Patriot is getting in to the SATA 6Gb/s game with the other big players in the solid state market with their Wildfire and Pyro solid state drives. Last year we were very impressed with the Inferno solid state drive from Patriot. Today we are taking look at Patriot’s Wildfire drive which sports the SandForce SF-2281 drive controller with Toshiba 32nm MLC NAND. It boast sequential read and write speeds of 555MB/s and 520MB/s respectively and max random write IOPS up to 85,000 (4K aligned). Let’s see how it performs against other 6Gb/s drives we have recently tested.
– SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor paired with qualified MLC NAND flash for best performance, value and reliability
– SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s
– TRIM support (O/S dependent)
– DuraClass™ technology
– DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of SSDs
– Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling
– Intelligent Read Disturb Management
– Intelligent Recycling for advance free space management (Garbage Collection)
– RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements)
– Intelligent Data Retention optimization
– Best-in-class ECC protection for longest data retention and drive life.
– Power/Performance Balancing
– Thermal Threshold Management
– Native Command Queuing (NCQ) – Up to 32 commands
– ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)
– Sequential Read & Write Transfer:
– 555MB/s read | 520MB/s Write
– Max Random Write IOPS: Up to 85,000 (4K aligned)
– O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / Mac® OS / Linux
– Includes 3.5″ bracket
The Wildfire comes in a nice retail package. The front is pretty plain with a Wildfire logo on it and a sticker letting us know we received the 120GB version of the drive.
To see what is in the drive check out our unboxing video below!
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