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Patriot's new Viper USB and Mega USB feature USB 3.1 connectivity

Patriot unleashes USB 3.1-powered USB flash drives at CES 2016.

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Published Wed, Jan 6 2016 12:26 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:16 PM CDT

CES 2016 - Patriot has not only unveiled their new PCIe-based Hellfire SSD, but a nifty SSD enclosure, and now two new USB 3.1-powered USB flash drives here at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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The Viber USB is the first off the rank, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0. The Viber USB will be made available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with a slick red and black style. As for pricing, we're looking at $34.99, $54.99, and $94.99 for the 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, respectively.

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Moving onto the Supersonic Mega USB flash drive from Patriot, with huge read speeds of 380MB/sec and write speeds of 70MB/sec. The Supersonic Mega USB comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities with pricing of $49.99, $89.99, and $229.99, respectively.

Then we have the Supersonic Magnum 2, with blistering speeds of 400MB/sec on reads, and 300MB/sec on writes, with Patriot adding that it's one of the fastest high capacity/high-performance USB flash drives on the market.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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