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.
Blu-ray devices are slowing becoming more and more popular, especially as prices come down. Many computer users who are looking for a Blu-ray drive can easily find an internal drive for their desktop, but what if they want one for their laptop? How about one that works on both their desktop and laptop? This is where ASUS’s SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive comes in. This slim external drive connects to any computer via USB and allows you to play Blu-ray media as well as burn CD’s and DVD’s. Let’s check it out!
External optical drives are something you really do not see that much of; they were popular when CD and DVD burners started coming out, but now you rarely see them. Netbooks are the new fad now and many of them do not come with optical drives to cut down on cost and overall size. ASUS noticed this and has recently released an external slim drive perfect for netbook’s, the SDRW-08D1S-U. Let’s check it out and see if it is the perfect fit for you.