Patriot's Supersonic Rage XT Packs 32GB/64GB into Compact USB 3.0 Thumbstick

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Rictorhell

I was searching for usb 3.0 flash drives the other day, wanting to get the highest capacity possible. I was going for 512gb and I was shocked to find that the largest one available is "only" a 256gb, and the cost for that, after searching every possible website, is $522.00, MINIMUM.

I had an interest in the OCZ Octane 1tb ssd, which I found out, when it finally became available, was something in the neighborhood of $2100, for ONE drive, and I need two, at minimum.

Wow.

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GoldenMonkey

Why is that surprising? SSDs were always this expensive. Price is going down lately, though.

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Rictorhell

Well, I guess the point I'm making, is that in MY mind, I'm not seeing the logic, other then greed, for the leap from $600.00 or so for a 512gb SSD to an, as of today, price of over $2400.00 for a near identical 1tb SSD.

Maybe I'm crazy for not seeing the logic in that. The $2400.00 price is more then 3x the price of a 512gb model.

Even I, knowing that SSD prices are high, feel that $2200-$2400, is excessive for something that is the same technology and probably the same process node, and probably the same or equivalent read and write times as the 512gb model.

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Peanut Fox

They're doubling the density of the flash chips, and right now it's really expensive to do that. Keep in mind they're not just stacking more chips on PCB.

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Peanut Fox

I've got the USB 2.0 8GB Patriot thumb drive. It's served me well over the years, and this will make a nice upgrade. It's durable, small, and was cheap. We'll have to see about this new one.

And Paul. You just brought to my attention that between my motherboard and front panel I don't have a single USB 2.0 port.

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