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Patriot Wildfire SSD Does 500 MB/s Read/Write

Thursday Patriot Memory announced its new Wildfire series of SSDs which use the new SF-2200 SSD processor from SandForce. The drives will come in three capacities promising up to 500 MB/s sequential read and write speeds (@ 128K blocks).

"The Patriot Wildfire is the fastest SSD drive we have ever released to the public," said Les Henry, Patriot Memory's Vice President of Engineering. "SandForce has done a fantastic job engineering the SF-2200 SSD processor, and combined with our research and development, we are able to further tweak the design and maximize performance with the processor and our flash memory."

The new Wildfire line is scheduled to arrive in Q2 2011 and will offer 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB capacities in 2.5-inch form factors. Each drive will include brackets for mounting within 3.5-inch bays and use the SATA 6 Gb/s interface for connectivity.

According to SandForce, the SF-2200 features random read IOPS up to 60,000 (@ 4K blocks) and random write IOPS up to 60,000 burst and 20,000 sustained (@ 4K blocks). The processor also offers AES-256 and 128 data encryption, integrated enhanced DuraClass Technology, ECC Recovery and Native Command Queuing (up to 32 commands).

"We are happy to see Patriot Memory is expanding their current SandForce Driven product line with the new SandForce SF-2200 and SF-2100 Client SSD Processors," said Kent Smith, Sr. Director of Product Marketing of SandForce. "Patriot has won numerous awards and we anticipate they will win even more with our latest generation 6.0 Gb/s client processor."

Patriot Memory did not reveal pricing, so stay tuned.

  • christop
    I bet they will be expensive..
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  • _Cubase_
    Imagine 4x 256GB versions of these in RAID-0... *drool* ...so fast it smashes into your credit limit at incredible speed!!
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  • henryvalz
    Why is it that every single post about SSD's always has someone complaining about the price. SSDs are the price they are because they're f-ing useful and f-ing fast.

    If you want to sit around and wait for you HDD to spin to find some data, then go ahead. And don't forget to check your COM ports before logging on to AOL with your 56k modem, too.
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  • someguynamedmatt
    henryvalzWhy is it that every single post about SSD's always has someone complaining about the price. SSDs are the price they are because they're f-ing useful and f-ing fast.If you want to sit around and wait for you HDD to spin to find some data, then go ahead. And don't forget to check your COM ports before logging on to AOL with your 56k modem, too.
    If you want to sit around and watch your $500 investment slowly destroy itself, then go ahead. And don't forget to grab another credit card and drool over your five seconds of saved load time that cost you a house payment, too. Oh, a whole thirty seconds to a minute of boot time you say? Revolutionary!

    /passive-aggressive
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  • burnley14
    henryvalzWhy is it that every single post about SSD's always has someone complaining about the price. SSDs are the price they are because they're f-ing useful and f-ing fast.If you want to sit around and wait for you HDD to spin to find some data, then go ahead. And don't forget to check your COM ports before logging on to AOL with your 56k modem, too.Ouch. Buy me one of these and I'll never complain about the cost ever again. Fair? Or does it cost too much?
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  • tripplenipple1224
    *complains about the price
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  • deathbydoubleG
    burnley14Ouch. Buy me one of these and I'll never complain about the cost ever again. Fair? Or does it cost too much?a $500 house payment?? wow.. that's really low... but our house was probably a little bit pricier at 12,000 square feet.
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  • n8dogg
    haha sure sure, you probably live in a fridge box under the freeway douche.
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  • wayneepalmer
    You gotta watch for the deals though...really closely. I got an Agility 2 120gb for $139 over on the Egg on Wednesday.
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  • Wish I Was Wealthy
    Yeah about time...I can hardly wait for these,to be had by me...
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