Patriot Memory Starts a Wildfire (SSD Line)

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More and more memory companies are bumping uglies with SandForce's latest SF-2200 controller, the sexy slice of silicon mostly responsible for those ultra high-speed read and write speeds advertised on today's top shelf solid state drives. And though a little late to the party, sparks did eventually fly between SandForce's SF-2200 processor and Patriot, igniting the company's new Wildfire SSD line.

"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."

The new Wildfire series is available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, with a 480GB model coming soon, and ship with 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting brackets. Armed with SandForce's SF-2200 controller chip and a SATA 6Gbps interface, the Wildfire line offers up to 555MB/s sequential read speeds, up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds, and up to 85,000 4K random write IOPS.

Those numbers put the Wildfire towards the front of the class, at least on paper. In addition, Patriot says its Wildfire line "ship with the latest 3.1.9 firmware, which as been found to be bug free, and do not fall within the recent recall due to failed drives."

No pricing information was yet available.

Image Credit: Patriot Memory

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