Originally Posted by thestepster
nice i was lookin for a nice wee ssd to see what kinda performance gains i would get
Have a pokesee for it. Patriot PS-100 64gb. I mean really, £70 is cheaper than the X25V and 33% bigger. Just make sure you flash up the bios, but don't worry about faffin it 'cos on the Patriot website it gives you the info on RMA if you screw it up
The page you need for that is here -
And the manual for the flash is here -
Fixes are as follows...
Firmware update #3.004
* Improved power cycling during read/write cycles
* MBR Disabled
Firmware update #3.000
* Improved random read performance
* Improved random write performance
* Upgraded channel management
So as you can see from the last two updates they have pretty much taken care of every fault with the drive. TRIM was added on bios 2.004.
MAN I do my research before buying anything
But this time I soooo nearly got it without doing my homework
Meh ! can't wait to get it and fill it up with games haha !
Stepy. If you wanted to know what performance gain? Watch this. 55 seconds from power button to browsing the web, and five seconds of that was waiting for the network to pick up the wireless.
Honestly man, SSD FTW. I had to go skint for a month to get my Extreme but man oh man, made the biggest difference to speed than any upgrade I have ever bought.