Patriot has always impressed us with their solid state drive offerings and the Torqx is no exception. The synthetic benchmarks show that the Torqx has a lot of potential even though the real world numbers only show the drive performing with the pack of other Indilinx Barefoot controlled drives. Patriot has left the door open to future performance increases or even optimizations for particular tasks, something that most of the companies neglected to include.
Enthusiasts have started moving to SSDs in droves for their desktop and workstations and rightly so since the performance increase can be felt within seconds of turning high performance systems on. Patriot has taken the steps to make the transition from a 3.5 inch drive to the 2.5 inch Torqx much easier. This shows that Patriot listens to what enthusiasts are saying on forums and what storage product reviewers are saying in their reviews.
Cost is always going to be a big factor when it comes time to actually purchase a product and this is where Patriot has fallen short. At 399 USD the Torqx has the highest off the shelf cost of the consumer Barefoot drives we have tested to date. Once you factor in the actual cost of ownership the margin is reduced with the other drives needing some form of adapter to fit in a majority of desktops, but with the G.Skill Falcon selling for only 325.00 USD some users may be swayed by the low cost and find an aftermarket adapter while keeping the true cost of ownership under that of the Torqx. Patriot was a little late to the party with this generation of drives so hopefully as time passes the e-tail cost will shrink as it normally does.
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