Patriot Torqx 2 

Released April, 2011
  • 32 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II
  • 128 MB
5.3 Out of 10

The interface is compatible with all SATA standards, including SATA 6 Gbps.
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Patriot's Torqx 2 SSD uses a SATA-II 3 Gbps interface.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Patriot Torqx 2

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Torqx 2
5.2
840 Pro
6.8
4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Torqx 2
5.1
840 Pro
7.0
4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Torqx 2
5.3
840 Pro
6.3
AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Torqx 2
5.6
840 Pro
8.2
AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

5.3

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Torqx 2
5.3
840 Pro
7.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Patriot Torqx 2

4K Random Read

Torqx 2
33.08 MB/s
840 Pro
311.34 MB/s
Samsung 830
225.52 MB/s

4K Random Write

Torqx 2
6.36 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Patriot Torqx 2


7.5
Patriot's Torqx 2 128 GB SSD is available online for $225.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Its performance is about on par with that of a typical high-performance harddrive - far away from other common SSDs today.
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This move alone, probably for cost, has a significant effect on performance because the number of flash channels is reduced by half.
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However, when used on a SATA 6 Gbps port the drive will only provide up to 300 MB/s throughput.
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Price

If it were priced at $199, to achieve a solid-state price per GB leadership it could become interesting for specific applications.
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However, with a price of $225 at this time for the 128 GB variant, the drive is just too expensive to be able to find a niche for itself.
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The Patriot Torqx 2 128 GB SSD is based on the less-well-known Phison PS3105 flash controller which is a cost effective alternative to more expensive controllers from Indilinx or SandForce, for example.
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Speed

Patriot is targeting the drive specifically at users who do not yet have the fast SATA 6 Gbps interface in their computer.
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Quality

Being headquartered in the United States they promise leading quality without compromise for quality.
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Cache

It provides operating memory and cache for the SSD controller.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 32 GB
Cache 128 MB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller Phison PS3105-S5
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 97 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,500,000 hours
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