by Brian Beeler

Patriot Wildfire SSDs Announced

Patriot has announced their new line of performance SSDs, the Wildfire. The Patriot Wildfire SSD family will be based around the SandForce SF-2281 processor, the same processor that the recently reviewed OCZ Vertex 3 uses, to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s.

Patriot Wildfire 256GB SSD

Patriot Wildfire SSDs will feature a SATA 6Gb/s interface and 25nm MLC NAND. Interestingly, the Wildfire will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, which means they've disabled RAISE. This means Patriot has decided to give up a little bit of performance in exchange for extra SSD capacity. By way of comparison, the Vertex 3 we reviewed at 240GB would be comparable to the 256GB Patriot Wildfire. Consumer choice is a great thing though, we'll be very interested to see what the actual performance cost of disabling RAISE is when we get the Wildfire in for review.

Patriot told us they expect the entire Wildfire line to hit production in the next 90 days, shipping to consumers shortly thereafter. No pricing has been announced.

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Update - Patriot Wildfire Review Posted - 120GB

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Patriot Wildfire 120GB
Patriot Wildfire 240GB