“Just yesterday on my monthly journey to Fry’s, I noticed several retail boxed Patriot Warp Drives in a locked cabinet. The 128 GB model like the one we are looking at today was on sale for 369.00 U.S.D., around 20 Dollars more than the Newegg price. For many the high cost will be a big turn off and the Warp will not enjoy the same commercial success that a VelociRaptor will, but a 128GB SSD just a few months back would have set you back 1100 Dollars or more.
The Patriot Warp that we are looking at today is actually the second revision to the Warp Series. Very few of the first versions were released and unfortunately I didn’t have a Rev 1 sample on hand to test against the Rev 2. It should be noted that the packaging we received our Warp in did not specify if it was a V1 or V2, but we were assured it was the new V2. We will of course compare the drive to the other 2.5-inch drives we have tested since moving over to the new hard disk workstation.”
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Vantec NexStar 3i HDD Enclosure @ techPowerUp
- Eagle Tech ET-CS2LSU2-BK (2.5″ SATA To USB Enclosure) @ Bjorn3D
- Thecus N4100 Pro NAS Review @ Tweaknews
- Thermaltake Vi-On HDD Enclosure @ TechwareLabs
- SanDisk Cruzer Titanium Plus USB Flash Drive @ Futurelooks
The Patriot Warp V2 128GB SSD is the newest version of Patriot’s MLC SSDs. TweakTown didn’t have the first version handy, so it was difficult to see how the performance has changed. They did have a few other SSDs and platter based drives hanging around, and the Warp outpaced them all almost straight across the board. SSDs are quickly maturing, their pricing is dropping faster than the performance is increasing; not that the performance isn’t improving steadily.