View Full Version : Torqx or M28
10-27-2009, 02:51 PM
I've been going through the forums and checking out other info on ssd's. What's the difference between the standard & M28 drives ? I see that there is no firmware upgrade for the M28's but does the wiper tool work for them? I'm looking at the 256 guy, and at this point torn between Patriot & Intel. And yes I know the biggest Intel drive is 160 gb. Do any patriot drives support TRIM ? I've also read that the barefoot & Intel controller's are about to under go another revision. So should I hold off until then :eek:
10-27-2009, 03:34 PM
Easy decision: Go with the Torqx [Non-M28] 256GB.
64 MB Cache
10 Year Warranty
Windows 7 Trim Support
Firmware update on it's way
Cheaper than Intel (Price per GB [$2.71 vs. $3.81])
3.5" Mounting Bracket
Torqx M-28: Samsung Controller, 128 MB Cache, No Firmware, No Wiper Tool
Ah, this special version of the Torqx 256 has 128MB cache and comes with Street Fighter 4 (currently sold out though):
You might also consider getting two 128GB drives (these also feature 128MB cache), and putting them in RAID 0 for maximum WIN:
10-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Go with the normal Torqx. Not the M28
10-27-2009, 08:31 PM
Hello, I run 2 M28 in 128Go in Raid0. In the picture below, you can see the performance of the system under Win7 64Bits :
http://www.pctunerup.com/up//results/_200910/20091027212612_ATO Win7 SSD Raid0 M28.PNG
I must say that the M28 performances are clearly poor under 4k (as Anandtech stated) but over 4K it's a great deal to work in Raid0 with these 2 SSDs.
Concerning Wiper tool and firmware, I hope that upgrades should comes in the future (perhaps in order to solve issues with less than 4k)....It takes always a long time for firmware to be issued.
But I don't see why there won't be any solution for TRIM under Windows7 in the future. Also, if I remember well Earls discussions, TRIM is not an issue when you use RAID 0.
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