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  64GB Axle USB Flash Drive

Words from the company:
The Patriot Xporter Axle USB drive is the ideal solution to transport important data wherever you go. At just under 1 inch in length when closed, the Axle is unbelievably small and  lightweight, yet offers fast transfer speeds to move images, movies and other documents. Utilizing a swivel capless design to protect the USB connector, the Axle is available in 4GB and 8GB capacities and comes with a 2-year warranty. Whether moving or saving your valuable data; Xporter Axle is the perfect choice.

The Xporter Axle is compatible with Windows� 7, Windows� Vista�, Windows� XP, Windows� 2000, Windows� ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac� OS9, X and later.

The Review:
It was on sale � great buy down to 29.95$ - The flash drive is supposed to hold close to 64GB of data. Supposedly, it comes packaged ready to use as nothing says you need to format first. Well ok, we did just that. I copied a total of just over 35 Gig of data (a back up off a testing computer) and first of all it said that it would take 30 hours to copy. Two thirds of the way in the copy it started to come up with the error (cannot copy files, disk is protected). No matter what I did I could not copy any more files to the flash drive. Needless to say it got very frustrating. I then tried to delete the files that I already had copied to the drive and guess what, it said that the drive was protected and I could not delete any files. I also could not format the drive to start all over. At this point I did a look up on the web to see if anyone else had this problem and lo and behold I was not the first. The solution was to get a hold of the company through their website and within hours I received a link to a fix for the problem. I also found out that unfortunately there was a batch of these 64 GB flash drives that somehow ended up with this unfortunate problem but because these drives have been shipped all over, they could not be automatically recalled.  

If you have a problem with your patriot 64 GB flash drive
click on this link for a contact with the company:
http://www.patriotmemory.com/company/index.jsp?loc=locations

The cure fixed my drives and they all seem to work just fine
now. I will be looking at other products from this company in the near future so keep checking to see what is good to get.


Review ID Number: 760
  Product Details
Patriot Memory
Review Date: 2012-07-19
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 9 out of 10
 
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