On Monday Patriot Memory said that it's now shipping the new series of Wildfire SSDs featuring the SandForce SF-2200 controller. This provides the new line with up to 555 MB/s sequential read and up to 520 MB/s sequential write speeds when connected to a SATA 6 Gb/s interface.
"The Patriot Wildfire is the fastest SSD drive we have ever released," says William Lai, Patriot Memory's Product Manager. "Although we are a bit late to market, we wanted to ensure that the technology was rock-solid. We are confident with the latest firmware, Patriot’s reputation for quality and performance stand second-to-none."
According to Patriot, 120 GB and 240 GB capacities are available now with a 480 GB coming soon. Other features include up to 85K 4K random write IOPS, TRIM support, Intelligent "Recycling," DuraClass and DuraWrite technology, and a 2.5-inch form factor. The drives will ship with the latest v3.1.9 firmware and a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket for installing in standard hard drive bays.
In related news. Super Talent announced its new TeraDrive PT3 series of SSDs which also utilize the SandForce SF-2200 controller. Using a SATA 6 Gbp/s connection, the SSD line features Double Data Rate ONFi flash to reportedly give it the upper hand over competing SSDs released just months ago. A benchmark test, seen below, shows that they're capable of read speeds up to 558 MB/s and write speeds up to 526 MB/s.
"The union of these 3 new technologies (the SF-2200, SATA3, DDR ONFi Flash) has forever changed the storage landscape," the company said. "Right out of the gate, this new generation SSD stretches well within the new found bandwidth promised by the SATA 3.0 bus and breaks the 500MB/s barrier in both Read and Write scores. The comparisons between SSDs and HDDs just became a little harder to justify."
The new TeraDrive PT3 line is now available in 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities although they're currently not available on Amazon as of this writing.
Well sucks to see that they're not in stock yet though. Did some digging on the Wildfire's
Anyways, I'm looking into getting two SSDs. Two of these in RAID 0 for about 1GB transfer is madness!
Patriot likes to claim quality... but outside of their RAM, I have yet to see it, their SSDs have ALOT of issues. But I can say their customer service was great for me.
I'm impatient. Oh, I also like bragging rights. A few friends that I built rigs for, sometimes rub it in my face that their computers are faster than mine... even thought I'm the one that built them and picked out the parts. Yes, I did go buy a 2600k just to "one-up" two people when my Q6600 was/is* chugging along just fine.
I hoped that answered your question. ;-)
*Threw that back together over the weekend so I have two quads. YAY!
I would buy an 80 GB for $80 but right now most drives at that price are much smaller.
a home media center that is streaming to 4 tvs with 1080p bd quality. though its less than 1gb, you can see where that speed can be necessary. there is also HIGH end encoding, where you take a 1gb file and turn it into a 50-100mb file (unencoded video to encoded)
consumer ssds are more than fast enough for the time being, but they still cost WAY to much. i want the 1$ 1gb soon, a normal hdd is about 3-10cents a gb.