Subject: Storage | July 14, 2011 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: patriot, 32nm NAND, Sandforce SF2281, sata 6Gps, ssd
Patriot's original foray into the SSD market was overshadowed by many other manufacturers releasing SSDs and did not get much stage time compared to Intel or OCZ for instance. This may change now that the community has realized it is the controller that makes the SSD, not the manufacturer. Their new 120GB Wildfire is a true SATA 6Gps drive and it features the high performing Sandforce SF-2281 controller. That isn't the only trick they have up their sleeves, though it means the drive costs more, they chose 32nm NAND over 25nm NAND which results in faster performance and possibly longer life which is in line with the three year warranty Patriot offers. Check out the actual performance over at Neoseeker.
"The Patriot WildFire is a 120GB SSD using the latest Sandforce SF-2281 controller, and 32nm MLC NAND memory. Together these components promise enterprise-level performance in a package priced for hardware enthusiasts. Hit our review to see if the WildFire can live up to its name, or if it ends up burning out prematurely."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Patriot Wildfire 120GB Review @ OCC
- OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SATA 6Gbit/s SSD Review @ Techgage
- Crucial m4 SSD 64GB (Raid 0) @ Hardwareoverclock
- Mushkin 32GB SDHC Review @ OCC
- Thecus N5200XXX 5-Bay NAS Server @ Tweaktown
- Icy Dock MB881U3-1SA 2.5"/3.5" SATA & IDE USB3 HDD Docking Station Review @Hi Tech Legion
- Synology USB Station 2 Review @ eTeknix
- Patriot Javelin S4 4-Bay Media Server Review @Hi Tech Legion