Like most USB flash drives, the Supersonic Rage Prime comes packaged in a cardboard blister pack. The front of the card advertises many of the drive's key features including its capacity, rated speed, capless design and USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface. The back of the card provides a bit more information regarding the Supersonic Rage Prime's features, capabilities and supported operating systems.


Physical Features:

The Supersonic Rage Prime shares the same basic design as Patriot's previous capless USB flash drive, the Supersonic Rage Elite. The drive measures 5.3cm (L) x 2.1cm (W) x 1.0cm (H) and weighs in at about 8.2g.

The body of the Supersonic Rage Prime is constructed out of white and black plastic. The body also has a large, red Patriot logo as well as one showing the Supersonic Rage Pro model name and its capacity. On the end of the Supersonic Rage Prime there is a loop where you can attach the drive to your key ring. While you can't see it in these pictures, there is an LED behind the loop that lights up red whenever the drive is transmitting or receiving data or is in the identification process.

To reveal the Supersonic Rage Prime's USB connector, simply press down on the opposite end of the drive using your thumb. Unfortunately, the slider does not lock into place so it has a tendency to retract back into the drive when you try to plug it into your computer.

I wasn't able to crack the Supersonic Rage Prime open. However, using tools like CrystalDiskInfo and GetInfo, I could see that the drive uses Phison's PS2251-17 controller. Designed for use in high-capacity USB flash drives, this DRAM-less USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller is compatible with both TLC and QLC NAND and supports 2 NAND channels with 16 CE (Chip Enables) per channel. The PS2251-17 also features a built-in thermal sensor as well as Phison’s 4th Generation LDPC ECC engine for improved data reliability.