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Patriot Announces New Viper and Mega USB Drives and SSD Enclosure


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Patriot has announced two new USB drives, the Viper USB and Mega USB. Both are USB 3.1 Gen 1 compliant, with backwards compatibility for USB 2.0. The Viper features a red and black aesthetic with a swinging protector for the connector, so you do not have to worry about losing a cap. It will come in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities for $34.99, $54.99, and $94.99 respectively, when it launches later this quarter.

The Supersonic Mega USB has been designed to offer the performance of the high end Magnum drives, but at a more affordable price. These drives will be able to reach 380 MB/s read and 70 MB/s write speeds, so you can access the 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB of storage very quickly. It will be available on January 18 for $49.99, $89.99, and $229.99, depending on the storage capacity. The Supersonic Magnum 2 drive has also been announced, and it will feature speeds of up to 400 MB/s read and 300 MB/s write, making it among the fastest high capacity USB flash drives available.

For those looking for something a little different, Patriot is also releasing the Gauntlet 4 SSD enclosure. It is able to accept any standard 2.5 in SATA drive, both SSD and HDD, and uses the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard for to provide high speeds and does not require any additional power. It will ship with two connectors so you can connect its microB port to a computer via a Type-A or Type-C port. The Gauntlet 4 launches at the end of Q1 with an MSRP of $39.99.

Source: Patriot and Press Release


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