5. Final thoughts
Phison says that its PS3105-S5 SSD controller offers 250 MB/s sequential reads and 220 MB/s writes, which somehow Patriot claims to have increased to 270 MB/s read and 230 MB/s write maximum speeds. In the majority of our benchmarks, the performance numbers of the 128GB Patriot Torqx 2 matched the Phison specification. The SSD delivered 254.8 /224.6 MB/s peak read and writes speeds using the CrystalMark and ATTO Disk Benchmark SSD speed tests. Benchmarks such as the HDTachRW and the HD Tune produced lower results. We should also mention the drive's lacklustre random write performance.
As it was expected , the drive performed better when it dealt with files larger than 128KB. For instance, in the ATTO Benchmark, the Patriot Torqx 2 gave an average of 225 MB/s for write and more than 265 MB/s for read , especially with files larger than 128 KB, in Queue Depth 4.
On the other hand, the 128GB SSD was slow at the Iometer operational performance tests, with the 1194. With such a performance, the Patriot Torqx 2 rounds out the low-end of all solid state drive devices. In addition, the average I/O response time was extremely high (7.1855 ms).
In terms of overall value, Patriot has priced their entry-level Torqx 2 SSDs to be affordable when compared to other current-generation solid-state storage products of the same capacity. Patriot's 128GB: PT2128GS25SSDR retails online for $225, which is a good price for the category.
With all these in mind, users who just need a good alternative to their hard disk storage and do not have a 6Gb/s SATA notebook, could easily choose the 128GB Torqx 2 SSD. Iit's significantly quicker than a hard disk, has ample sequential throughput and it offers many of the benefits of solid-state storage;, no moving parts, greater resistance to shock and silent operation.
Hardware enthusiasts could look to other solutions if they need quick response times, their workload revolves around random reads and writes and work under demanding applications and I/O environments.
+ 265/225 MBps read/write speed with ATTO
+ Supports TRIM, NCQ, and SMART
+ Consistent read and write
+ 3-Year Patriot product warranty support
+ Good price
- Very low solid state IOPS performance
- Response times could be lower