Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSD - HotHardware

Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSD

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Next we ran the three drives through a battery of tests in PCMark Vantage from Futuremark Corp. We specifically used only the HDD Test module of this benchmark suite to evaluate all of the drives we tested. Feel free to consult Futuremark's white paper on PCMark Vantage for an understanding of what each test component entails and how it calculates its measurements. For specific information on how the HDD Test module arrives at its performance measurements, we'd encourage you to read pages 35 and 36 of the white paper.

 

 

Futuremark's PCMark Vantage
http://www.futuremark.com

We really like PCMark Vantage's HDD Performance for its real-world application measurement approach to testing.  From simple Windows Vista start-up performance to data streaming from a disk drive in a game engine and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel confident that these tests best illustrate the real performance profile of our SSDs in an end user/consumer PC usage model.

The Patriot Inferno 120 GB performed just a bit below the Corsair and OCZ SandForce-based drives in this first batch of PCMark Vantage tests. The Patriot drive ended up offering somewhat lower performance in three of the four tests here, but about the same performance in the Vista Startup test. All of the drives significantly outpaced the JMicron based Zephyr, however, as has been the case throughout.

 

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If you’re familiar with other enthusiast-class SandForce based offerings, many of the features and specifications should come as no surprise.

I have an OCZ Agility-II with the Sandforce controller and it's blazing fast.

All of these drives seem to perform about the same, and that's FAST!!

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Yeah I have heard pretty good things about the sandforce controller.

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My desktops WEI score was 6.0 because the lowest part was the 6.0 of the HDD storage device.All other parts were in the 7.3~ 7.6 range.

I replaced the HDD with an OCZ 100gb Vertex 2 I purchased in June before the 120gb extended version came out.

My WEI score shot up to 7.3 due to the CPU and Vertex 2 being 7.3.

These drives really shine in the 4K and 4K QD32 read and writes.

I recently moved it to a netbook for evaluation but the netbook is such a PITA to open up that I decided just to leave it in there.

I feel these drives will soon be replaced by new SATA 3.0(6 gb/s)drives or more advanced technology.

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There is now a $30 MIR on this drive at NewEgg, making it one of the more affordable 120GB SandForce based SSDs available.  If you're in the market for new SSD, check this baby out...

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The more competitive players the better my prices, and Patriot seems to really be competing.

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