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Patriot Torqx 2 Review Discussion

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The Torqx 2 is a new line of SSDs from Patriot Memory, which was announced and started shipping at the beginning of the month. Available in 32GB to 256GB capacities, the SATA 3Gb/s drive uses a rarely seen Phison controller to deliver read speeds of 270MB/s and writes of 230MB/s. We put this 2.5-inch drive through its paces and stack it up against its competitors.

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I'm not sure I would buy this drive at half the current selling price.

Do you think it suffers from the stuttering performance of the original jmicron drives?

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We didn't see stuttering, note, it doesn't use a JMicron controller. Regardless though, we can't justify this drive at the current prices, Patriot didn't think this through very well.

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Don't count on the drive being heavily discounted just because it's slow - the flash and DRAM still cost the same, no matter how slow the controller is.

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You're right...I'd expect discounts based on inventory not moving. I just can't see any case why someone would buy this drive right now. Given that - eventually Patriot will have to take the loss and sell these for what they can.

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