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Old July 16, 2009, 08:20 PM
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Patriot has been at the forefront of the SSD battle and are quickly advancing their lineup. Today we take a look at one of their newest products: the Torqx 128GB which is based off a design we have seen a few times before. What sets this SSD apart from the competition? Let's start with the 10 year warranty...... [ Read full article ]

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Old July 16, 2009, 08:40 PM
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I have a hard time believing these will last 10 years. In a year or two people will be replacing them with a newer faster drive. So it is great marketing. Good warranty to get customers to you, but chances are not actually have to replace all that many after 3-4 years.


OT here, I don't suppose you guys will be reviewing the new X25-M's coming out anytime soon?
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OT here, I don't suppose you guys will be reviewing the new X25-M's coming out anytime soon?
I cannot confirm or deny reviews of unreleased products.
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I have a hard time believing these will last 10 years. In a year or two people will be replacing them with a newer faster drive. So it is great marketing. Good warranty to get customers to you, but chances are not actually have to replace all that many after 3-4 years.
It probably has more to do with the general public's fear of MLC NAND write endurance than anything.

There are still people who think they'll "wear out" their SSDs by writing to them and even suggest using HDDs instead. By offering a warranty twice as long as any HDD they hope to alleviate such fears.
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I am hoping that a review on the adata will reveal performance close to or just behind the torqx. because i do not really have the money for 2 x torqx right this summer ha ha.
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Which ADATA? We just received one.
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Which ADATA? We just received one.
I think GingerB's referring to the 593 that AkG said he's testing:

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yes the 592. people keep comparing it to the ocz agility but if you read the specs there 50 mb higher across the board( read/write) and it has the same controller chipas the torqx i think. i have high hopes will see as soon as AKG can get a review out.
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Nice review, although it's getting a little frustrating looking at all the rebadges/similar underpinings. I guess you can't fault companies for using what works, and it's certainly preferable to the alternative. I suppose we're pretty easily jaded in the tech sector.

Q: Something's that's kind of bugged me since I started looked at SSD reviews - What is exactly is happening, that a SSD can have a lower burst speed than average speed (HDTach Reads)? Different mechanisms at work, I assume, but can someone enlighten me on the specifics?
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I know what you mean MpG and your not alone. ;)
Its most likely an issue with the software. HDtach was designed for Hard Disk Drives and while it is the standard and one of the better ones available....its in need of a rewrite to properly test ALL SSDs. THAT or its a bug in the Indi controller. Needless to say it was VERY frustrating the first dozen times I got those results and I went..."what the hell?!....that can't be right!" and redid them again, and again...and again :)
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