Patriot evidently did not hear about Kingston's announcement of their 128GB drive, and their publicity material was prepared beforehand, because they announced that they were the first on the market with a 128GB drive. However, their announcement came a day later than Kingston's announcement.
Patriot has said their drive will be in their Extreme Magnum series, and said it will have a read speed of 31MB/s, and a write speed of 20MB/s.
The 128GB Patriot Ultra Fast Extreme Performance 210X Magnum Xporter USB 2.0 drive is $465.00 at Amazon. It is currently at Newegg for $399.99.
The 128GB Hi Speed 210X USB 2.0 Compatible Drive is backward compatible to USB 1.1. It is plug and play in Windows ME/2K/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.x, OS X and Linux. It has a life time warranty.
It is 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches in size. Magnum also boasts Microsoft® certification, Certified for Windows Vista™. The certification guarantees maximum compatibility, including the Vista® Readyboost feature. It is available from Amazon Marketplace. Retailers say the item is in stock.
It is one of the fastest USB drives currently on the market. In-house testing shows you can stream music and DivX movies directly from the disc. They have not tried playing Blu-ray directly from the drive.
A user review said it is very fast, with high quality construction, and the same speed as found in 64GB drives. 5 stars.