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Patriot Torqx PFZ256GS25SSDR 2.5" 256GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA II
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Enjoy extra performance and reliability on your PC with Patriot's Torqx Solid State Drive. Unlike regular hard disks, the Patriot Torqx solid state drives have no moving parts for a secure, stable storage format. The Torqx series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including the state-of-the-art NAND flash chips and controller design, complete with 64MB of onboard cache to offer faster transfers and superior overall system response times.

These innovative drives deliver outstanding performance with the SATA II interface that offers an ultra-fast speed of 3.0 Gbps and a maximum storage capacity of up to 256GB. The Patriot solid state disk drives utilize specially selected ICs to enable a life expectancy of over 280 years and impact resistance up to 1500G/0.5ms.

  • newegg SSD Storage Technology Acting without any moving parts, the Patriot Torqx 256GB solid state disk (SSD) boasts multiple advanced features including zero mechanical noise, faster data rates compared to conventional HDDs, over 2.5-million-hour life span, ultra-low power consumption and impressive shock, vibration and extreme temperature resistance. With these breakthrough capabilities, the SSD meets all the demanding requirements for high-performance data storage.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Patriot Torqx 256GB solid state disk features the next-generation SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg 2.5" Form Factor The Patriot Torqx 256GB solid state disk is specifically designed for notebook computers equipped with a 2.5" SATA drive bay. And with the bundled 3.5” bracket included, the disk can also be mounted to your desktop's 3.5" drive bay.

Learn more about the Patriot Memory PFZ256GS25SSDR

General

Brand
Patriot
Series
Torqx
Model
PFZ256GS25SSDR
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Interface
SATA II
Height
0.36"
Width
3.93"
Depth
2.74"
Weight
0.2 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 260MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 180MBps
MTBF
>2,500,000 Hours

Features

Features
3.5" bracket included
Raid Support: 0, 1, 0+1
64MB DRAM Cache

Environmental

Power Consumption (Active)
<550mA
Max Shock Resistance
1500G/0.5ms
Max Vibration Resistance
20G/10~2000Hz with 3 Axis

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
10 years limited
Labor
10 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 10 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 10 years


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  • Nathan R.
  • 6/18/2012 9:18:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs2 Years Later

Pros: Despite what most people have been saying here. This drive has lasted me now well over 2 years and continues to work great. Performance stayed strong the entire time.

Cons: Cost at purchase. But justified in that I got great use out of it for a long time.

Other Thoughts: A Long since forgotten drive that should not have been.

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  • Fernando R.
  • 7/16/2010 1:24:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEXTREMELY DISPLEASED!!!

Pros: INITIALLY fast, after that their performance will decay to HO-HUM speeds after only 3 months of regular gaming & business usage. BEWARE!!!

Cons: Seriously, for the $700 bucks I spent (convincing the wife how much I needed this new technology, how amazingly superior to regular HDDs it was, etc, etc...), I was expecting at least something to defeat a Western Digital Velociraptor (the gaming average). Just like my fellow reviewer below, my Patriot Torqx died without warning on a friday afternoon, taking with it all my crucial data. Even though my last back-up had been a month ago, it is very unnerving to make such a solid investment, blowing off all the warnings around the internet that SSDs are not yet ready for prime time, simply to be a baby and have the ultimate computer with the ultimate parts. Thanks Patriot, but I am going back to the WD Velociraptor, I hope this persuades anyone from purchasing this and facing the same dead-end as me. Now I must pray to get some kind of refund from Patriot. Wish me luck!

Other Thoughts: Listen to me, spend your money elsewhere!!! The firmware updates were a major hassle and the SSD will die on you on a beautiful day, just to ruin a whole month's work. Do yourself a favor and get a WD Velociraptor or better, they are significantly cheaper and will love you long time.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear MisterWarfare,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you haven't already done so, please don't hesitate to contact support@patriotmem.com and one of our knowledgeable support reps will be glad to help you troubleshoot the issue.

Kind Regards,
Patriot Memory Support

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  • Rudi M.
  • 4/14/2010 7:03:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot up to it

Pros: Fast even after 7 months until a sudden lights out crash. Fast boot times in Win 7.

Used in a Sony laptop. Longer battery life, runs cooler. Boots win 7 in 30 seconds.

Cons: The drive failed suddenly and without warning at 7 months of every day use. It just went lights out with no warning at all. This is totally unexpected and should not happen with a SS device. Even the classic HD lasts longer than this. I am not happy.

Norton Ghost 15 saved me on this one!

Other Thoughts: It appears that the SSD rush is a little premature. One of these should last for years.

New Egg is the greatest with excellent service.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Smrtdoc,

We're sorry for any invonvenience this may have caused you. Rest assured that all our SSD drives go through extensive testing before it is released to the public. Furthemore, we have released a 1916 firmware that should increase the longterm stability with your drive as it implements trim. If you haven't already done so, please don't hesitate to contact support@patriotmem.com to get your drive replaced.

Sincere Regards,
Patriot Memory Support Team

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  • Dakota H.
  • 3/31/2010 1:27:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOrdered on 01/16/2010, still going strong.

Pros: Fast.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The disparity between reviews of this product appear to be the difference between those users who realized they needed to update the firmware before use to get TRIM support and those users who did not.

Unfortunately, the following is not made more clear to people shopping for SSDs:

UPDATE THE FIRMWARE AS SOON AS YOU GET IT.

UPDATING THE FIRMWARE WIPES THE DRIVE.

MAKE SURE THE OS YOU USE IT WITH SUPPORTS TRIM.

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  • Ahsun M.
  • 3/23/2010 8:58:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive degrades then fails in less than 8 months

Pros: 1. Silent. 2. Runs cooler. 3. Was once faster than the 7200 rpm drive it replaced. After 6 months I was lucky to even get 12 Mb/s read.

Cons: The primary reason for buying it was reliability. A room full of executives half-way around the world are not really interested in how fast my laptop can run chkdsk or whether it will choose to boot up after its done.

When a product claims an MTBF of 2,500,000 hrs (that's over 285 years), and this is the second reported failure under a year just here on NewEgg, one wonders if they know what they are talking about.

Failure started with disk becoming very slow, then more and more corrupted sectors being found on each boot-up. Eventually system components were lost and I could not boot up, though I was able to mount the drive using an external USB case. Getting files off proved painful as read speed kept dropping, then eventually total failure. Lots of frustration, random hanging/crashes and unpredictable behavior on the way.

The second reason for getting a SSD would be speed. Yes, it was definitely faster in the beginning, but that initial thrill is now a distant fading mem

Other Thoughts: In response to the previous post on a failed drive Patriot suggested flashing to the latest firmware. The post didn't mention that Firmware updates will wipe out all data, and how do they suggest you get the data off the failed drive anyway?? Basically unless you are running a RAID-1 expect to lose all your data since the last backup. On a laptop, running mirrored drives (if your laptop even supports it) means other compromises - cost, weight, battery life, no CDROM drive...

And I certainly would not reuse a failed drive again, so flashing a new bias is kind of an intellectual exercise...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear M5 MOO,

We are sorry for any invonveniences this may have caused you. The Nand Flash chips in SSD's do perform faster than standard hard drives. The only drawback is that performance would decrease as the drives become more filled. This is the reason we recommend performing the firmware upgrade beforehand. It implements trim (if running Windows 7) that automatically restores cells after writes. An alternative would be running the Wiper utility to restore the performance in the drive.

Furthermore, We're sorry that we did not state in a previous review that the firmware upgrade will wipe the data out. However, you can refer to the how-to manual to find this in the "Important Notes" section. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any further questions you may have.

Thank You for Choosing Patriot Memory!

Sincere Regards,
Patriot Memory Support
Support@Patriotmem.com

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  • John M.
  • 3/14/2010 8:06:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's a winner

Pros: Fast start up and shutdown, Noticed dramatic increase in satellite download, closer to actual speed paid for. Runs silently, but if your case fans are noisy, forget it. Expect all SSDs in five years.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: Running several Vista and Win 7s with std disks, and they are close to the same shutdown speeds as this SSD. The difference is that when you fill your box with large file and multiple programs, the SSD is the winner, while the std disk operates more slowly.

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  • Duane B.
  • 3/11/2010 1:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead Drive

Pros: Fast

Cons: Dead

Other Thoughts: This drive died after 2 months. It started being unrecognized at boot-up. Wanting to be safe I was doing a complete backup when the drive died completely. It cannot be read at all. This is dead, my data is lost. For the price I am extremely disappointed and highly frustrated. I own about 10 SSD drives of various brands and this is the only one that has given me any troubles. I would not recommend it at all!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank You for selecting Patriot for your computer needs. We're glad that the performance was there for you as you found that the drive was fast. We are sorry that your drive died on you. A few things we can recommend is trying to flash to the latest 1916 firmware to see if it alleviates the issue to get it to be recognized again. For further technical support please contact one of our knowledgable reps to either get your drive working again or promptly send you a replacement drive under warranty.

Kind Regards,
Patriot Memory Support Team
support@patriotmem.com

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  • Garry B.
  • 3/7/2010 8:02:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Very fast. No problems.

Cons: The price

Other Thoughts: As soon as i got the drive i updated to the latest firmware.
then installed it in my ACER Laptop.
Reinstalled Windows 7. And its been running great ever since. Had no problems what so ever.

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  • Tony F.
  • 2/25/2010 4:04:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTHEY ARE JUNK!

Pros: This looked like a great option. I already have two other Patriot SSDs (Patriot Torqx M28 Series PTX256GS25SSDR) in my machine and I decided to get two more that were newer and faster. And yes...they are fast fast fast.

Cons: After 99 days one of the new Patriot SSDs died (Patriot Torqx PFZ256GS25SSDR). I submitted an RMA and they are going to replace it. Sure enough, THE DAY I MAILED THE DRIVE to them to replace, the other new Patriot SSD failed. The two original Patriot drives (Patriot Torqx M28 Series PTX256GS25SSDR) are still working in the same machine without issue...but I found out that I cant update the firmware...which means these drives will just get slower and slower. I ordered two Intel drives. Patriot is junk.
Now I have to RMA the other drive. I supposed they will make good USB drives.

Other Thoughts: I cant RMA them through newegg (I LOVE how easy newegg handles things), so I have to go through Patriot directly.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have casued you. We've discovered that there maybe be a bad batch of drives on the field. If you've rma'd the drive directly through us, rest assured that you should be receiving a drive from a different lot code.

Furthermore our M28 drives do have firmware upgrades available enabling the drive to supprot Trim. Please don't hesitate to contact support@patriotmem.com for any technical issues you may be having.

Kind Regards,
Patriot Memory Support Team

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  • Richard R.
  • 11/12/2009 7:42:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy

Pros: Fast and includes 2.5 to 3.5 adapter if you want to install in a desktop/tower. Indilinx Barefoot controller

Cons: Other than it being expensive, none.

Other Thoughts: Moved everything from my 2 year old, well used HP laptops boot drive (Vista Ultimate 64, not rigorously cleaned of bloatware) onto this SSD (and added more RAM) and now total cold boot time is down around 35 seconds to usable status. (Down from around 2 minutes)

Those 2 items were the best money on a used laptop that I have ever spent.

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