We weren't able to run our Notebook Battery Life Test on the Blaze or Torch SSDs since the reported capacity is just under what our initial image drive used. That means we can't clone the image to these drives.
When it comes to value class SSDs, pricing is the name of the game. Some people just want to buy the lowest cost SSD they can, in many cases, just to get in the flash game. While still an SSD, the Patriot Blaze doesn't really deliver the same performance as many of the SSDs we've talked about for years. Looking in at generations of SATA and controllers, this is one of the slowest SATA III SSDs ever released, and in real-world conditions, some SATA II drives would actually perform better.
Price wise, you can find the Patriot Blaze 120GB for as low as $69.99, which is a very low dollar amount, but at some point, you have to ask if a SSD designed to "perform better than a HDD", is a worthy purchase. If you are only going to spend $60 on your data, then you might be better off just keeping the mechanical hard drive your PC shipped with from the factory.
PRICING: You can find the Patriot Blaze 120GB SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Patriot Blaze 120GB retails for $83.05 at Amazon.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||87%|
|Bundle and Packaging||88%|
|Value for Money||85%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||79%|
The Bottom Line: Patriot's Blaze 120GB is really only for those just dipping a toe in the SSD waters. The drive gives you a taste of the SSD experience, but with such a small size and low performance, it's just a small dose of what other products are capable of.
- 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]
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