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.