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Patriot Warp V3 256GB 2.5-inch Solid State Disk - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

Patriot evolves the Warp Series into its third generation. Let's see how fast it can go this time around.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 20, 2009 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

Patriot Warp V3 256GB SSD

 

The Warp V3 carries over all of the benefits of the V2 model like high shock tolerance and cool operating temperatures. Building on the V2, the new V3 comes in higher capacity and faster read / write numbers.

 

As stated previously, the numbers are impressive with 256GB of data capacity, 240MB/s read speeds and up to 160 MB/s write speed. When it comes to today's modern SSDs, it is really a numbers game since all of the drives can take a beating and still continue to operate normally due to the lack of moving parts inside the drives.

 

The other number in the numbers game that is just as important to users is the cost. The Patriot Warp V3 has a fairly high number in this category as well. Granted, the drive is just now reaching store shelves so we should see a reduction in the cost of ownership in the coming weeks, but for now you will have to fork out nearly 600 USD to use the latest Patriot technology that is found in the Warp V3. To make matters worse, some of the other shops are really using the series popularity to stretch their margins; one etailer is charging 729.99 USD and another 731.00 for the Warp V3, ouch! - Your best price today is still Newegg's and it is currently 595.00.

 

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