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Patriot Injects Inferno Series with Additional SSDs

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The Inferno series now has three additional SSDs.

PC enthusiasts looking for higher capacities in an SSD now have a few more options from Patriot Memory. The company revealed the new drives Tuesday, reporting that its Inferno Series of MLC NAND-based SSDs now have 60GB, 120GB, and 240GB versions. Previously the Inferno line consisted of 100GB and 200GB SSDs.

"Designed around the SandForce SF-1222 SSD processor, the Inferno series delivers incredible performance while also providing superior reliability and longevity utilizing SandForce DuraClass technology," the company said. "Inferno's blazing performance of 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write (sequential) are more exceptional when the 24K IOPS (write) at 4K file sizes are considered."

All three drives come packed with a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter plate for desktop chassis installation and a 3-year warranty. Other features include TRIM support, Intelligent Recycling that improves management of free space, Intelligent Read Disturb Management, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), DuraWrite for extending the life of the SSD and more.

Currently the drives are not listed on Newegg and Amazon, however the 200GB version retails for $679 and the 100GB version retails for $329.

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    Coolio_alert , July 29, 2010 10:44 PM
    Love the OCZ sticker "MY SSD IS FASTER THAN YOUR HDD"
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    Anonymous , July 29, 2010 11:29 PM
    CDN Prices - http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1275#Patriot
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    vic20 , July 29, 2010 11:34 PM
    I have a single 100GB Inferno and it feels even a bit snappier than the 3 x 500GB WD Blacks in RAID 0 I used to use as my OS drive. Not dramatically, but a little quicker.

    To people who are used to single 7200rpm drive as an OS drive would be blown away IMO

    My buddy has 3 Infernos in RAID 0 and that machine feels absolutely insane.

    Great SSDs, we are both very pleased with them.
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    fonzy , July 29, 2010 11:50 PM
    Not bad but $329 for the 100GB is a bit high, $179 would be the highest I would pay.
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    dEAne , July 30, 2010 3:26 AM
    wow
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    Anonymous , July 30, 2010 3:39 AM
    I put the 100GB inferno in my laptop, and ripped out the optical drive and put a 750GB hdd in its place. I could never go back, the laptop feels about 50 times faster. Everything opens the moment you click on it. It was a way better investment than getting a new laptop, my quad core desktop now *feels* slow to use.
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    shin0bi272 , July 30, 2010 6:07 AM
    newegg has a $30MiR on the 100gb and a $40MiR on the 200gb. So you can get the 100gb one for 299.99 with free shipping... well once they come back in stock that is.
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    shin0bi272 , July 30, 2010 6:09 AM
    thatvideoguyyI put the 100GB inferno in my laptop, and ripped out the optical drive and put a 750GB hdd in its place. I could never go back, the laptop feels about 50 times faster. Everything opens the moment you click on it. It was a way better investment than getting a new laptop, my quad core desktop now *feels* slow to use.

    the problem is if you need a dvd for something on your laptop you have to use your "slow" desktop to make an iso of it or share your "slow" desktop's dvd drive over your network. Where as you could have bought a 256gb ssd and just not stored as much junk on your laptop and kept your optical drive. Plus you are legally allowed to put an SSD in your desktop too you know.
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    shin0bi272 , July 30, 2010 6:11 AM
    vic20My buddy has 3 Infernos in RAID 0 and that machine feels absolutely insane.


    And no trim support because of it so they will be dead in a year.
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    procyon , July 30, 2010 11:19 AM
    shin0bi272And no trim support because of it so they will be dead in a year.

    Trim's not that important with Sandforce chips and huge capacities. You won't miss trim till you've filled those discs to 80%. And with dead I suppose you mean performance degradation and not dead as in 'Honey I killed all memory cells on my SSD' ;) 
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    Kahless01 , July 30, 2010 1:41 PM
    prices are dropping slow as hell. still waiting for that magic 1$ per gb mark. took while to go from 4 to 3. looks like itll be another 5 before they hit 1:1.
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    shin0bi272 , August 3, 2010 2:11 PM
    these just came in at newegg. just so you guys know.