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Patriot Torch SE High Performance 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, SSD £54.99 @ Amazon
Patriot Torch SE High Performance 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, SSD £54.99 @ Amazon

Patriot Torch SE High Performance 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, SSD £54.99 @ Amazon

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The Patriot Torch SE solid state drive (SSD) is the perfect solution for those looking to increase the performance and storage space of their system. Available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, the Torch SE SSD fits the needs of everyday users looking to eliminate load times versus traditional magnetic rotating HDDs. Built with a SATA III 6Gbps interface that is backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gpbs, the Torch SE SSD has sequential read speeds of up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 545MB/s. Measured at 7mm High in a 2.5” form factor the Torch SE fits neatly into any notebook or desktop PC. Utilizing a dram-less design, the Torch SE SSD has many advantages including lower power consumption and increased data reliability. Additionally, the Torch SE features include static and dynamic wear leveling, bad block management, low power management, trim support, and smart zip. The Patriot Torch SE is compatible with the most recent and legacy version of Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems.

128GB @ 34.99

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Cheap price OP - heat from me and my mate!

How does this compare with a samsung evo 850?

treguard

How does this compare with a samsung evo 850?



Could only find a review of the non-SE version, but apparently the Torch is an Amazon special anyway, so it's probably the same. Long story short, the Torch is pretty poor compared to the 850 EVO when doing both reads and writes, but it's to be expected given a £30 price difference.

kawauso

Could only find a review of the non-SE version, but apparently the Torch … Could only find a review of the non-SE version, but apparently the Torch is an Amazon special anyway, so it's probably the same. Long story short, the Torch is pretty poor compared to the 850 EVO when doing both reads and writes, but it's to be expected given a £30 price difference.



Thanks for the reply. I live in hope the 850 evo prices will come back down again. Weak pound obviously hasn't helped

treguard

Thanks for the reply. I live in hope the 850 evo prices will come back … Thanks for the reply. I live in hope the 850 evo prices will come back down again. Weak pound obviously hasn't helped



Rising NAND Flash prices won't help either.

Would this be good as a boot drive and a few games/programmes? I'm someone who doesn't currently own an ssd (crazy I know) so would it be worth me picking this up, or waiting for something like a SanDisk, crucial or integral to come down to a similar price? Or does those drives compare to this? Thanks

I've purchased the 512GB version to give a new lease of life to my Dell Studio that while long in the tooth is still a decent laptop. I won't have an opportunity to do the upgrade for a few days but from what I can gather from the datasheets the LE and SE are quite different. Phison 10 vs Phison 11 controllers for a start, if that makes much difference. Seems to be a different architecture to the LE. Either way it'll will be a big boost compared to the current HDD in the laptop.

mancityfan95

Would this be good as a boot drive and a few games/programmes? I'm … Would this be good as a boot drive and a few games/programmes? I'm someone who doesn't currently own an ssd (crazy I know) so would it be worth me picking this up, or waiting for something like a SanDisk, crucial or integral to come down to a similar price? Or does those drives compare to this? Thanks



​I can't comment on the reliability of this drive but in terms of performance, when it comes to SSDs my understanding is that the difference between the high end and low end brands is not likely to be noticeable to anyone except an obsessive and in any case will far outstrip a hard disk whatever the brand/speed... So to answer your question... Yes, but I'd get at least a 120gb if you're planning on putting the OS and apps on there as it will fill up quickly.

Apologies for the absolute lack of understanding of these things, but would this be a feasible purchase to add to my ASUS UX305 ultrabook that already has a 128gb SSD (rather than replace it)? I presume that I could add it into an additional space in the body?

Thanks for any responses.

oldcrazy77

Apologies for the absolute lack of understanding of these things, but … Apologies for the absolute lack of understanding of these things, but would this be a feasible purchase to add to my ASUS UX305 ultrabook that already has a 128gb SSD (rather than replace it)? I presume that I could add it into an additional space in the body? Thanks for any responses.


You are very unlikely to find free space for a 2.5" drive in an Ultrabook even if you are handy with a chisel and sticky back sellotape. They use M.2 drives these days which are much smaller.

Hello all, I have white MacBook early 2009 which is becoming DODO due to the hard drive spinning so much that it shuts down computer in 15 minutes of use. Will this one fit in? Many thanks for your expertise in advance.

When I click the link it goes to the 128gb one and I can't find the 256gb? Any ideas guys?

sparkie1984

When I click the link it goes to the 128gb one and I can't find the … When I click the link it goes to the 128gb one and I can't find the 256gb? Any ideas guys?



Yep...the 256gb is no longer available.

Agharta

You are very unlikely to find free space for a 2.5" drive in an Ultrabook … You are very unlikely to find free space for a 2.5" drive in an Ultrabook even if you are handy with a chisel and sticky back sellotape. They use M.2 drives these days which are much smaller.



Thanks for the advice - much appreciated.

I'm waiting for Intel's Optane. If it's as good as the hype, the performance will be incredible - up to 10 times faster than current SSDs.

Edited by: "Picard123" 28th Dec 2016

Picard123

I'm waiting for Intel's Optane. If it's as good as the hype, the … I'm waiting for Intel's Optane. If it's as good as the hype, the performance will be incredible - up to 10 times faster than current SSDs.


just read about optane. It seems this new type of memory will, at first, only be available in small sizes (16-32GB) and will act as a cache, not as a regular filesystem.

khodos

just read about optane. It seems this new type of memory will, at first, … just read about optane. It seems this new type of memory will, at first, only be available in small sizes (16-32GB) and will act as a cache, not as a regular filesystem.



I suspect it's going to be similar to when SSDs were first introduced to the market, except that small capacity Optane drives will probably be incorporated into existing SSDs initially to provide speed boost.

"these Optane products will require just one or two dies and will have no trouble fitting on to a short M.2 2242 card alongside a controller chip."

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10932/kaby-lake-systems-with-intel-optane-ssds-coming-soon

Like the development of SSDs, I'm sure we'll see bigger capacities and the price coming down once the production of it matures.There are already 140GB Optane drives about, albeit not quite ready for the retail market.

anandtech.com/sho…idf
Edited by: "Picard123" 29th Dec 2016

Back in Stock ...but £5 more....
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