Patriot Memory PS-100 SATA unidad de estado sólido - Disco duro sólido (32 GB, SATA, 230 MB/s, 100 MB/s, 1000000 h, 2.5")
Descripción del producto
Acorde RoHS: Si
Altura: 133 mm
Ancho: 69 mm
Certificación: CE, FCC, ESD, RoHS
Color del producto: Negro, Gris
Consumo de energía (inactivo): 0,3 W
Consumo de energía (lectura): 5,3 W
Disco de estado sólido, capacidad: 32 GB
Factor de forma de disco SSD: 2.5"
Interfaces de disco de estado sólido: SATA
Intervalo de temperatura operativa: 0 - 70 °C
Peso: 75 g
Profundidad: 9,3 mm
Velocidad de escritura: 100 MB/s
Velocidad de lectura: 230 MB/s
Vibración operativa: 1500 G
Voltaje de operación: 5 V
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I own a small computer repair company (half-geek.net), so I know my way around computers. Upon installing the PS-100 in my custom machine (Intel DG965OT Motherboard LGA775 3.4GHz CPU 1.0GB RAM), it was not recognize by the BIOS. I followed recommendations to change BIOS settings to disable AHCI. This changed nothing. Could the drive be dead? Since it has no spinning disks, this negated my usual "listen for spinning up" test. I moved it over to Dell XPS 630i (my home video editing machine). Again, not seen. Hmmmm.... For grins I moved it over to my 10-year-old Dell Optiplex 170n(?). Again, not seen. I had one last computer that I keep on-line and running, and that's my video farm at my girlfriend's house, which is a custom machine with an EVGA P55 motherboard, 8GB RAM, etc. This machine recognized the PS-100. The O.S. (Windows 7 64-bit) immediately found the disk and installed the drivers. I was able to copy files to and from the SSD to other drives. Okay...so the Patriot is not "broken" per-se. It just doesn't work in 3 of my 4 machines. While I had it working I checked the firmware version, which was 3.005, which is Patriot's latest version.
Now that I knew the drive worked, I decided to retest it in my other machines. I needed this to work in my new, custom machine. The first thing I did was upgrade the BIOS. The release notes mentioned nothing about additional SSD support, but I ran the update anyway. I reinstalled the Patriot with the same results. Fed up, I decided to order the Intel X25-v and initiate an RMA for the Patriot. My line-of-thinking was that an Intel SSD had BETTER work on an Intel motherboard...I know...crazy....
I have to say that Patriot support is better than most. I was able to speak with a native English speaker (a REAL big deal to me) and he seemed knowledgeable of the PS-100. However, after telling my story (my "support script" stopper), he was as baffled as I was. He immediately went for the "RMA" card. I had much trepidation about this because the drive DID work...albeit in only one of my 4 machines. I wanted to make sure that Patriot wasn't going to test the drive, find it to work, and just send it back. He assured me that this wouldn't happen. We will see. I initiated the RMA about 20 hours ago. I've yet to receive an RMA number as of this writing.
When the Intel X25-v showed up, I was taken aback by the fact that it included EVERYTHING I needed to install it. Again, a real "first-class" package. It even had a molex -> SATA power adapter! Wow! This was good because I needed it! I installed the X25-v and went directly to the BIOS. There it was. Woohoo! Now the real test. My Dell Optiplex is my "crash machine" and also the machine I use to store customer image files. Between the 1 on-board SATA port and the PCI SATA adapter card, I have been able to make image files regardless of HDD make, model or interface. With much trepidation, I installed the SSD using the on-board SATA interface. I booted up the Optiplex. She booted fine and went right to the O.S. (Win XP Pro SP-3). The O.S. found the drive, installed the drivers and I was good to go. I copied the image over to the SSD without an issue. THIS is the way it SHOULD be!!!
My new custom machine is now up and running. Because I will probably not do a follow-up to this article (if that option even exists), if anyone who reads this wants the outcome of the Patriot RMA saga, you are welcome to e'mail me at soundaddy where the mail is hot. If you can't figure out what that means, I probably don't want to talk to you anyway...<;^)
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).
Most importantly, the drives I received directly from Amazon were bad. when first receiving the drive and hooking them up, the drives appear just fine. However, when you start to write information to the drives, they die, never to be seen again. This happened twice, on two different computers. Fortunately, Amazon's return policy makes it easy to get your money back, though it does not eliminate the frustration for having to re-order something else, and waiting before you get a replacement.
When I bought the drives, they were cheap, only $221.00 from Amazon, and $234.00 from a seller on Amazon. Now these drives are $342.00! If the drives worked, $221.00 might be a fair price, but with the performance I see from the one that actually works, I would not pay $342.00 for it.
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. Intel and
Kingston have since ended their co-development partnership, and both Intel and Kingston have
introduced new products since then).
The forums said that at the price for the Patriot unit, it would be a bargain vs. competitors,
assuming it worked properly. I kept my fingers crossed.
I got the SSD and first tried installing Win XP on a Lenovo X200s (which had up to now been
running the Kingston 64 GB SSD, which I was now handing down to a netbook). The Win XP install
DVDs were from Lenovo, and I had used them on this same X200s to downgrade from Vista. In the
middle of the Win XP install, the X200s hung for no reason, and stayed there.
Thinking it might be the media, I next tried Win 7 Home Premium. I had just used the Win 7 Home
Premium install DVD to put Win 7 Home Premium on an Acer Aspire One with the said Kingston 64 GB
SSD. The Acer Aspire One was working like a charm, so I knew the install media was good.
(I have licenses for the OSs I install.)
Now trying to install Win 7 Home Premium on the X200s, Windows reported corrupted files in the
OS install, and that CHKDSK would try to fix them. (I'd encountered these same OS corrupted file
errors with the disastrous OCZ Onyx SSD I'd mentioned earlier.) Windows installer rebooted the
X200s, and an endless stream of CHKDSK errors ensued.
I had had enough. SSDs are on a short leash. I'm now looking for a sale on Intel or Kingston.