. Readyboost allows you to improve system performance with a simple USB drive. However, Microsoft requires the USB key to reach a 2.5MB of throughput for 4K random reads, and 1.75MB/s throughput for 512K random writes. Luckily, the Xporter XT Boost USB flash drive meets the said requirements.
The Patriot Xporter XT Boost high-speed USB flash drives deliver ultra fast data transfer rates making it one of the fastest USB flash drives in the market. Designed with a durable shock resistant housing, the porter XT Boost is the perfect combination of speed and reliability, giving users the freedom to transport their data at ease. Therefore, it is recognized as a high-performance flash drive. One that will be great for you.
Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer