Just a few weeks ago, Patriot launched its Zephyr SSD series featuring TRIM, but how does it stand up against other SSDs? NeoSeeker has carried out a review of the Patriot Zephyr 128GB and compares it against the Patriot Torqx 128GB as well as a competing drive, the OCZ Agility 60GB.
The review’s benchmarks include SiSoftware Sandra, HDTune, AS SSD and ATTO. To see how the drive performs in the realworld, they also carried out file copy operations, Windows 7 startup and shutdown using a traditional chronometer for timing, a nice addition over other reviews that just carry out synthetic benchmarks.
If you’re willing to fork over the cash, you’ll be able to pick up the 128GB Patriot Zephyr. This drive features low power consumption, silent operation, shock and vibration resistance, and of course has TRIM support. The drive also comes with a three year warranty, which many users may appreciate. How exactly will this little drive perform? Let’s find out!
Read the full review at Neoseeker
Unfortunately, it does not look like the drive did that well, at least going by the benchmarks carried out in the review, especially since it costs a lot more than similar competing 128GB drives. At present, according to the review, this 128GB model retails for about $350 (~€265 ex. VAT), so the only thing that would make it worthwhile would be a significant drop in the price. On the other hand, with just a handful of tests carried out, it is quite possible it has strong points.