Patriot goes their own way with the Torqx 2 128GB SSD
Subject: Storage | May 23, 2011 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: patriot, torqx, ssd, phison, PS3105-S5
Instead of using everyone's favourite Sandforce controller, Patriot opted for the Phison PS3105-S5 controller to provide the speed to their new Torqx 2 lineup. The controller differs from Sandforce in two ways, one good and one bad. On the bad side even the claimed read and write speeds are slower, at 210 and 150MB/s but on the plus side the drives will be noticably less expensive than the competitions. Legion Hardware put this 128GB SSD to the test and weren't disappointed, though their expectations were fairly low going into the review.
"There was never the expectation that the Patriot Torqx 2 128GB might blow our socks off, with claimed read/write performance of just 270–230MB/s that was just not going to happen. At best we were hoping for a mid-range product and at $225 US for the 128GB version this is how the Torqx 2 is priced."
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