Date: July 30th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Patriot
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PATRIOT BOLT 8GB FLASH DRIVE INTRODUCTION
USB flash drives have changed the way we store files and transfer them from one PC to the next. While burning files to a writable CD or DVD will work, flash drives provide a quicker and easier way to save files without relying on software and they usually have a larger storage capacity too.
Too often, security is an afterthought for flash drive users. Their small size makes them inherently easy to lose or steal, so if a drive with important files on it gets into the wrong hands the results could be disastrous. Thankfully, there are flash drives with built-in encryption like the one I'll be reviewing today. The 8GB Bolt flash drive from Patriot works just like any other, but it also includes the added security of hardware encryption. Patriot is well known for their quality system memory, so let's take the Bolt flash drive for a spin and see how it stacks up.
PATRIOT CORPORATE PROFILE
To be the vendor of choice for the computer and consumer electronic industries with a commitment to service and quality.
Commitment, focus on innovation in technology, product quality, and customer satisfaction are the key enablers of our future success.
Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM).
We understand the value of designing and responding quickly and intelligently to the rapid changes inherent in the memory module industry. This commitment to R&D enables us to deliver the best quality memory modules powered by the latest innovative technology.
Manufacturing and Operations
Patriot's development and manufacturing facility are located in Fremont , California USA and Taipei , Taiwan . Our manufacturing segment is composed of a highly skilled production staff and multiple production lines optimized for modules, giving Patriot the ability and resources necessary to provide a full line of memory module solutions.
To meet the growing global demand for its products, Patriot manufactures its Extreme Performance (EP), Dual Channel (DC) and Signature Line (SL) products in it own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with highly skilled staff in Fremont , California USA and Taipei , Taiwan .
Patriot is a member of JEDEC. You can feel confident that your Patriot modules are of the highest quality available.
Patriot Memory ensures that every module meets or exceeds industry standards. The manufacturing process begins with high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional testing to ensure each module's reliability and compatibility.
Patriot Memory modules are approved by leading motherboard and system manufacturers such Intel, Tyan, Supermicro and Iwill. Patriot Memory is a member of Apple Developer Connection. Awards from such leading product review sites as XBit Labs, Anandtech, Tom's Hardware and Hot Hardware.com demonstrate Patriot EP and DC+XBLK memory modules set the standard for performance and reliability.
Patriot's goal is to be your memory solutions provider with high quality products and services that are value priced. With our courteous and knowledgeable sales and technical support staff, industry leading warranty terms, and customizable logistic services; we feel there is no requirement we can not satisfy.