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Patriot Torch 120GB SSD Review (Page 2)

By Chris Ramseyer on Jan 14, 2015 09:15 am CST - 0 mins, 40 secs reading time for this page
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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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