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Patriot SSDs Offer 10-Year Warranty

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 18 comments

Patriot Memory has released a new series of SSDs with an expanded warranty and upgraded cache.

Patriot Memory announced today that its new Torqx M28 Series SSDs are now available for purchase in two capacities: 128 GB and 256 GB. The company is also backing the new drives with a huge 10-year warranty, apparently the first of its kind in the industry. Originally, the company offered two-year warranties on its SSDs, however Patriot's Director of Sales said that the new extended warranty applies to all consumer purchases prior to today's announcement, meaning anything previously bought from the company is now covered under the extended plan.

In addition to the warranty, Patriot has increased the DRAM cache size in its new SSDs from 64 MB to 128 MB of cache "in conjunction with its current NAND flash technology." This upgrade will provide faster transfer rates between the controller and the host device. It's probably a given that the SSDs will provide lower power consumption and faster access times, however the Torqx series should offer better stability than hard drives found on the market today. Patriot has even thrown in an SSD bracket that will make the SSDs universal across all platforms, whether its a mobile device or a desktop.

"The Torqx series SSDs takes the technology of SSD to the next level," says Meng J. Choo, Patriot's Flash Product Manager. "Competitor non-cache drives suffered from what consumers described as 'stuttering affect' which inhibited the drive performance. Torqx Series addresses this issue with a DRAM cache that acts as a buffer for data transfer bottlenecks and increases the random and sequential read and write transfer rates.”

Head to the Patriot Memory website for more information.

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    08nwsula , July 9, 2009 10:43 PM
    maybe in 10 years I will be able to afford it
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    ben850 , July 9, 2009 10:44 PM
    redgarlNice... but it will breaks before 10 years...


    ..????? Then they will replace it.
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  • 15 Hide
    08nwsula , July 9, 2009 10:43 PM
    maybe in 10 years I will be able to afford it
  • 11 Hide
    ben850 , July 9, 2009 10:44 PM
    redgarlNice... but it will breaks before 10 years...


    ..????? Then they will replace it.
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    Thunderfox , July 9, 2009 10:45 PM
    redgarlNice... but it will breaks before 10 years...

    Well, if they're still in business after replacing half their sold products twice over, you should be able to get a new one when yours dies.
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    Anonymous , July 9, 2009 10:49 PM
    No one will care that it has 10 years. Who had a drive for that long? I have a drive that is 2 years old and it is stupidly small compared to what can be bought now.
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    doomtomb , July 9, 2009 11:22 PM
    08nwsulamaybe in 10 years I will be able to afford it

    I sure hope these things get affordable but a better warranty from Patriot gets hats off.
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    ricin , July 9, 2009 11:42 PM
    Could be a final act of desperation - if they're about to file bankruptcy, what do they have to loose? OTOH, maybe they just know their SSDs are that good. I'm leaning more towards the desperation idea.
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    tychoblu , July 10, 2009 2:30 AM
    About flippin' time that an ssd company is going to include a $15 bracket with a $400 drive. 10 year warranty is just good sense, the drives will last passed my normal life time and that of most computer companies...
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    thejerk , July 10, 2009 2:42 AM
    "...however the Torqx series should offer better stability than hard drives found on the market today..."

    ummm, whadya mean, kev?
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    TheZander , July 10, 2009 4:48 AM
    That's pretty dope that they're giving backwards coverage. It's nice that that they're doing that to take care of their original customers rather than just shaft those initial buyers that helped fund their R&D on the new drives.
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    buzznut , July 10, 2009 4:54 AM
    What I'm wondering is what is covered? a complete failure? How about the drive becoming filled up and no more data may be written (inability to rewrite sectors already written to)? Or drastic reduction in performance over time that I understand is inevitable for SSD's at this point.

    I doubt its like the Walfart auto batteries.
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    mavroxur , July 10, 2009 7:39 AM
    It's funny, the company could put a 30 year warranty on it if they wanted to. If it breaks 8-9 years down the road, technology will have come so far by then it'll be a $10-20 drive by then. They're still in the black by a mile.
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    lifelesspoet , July 10, 2009 7:48 AM
    But will I have to save the receipts?
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    DXRick , July 10, 2009 9:14 AM
    Of course, in 2019 you will need a 1TB drive just to install Windows. :p 
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    Anonymous , July 10, 2009 9:38 AM
    nyahahahaha
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    apmyhr , July 10, 2009 10:08 AM
    Thats brilliant. Sell it for 500 dollars today and they'll probably only have to spend 20 to replace it if it breaks in 10 years.
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    scook9 , July 10, 2009 1:17 PM
    Just do me a favor guys and don't think that in 10 years you will get a new drive when it break. Refurbished yes, new no.
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    themike , July 10, 2009 7:28 PM
    If you arent thinking about a SSD as your only drive but more like a 64 or 128 GB to have windows with a couple of apps and maybe a game or 2, it'll be affordable very very soon. The good 64 GB SSDs are about 200$ now, they were 400$ only a couple month ago. I consider that 100$ as affordable for a SSD for that purpose.