Patriot Torqx 128GB MLC SSD

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George Batey

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  It comes with the latest firmware, which supports TRIM for Win7 (as per
Crystal Disk Info), so there's no need to worry about TRIM. Write cycle
lifespan is really no big deal; just don't defragment the SSD and move
your browser cache and temporary folders to a hard drive to cut back on
writing. Worst case scenario is that the thing explodes, but if you make
frequent back-ups and save the receipt, you can get a replacement from
Patriot because of the 10-year warranty. In an hour, you'll be up and
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Samsung makes the DRAM modules found in nearly all popular SSD products today, with Elpida and Qimonda also adding their name to cache buffer parts. JMicron, Indilinx, and Samsung engineer many of the most well-known SSDs on the market, with end-manufacturer companies adding their own branding, custom-tuned firmware, and warranty. The Patriot (Fusion) Torqx 128GB MLC SSD is one such product, built from a proven architecture that has done well for others of the same controller family.Performance enthusiasts have been keeping notes on SSD technology for a while now, and until recently the price and performance of Solid State Drives were not within reach for casual consumers. SSD products are quickly moving mainstream, and former marketing points like power consumption is now the least impressive of all benefits a Solid State Drive delivers. The real payoff is in the practically instant response time and high-performance throughput. Capacity and stuttering were once the only problems keeping SSDs from replacing HDDs, but now it's just capacity.

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geewhipped

I bought 23 of the 64GB version of these drives for work... I put them into ThinkPads for the salesmen to make them faster and more shock-proof.

So far, three of them have failed. If you look on newegg and amazon reviews, you'll see a LOT of people talking about their Torqx drives failing.

It is a real shame because I love this drive... I have the 128GB model as the primary drive in my Dell M6400 laptop and it is crazy fast... but I'm going to order an Intel X25M to replace it today.

If you still want to get a 128GB Torqx for cheap, mine will be on ebay next week.

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elgilicious

I got the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD because every reviewer has been raving about its speed, I was tired of waiting for my OS and games to load, and I had $350 lying around.

It comes with the latest firmware, which supports TRIM for Win7 (as per Crystal Disk Info), so there's no need to worry about TRIM. Write cycle lifespan is really no big deal; just don't defragment the SSD and move your browser cache and temporary folders to a hard drive to cut back on writing. Worst case scenario is that the thing explodes, but if you make frequent back-ups and save the receipt, you can get a replacement from Patriot because of the 10-year warranty. In an hour, you'll be up and running again. Really, all this fuss about write cycles is paranoia.

The Torqx is in line with the G.Skill Falcon, OCZ Vertex, and Intel X-25-M as far as price and performance, but it comes with a 3.5" mounting bracket for desktop cases. The warranty alone should be enough to steer you toward the Torqx given that nobody knows how long these things will really last.

I can't wait to put Win7 on this thing.

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Lars Rasmussen

Does the drive firmware support TRIM running in Windows 7?

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LGA1156

This is great but the cost is still way too high, if it was around 200 I would have already ordered it

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nsk chaos

i would get that

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nekollx

 MOST SSDs have a shelf life of 10 years

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blindhorizon

one thing i never see in any reviews of SSD Drives is the life span.  i know they say don't defrag them because it will cut there life shorter.  but how long is shorter, 5 years off for 100 years of use/life.  i'm a gamer, CD/DVD and soon to be blue-ray copier/maker, Video, audio, and Photoshop person and those applications have allot of writes and rewrites from the drives with caching how will that effect the drive.  currently i replace my drives about every 3-5 years sometimes sooner depending on if a drive goes bad early or technology makes an advancement that makes the upgrade worth it. 

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Larry Lee

An SSD drive does not require fragmentation.

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nekollx

 they can and do fragment, it's just not relevent in most cases. Really a good defrag once every 3 years is enough just so the files are a bit better organized. but its not mandantor.

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