Patriot is upfront in the fact that its new Torqx 2 solid state drive line isn't the fastest on the market, nor is it intended to be. Built to take advantage of the SATA II (3Gbps) interface, Patriot says it's looking to deliver "the perfect balance of price and performance." Don't misunderstand that to think the Torqx 2 is slow. On paper, this new series is rated at up to 270MB/s read and up to 230MB/s write speeds.
"We recognize there are a lot of users with desktops and notebooks that want the SSD performance experience but lack SATA III (6Gbps) compatibility to fully take advantage of our higher-end drives," says Meng Jay Choo, Patriot Memory's Flash Memory Product Division. "With the new Patriot Torqx 2 series, we are able to deliver a significant performance boost an attractive prices."
That all sounds great, unfortunately Patriot failed to mention any MSRPs. Patriot did, however, say the new drives will ship this week in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with a 2.5-inch form factor and TRIM support.
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