- Brand Name: Patriot
- Model Number: PT2128GS25SSDR
- Hard Disk Size: 128.0 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 year warranty
- Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
Patriot Torqx 2 Series 128 GB SATA II 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive PT2128GS25SSDR
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- Sequential Read: up to 270MB/s and Sequential Write: up to 230MB/s
- Interface: SATA I/II
- Supports RAID and TRIM (O/S dependent)
- 128MB DRAM Cache
- O/S Support: Win XP / Vista / 7 / Linux
- 3 Year Warranty
- Based on internal ATTO Disk Benchmark testing
- Capacities stated are unformatted. The total formatted capacity for the drive will differ, depending on the operating system and file system used.
From the Manufacturer
Boost your system performance with the Patriot Torqx 2 SSDs and maximize your computing experience. The Patriot Torqx 2 SSDs breathes new life into your system by supercharging all your computing tasks including mundane day-to-day productivity and web browsing tasks as well as PC gaming for virtually instant system response with each mouse click.
A cutting-edge new SSD controller architecture enables the Patriot Torqx 2 to achieve read speeds up to 270MB/s and completely take advantage of the SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface. Write speeds up to 230MB/s ensure quick software installations and creation of large files with the Patriot Torqx 2 for an unmatched computing experience.
Available in capacities of 32GB/64GB/128GB and 256GB and a 3-year warranty, Patriot Torqx 2 lets you choose the right capacity to satisfy your storage and wallet requirements. Regardless of the size you choose, the Patriot Torqx 2 series deliver maximize performance in all capacities.
SATA II and TRIM Support
Torqx 2 drives support SATA II at 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s, with TRIM support. Torqx 2 delivers reliable sequential data transfers of up to 270MB/s read and 230MB/s write speeds. TRIM support prolongs the life of your solid state drive by intelligently handling garbage collection and preventing degradation of write speeds on SSDs over time. (TRIM must be supported by your OS for use with Torqx 2 drives.)
Torqx 2 solid state drives are supported by nearly every operating system, including Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, Mac OS X, and most versions of Linux. This makes Torqx 2 a simple upgrade for your existing system, or a powerful and reliable basis for a new system.
|Capacity||32 GB||64 GB||128 GB||256 GB|
|SATA I/II Interface|
|Sequential Read||up to 270MB/s||up to 270MB/s||up to 270MB/s||up to 270MB/s|
|Sequential Write||up to 230MB/s||up to 230MB/s||up to 230MB/s||up to 230MB/s|
|Cache||128MB DRAM||128MB DRAM||128MB DRAM||128MB DRAM|
|Data Reliability||Built in BCH 9, 24-bit ECC||Built in BCH 9, 24-bit ECC||Built in BCH 9, 24-bit ECC||Built in BCH 9, 24-bit ECC|
|Power Consumption||DC 5V, Standby 0.5W, Operating 5.3W||DC 5V, Standby 0.5W, Operating 5.3W||DC 5V, Standby 0.5W, Operating 5.3W||DC 5V, Standby 0.5W, Operating 5.3W|
|Data Retention >5 years at 25° C|
|MTFB > 1,500,000 Hours|
|TRIM Support (O/S dependent)|
|Support for Win XP / Vista / 7 / Linux|
|What Can You Store?|
|Digital Music (hours)||533||1,066||2,132||4,264|
|Digital Photos (files) |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
|Digital Videos (hours)||32||64||128||256|
|HD Video (hours) |
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
What the Critics are Saying About the Patriot Memory Torqx 2 SSD
"Congratulations to Patriot for not only listening to consumer demand for a price conscious SSD that has availably capacity, but also, for sticking with the 99% of computer users that are still living in the SATA 2 computer world."
"Looking at the CrystalDisk Mark tests in read speed, the Torqx 2 128 GB shows the best performance with sequential transfer speeds of 256 MB/s."
"During our tests we were able to fully test the Torqx 2 and, among the strengths identified, we must mention the consistency of performance in reading and writing on the pattern of medium and large size, even in extreme situations, where the controller Phison proves more efficient."
Top Customer Reviews
But it turns out all is not lost. The Patriot Torqx 2 has a Phison PS3105 controller. While Patriot doesn't offer a firmware upgrade, mydigitaldiscount does.
Please search for "phison PS3105 firmware" and read the upgrade instructions knowing full well, if executed, may (will) violate Patriot's warranty (and completely erase the SSD). Windows 7 backup and restore worked fine for me. YMMV.
Oh, was it worth it? The short answer is yes. But, I think I want the time I wasted refunded. Next SSD, I will not fall for the $30 rebate scam, but will look at the benchmark reviews. If I had, this SSD would have been better utilized as a shim for my wobbly desk.