Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSD

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Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSDWe've got a review of a Patriot solid state drive on tap for you today. Patriot has employed SSD controllers from a number of manufactures including JMicron and Indilinx in a few of their product lines, but in the newest Inferno series of SSDs, Patriot went with SandForce’s SF-1200 series controller. The specifications for the Patriot Inferno 120GB drive we’ll be testing here are listed on the first page of the article. If you’re familiar with other enthusiast-class SandForce based offerings, many of the features and specifications should come as no surprise. Check them out and then read-on for the full scoop...

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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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SmogHog replied on Tue, Oct 5 2010 11:10 PM

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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Marco C replied on Tue, Oct 12 2010 10:44 PM

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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rapid1 replied on Thu, Nov 4 2010 6:41 PM

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

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