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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




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




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




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






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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