Patriot Torqx Solid State Disk 128GB - HDTune Test Results Review

We used our usual test bed to house the Torqx:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770
Motherboard:Asus P5E3
Memory:2GB Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
Graphics Card:AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 using Catalyst 9.4 drivers
Operating System:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

The SSD is initially added as an unformatted slave drive, and subjected to read and write test runs of HD Tune Pro.

Out of the above, read speed is the factor that will have the greatest effect in most usage scenarios for the average consumer (at least in a desktop machine), since one would usually combine a small SSD to load the OS and essential or most frequently-used applications onto with a large mechanical hard drive for file storage. Thus, after installing your OS and programs, most writing operations are to the conventional hard drive.

In this scenario the Torqx easily surpasses Kingston’s SSDNow V Series, but is solidly beaten by both the OCZ Vertex and Intel X25-M.