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Patriot Torch 120GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 14, 2015 3:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 69%Manufacturer: Patriot

Patriot Torch 120GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first look at the new Patriot Torch 120GB consumer SSD.

 

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The model and serial numbers are listed on the back of the drive with the capacity information.

 

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Torch uses a 7mm z-height case design, so it will fit in notebooks and Ultrabooks that require the ultra-thin case.

 

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There isn't much to see inside the drive. The PCB is very small by design, which is one way to reduce cost. The Phison S9 works without a DRAM buffer, which is another way to reduce costs; however, the page mapping must be read back from the slower NAND flash.

 

There are only two NAND packages on the PCB. Patriot chose to use IMFT 16nm synchronous flash.

 

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