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Patriot Memory Intros Wildfire Pro, SE SSDs

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Patriot Memeory has revealed two new SSDs for the professional and high-end enthusiast markets.

Adding to its current line of Wildfire SSDs, Patriot Memory introduced on Monday its second-generation Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE SSDs. These take advantage of both the SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) connector and SandForce's SF-2281 processor, allowing sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 500 MB/s.

"This launch of our second generation Wildfire Pro and Wildfire SE brings enhanced overprovisioning, wear leveling and speed to the brand family," said William Lai, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. "Future looking, Patriot Memory will continue innovation to deliver true enthusiast performance for demanding professional applications."

There's only a slight difference between the Pro and SE models. As previously stated, both use the SandForce 2281 controller and an SATA 3 interface. Their similarities also include TRIM support, best-in-class EEC protection, DuraClass, DuraWrite, and a MTBF of 1,500,000 hours.

However the Pro model is geared towards professional applications, offering a 5-year warranty. It arrives in only two capacities: 100 GB and 200 GB. The SE version on the other hand is more mainstream, focused on the high-end enthusiast and offering a shorter 3-year warranty. This model comes in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities.

Actual pricing and availability wasn't provided in Patriot Memory's announcement, so stay tuned.

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    jaber2 , March 5, 2012 3:31 PM
    I would like to try out a 120GB SE model for W 8 final release.
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    drwho1 , March 5, 2012 4:19 PM
    Still waiting for SSD manufactures to introduce their BIG SSD's for the cheap market.
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    drwho1 , March 5, 2012 4:21 PM
    They could add a special line of SSD's for the "consumer budget market"
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    blazorthon , March 5, 2012 5:19 PM
    I'm at the point with SSDs that it is only news-worthy if there is a serious breakthrough. I swear, there is more news about a new guy making sandforce drives or another old guy making more sandforce drives than any other tech where old stuff being repeated has to be told over and over.

    Than again, more and more means more competition... However, it's still annoying.
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    Anonymous , March 5, 2012 6:23 PM
    Good thing PTC no longer calls their software Pro/Engineer Wildfire.
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    truefoe , March 5, 2012 10:27 PM
    The Hard Drive manufacturing community is looking a golden opportunity to revamp and retool the entire Hard Drive industry. All of those facilities over in the Pacific rim were wiped clean, they have to start all over fresh. Why not start making SSDs instead and ramp up capacity? That is the future for all storage on all devices is it not?
    I know the HDD market will still need to exist for large storage and could technology to work. But for now, why not take advantage of the rebuild process and make those new facilities with an eye towards the SSD market?
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    _Cubase_ , March 6, 2012 3:24 AM
    SSD? More like SSDD (same s**t, different day)...
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    bloodymaze , March 6, 2012 4:32 PM
    When they come out with more pci-express SSD, for much cheaper I will be interested... seems like the SATA 3 is nice, and will provide a boost in performance, they need to move to something with more space and speed if they want to continue the "bleeding edge" speed we saw from HDD to SSD.
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    blazorthon , March 7, 2012 12:42 AM
    I hate it when I see spam messages, but when this "rfertgfghio" spam bot uses my own comment for their spam, well that is really annoying.
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    goodguy713 , June 13, 2012 7:04 AM
    personally i love the wild fire drives .. gives u a 7.9 in hhd score windows 7 64bit