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Patriot Torqx 64GB SSD

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Posted June 16, 2009 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are flash-based storage devices that have taken the computer world by storm over the last few years.  They remain very expensive overall, though prices are dropping and increased competition in the market will continue that downward trend. Nonetheless, the promise of massive performance increases is a very attractive lure, particularly to enthusiasts.  However, not all SSDs are created equal; there is a wide range of performance available on the market. In fact, some SSDs are not as fast as top traditional hard disk drives such as Western Digital’s Velociraptor.  New SDD controllers, however, particularly the Indilinx ‘Barefoot", are making multi-layer SSDs far better in terms of overall performance, and notably in the write-to department.

Not coincidentally, today we’re looking at a new multi-layer SSD that features the ‘Barefoot’ controller, and promises some very fast performance numbers, particularly with Write operations. Patriot’s Torqx is the latest in their product lineup, and the performance claims sound impressive.   Today we’ll pit it against some of the fastest traditional hard disk drives, and also alongside Intel’s renowned X-25M SSD, and see if this Patriot Torqx has the horsepower to keep pace with the front runners.

Thanks go to our friends at Patriot Memory for supplying the review sample.

Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. 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. 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.

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