Patriot Torch 240GB SSD
Patriot's retail friendly Blaze is available from some brick and mortar stores such as Fry's Electronics.
The package gives some information about the features and warranty, but lacks performance information that some users would like to see while shopping from store shelves.
Inside, we found the Blaze 120GB SSD, and a paper manual that covers the warranty terms and product installation.
This is the Patriot Blaze consumer SSD.
The model and serial number are printed on the back label, as is the capacity notation.
The Blaze product series uses a 7mm z-height case design, so it will fit in notebooks and Ultrabooks that require the thin form factor.
The Blaze 120GB drive uses a different PCB than the Torch 120GB model we tested not long ago; the components are nearly identical though. The same Phison S9 controller is featured in both drives, and neither drive uses DRAM for a buffer. The Blaze uses genuine Micron 16nm flash that was packaged by Micron, and the Torch uses 16nm Micron NAND, but a third party packaged it.
The Phison S9 controller first appeared as controller used in cache applications where you pair a low capacity SSD with a mechanical hard drive to increase performance.
Over the years, we've seen several third-party packaged flash, and the performance and reliability has been the same. We obviously don't get many bottom-of-the-barrel SSDs, so you shouldn't take that as a blanket statement. Still, when we get NAND packaged by Micron, we know it's the real deal, and don't even need to worry about the quality of the flash. The Blaze uses real Micron NAND.
The Blaze uses eight NAND packages, and the Torch uses four; both are still 120GB though.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Pricing, and Availability]
- Page 2 [Patriot Torch 240GB SSD]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Initial Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Mixed Read / Write Workloads]
- Page 7 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test]
- Page 8 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test - Continued]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Enter our giant 'BFG' Blu-ray giveaway thanks to Disney!
- Discover the 'Secret Life of Pets' in our Blu-ray promo!
- PlayStation Plus Instant Game December line-up leaked
- Star Wars creator George Lucas 'really liked' Rogue One
- Facebook debuts 'Instant Games' app worldwide
- Gigabyte gaming 5 z170mx cant enable raid need help
- ASUS UX305UA - time till boot starts varies a lot
- Ga z170m d3h ddr3-cf seek bios non-k_oc and kaby_support
- ROCCAT SOVA MK Gaming Lapboard Review
- ASRock 990fx extreme4 & Fast- Ultra Fast Boot Issues
- ENERMAX launches REVOLUTION SFX, with the highest wattage 650W full modular SFX Model in standard 100mm depth
- Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 finals confirmed for two weekends in March with more than $600,000 in prizing
- Ultimate Media Ventures teams up with The Coalition for sanctioned December 18 Gears Of War 4 Pro-Am eSports Battle On The Strip Event
- Thecus introduces Scale-Out architecture to meet rising enterprise storage demand
- Plantronics launches RIG 800 series - first 24-hour wireless gaming headset