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Patriot Zephyr 128GB Solid State Drive - The Patriot Zephyr

Patriot attempts to offer a low cost SSD, but did the Zephyr hit its mark or fall short of the target?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 13, 2010 5:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 72%      Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

The Patriot Zephyr

 

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The Patriot Zephyr uses a holographic label that shows the drives capacity and model name.

 

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On the back we found the model number and serial number.

 

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On the side of the Zephyr we found both of the mounting screw holes in the correct places.

 

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The back of the drive has the standard SATA power and data connectors in place. We also found a four prong diagnostic port that may have consumer use down the road.

 

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On the inside we found the JMicron JM612 controller, 64MB cache module from Samsung and Intel NAND flash.

 

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Sixteen flash chips make up the 128GB used on the drive and they are single stack. The 256GB model will most likely be double stacked and the 64GB model will only populate a single side of the PCB.

 

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