Reviews and Problems with Patriot PS-100 64GB SSD Drive 2.5 SATA
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OK Drive, if it works
P. Bednarowicz, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: Bought this drive directly from Amazon, and from a seller on Amazon. The drives I received directly from Amazon did not work, but the drive from a seller on Amazon did. I am not impressed with the performance of this drive, if you can get one that actually works. It is only marginally faster than my regular SATA drives, and considerably slower than the Intel SSD drives I am using on a identical computer (and a computer that is not so identical).
Summary: Like some of the other reviewers here on Amazon, I felt like I was ripped off when I first popped this into my laptop and fired it up for the first time under Windows 7. Singular operations were quite fast, but try and more than one thing at a time, and the drive would seemingly hang for tens of seconds. Simply unacceptable. While telling my friend of my disappointment, he suggested I see if there were any available firmware updates that might improve performance.
Summary: i bought this drive some time ago and it already had the firmware updated to 3.011 (refurb), which is good because the firmware update only works for windows and i hate to fire up a windows box. because the drive seemed to act a bit funky, i kind of put it on a back burner and ended up using it on a machine that didn't show it's bad performance. well, a few days ago i threw together an old thinkpad t400 and decided to dust off this drive for it..
Summary: I decided to to purchased the Patriot SSD PS-100 over the Intel X25-v simply based on cost. Live and learn. Though the Patriot was initially cheaper ($70.ish for the Patriot vs. $87.ish for the Intel), cost-per-GB was actually slightly higher for the Patriot. This is because the PS-100 is a 32GB drive, while the Intel X25-v is a 40GB drive. However there is more to consider. While the Patriot drive arrived nicely packaged, it included nothing but the drive itself.
Summary: This is not the fastest SSD around, but it is very inexpensive. I have been using two in a HTPC for over six months now and have had zero issues. The drives are quiet, have no vibration, low heat and power consumption. Overall, if you have a HTPC that you want to be quiet and just pull information from a home server, this is a solid choice.
Summary: I was warned in online forums about this drive, and that the only brand to trust was Intel. Others added OCZ, but after buying an OCZ Onyx which Anandtech ([...]) reported had firmware problems, I am swearing off OCZ. Luckily, I also bought a Kingston 64 GB which has been trouble-free (an implicit endorsement was that Kingston co-developed with Intel an SSD which Intel sold under the Intel brand, plus Kingston's sterling reputation in RAM.
K. Silander "Maya's Coffee & Smoothie Bar", Amazon
9 May 2010
Summary: We used the Patriot Solid State Drive (SSD) in Jakarta Kota Station (Railway Station in Jakarta). It's hard to find tougher conditions for PC hardware but the SSD has performed well and exceeded our expectations. We bought Solid State Drives from OCZ as well but these all broke down after approximately 1 months usage at the railway station. Meanwhile the Patriot SSD still was going strong so we decided to replace all faulty SSD from OCZ with Patriot SSD's.