Thursday, May 13th 2010

Patriot Introduces SandForce-Driven Inferno Series SSDs

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash and computer peripheral solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Inferno series to its family of solid-state-drives (SSDs). The Inferno series of SSD offer blazing fast transfer speeds, improved system responsiveness, quicker boot times, and shorter application loading times over traditional hard disk drive storage solutions.

Patriot’s Inferno series, available in 100GB and 200GB capacities, is designed around the highly acclaimed SF-1200 processor series. Paired with specially screened MLC NAND Flash the Inferno drives deliver class leading performance with sequential read and write speeds of 285MB/s and 275MB/s respectively. SandForce DuraClass technology provides enhanced endurance and reliability by an average of 20x over traditional SSD controllers through innovative write technology and Wear Leveling.

“The Inferno series of SSDs are the fastest and most exciting that Patriot has yet brought to market,” states Les Henry, Vice President of Engineering at Patriot. “We have been pleased to work with SandForce to bring these enterprise level SSDs to the mainstream market at a fraction of the costs. We are very impressed with the performance numbers based on the SandForce SSD Processor. This solution fits well with our objective of offering the latest technology and best performance in our product lineup.”

“Patriot is well known for delivering high-performance memory and solid state drive solutions to the enthusiast market. It was natural for SandForce to work closely with Patriot in developing a SSD solution which offers incredible performance and reliability,” said Thad Omura, VP of Marketing at SandForce. “The SandForce SF-1222 SSD processor brings a level of performance sure to please the early adopters in the PC enthusiast crowd that Patriot caters to so well”

The Inferno family of SSDs are durable and reliable, with a unique aluminum housing to minimize typical wear and tear and with NAND memory at their core, there are no moving parts to fail, or be damaged from daily use in portable computing solutions. The Inferno family of SSDs provide incredible performance, reliability and a 5-year warranty. Each Inferno SSD ships with a 2.5” to 3.5” adapter simplifying installation into desktop PCs.
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14 Comments on Patriot Introduces SandForce-Driven Inferno Series SSDs

#1
Delta6326
PRICE!?!?! i want this badly:respect:
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#2
n-ster
Vertex 2 similar right?
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
5 year warranty is pretty good for an SSD as well.
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#5
RejZoR
Why they always happen to forget to mention the price...
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Mussels
5 year warranty is pretty good for an SSD as well.
Yep, sounds good and surly makes them more attractive when buying shame about the less GB per $ though but i guess that will get better soon.
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RejZoR
Too bad they don't have lifetime warranty like on their USB drives.
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#8
Necrofire
Patriot needs this.

I really hope this fares better than their current lineup, just browse through newegg and look at all the reviews.
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#9
vagxtr
by: btarunr
SandForce DuraClass technology provides enhanced endurance and reliability by an average of 20x over traditional SSD controllers through innovative write technology and Wear Leveling.
Ooooh how i love this UBS marketing class.

Hope that this wear out leveling scheme is fully covered under 5 year warranty and not just as quick placebo pill to lure eager customers. (There's long list of storage manufacturers revoking their promises aka. marketing tricks ... most recent is that 5yrs Barracudas went down to same old 3yrs as all other manufacturers offer for years now after famous 7200.11 firmware failure)
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#10
erocker
by: n-ster
Vertex 2 similar right?
These are new. Same as the Mushkin Castillo and OWC Mercury Pro. They all use the Sandforce 1200 controller. The 60gb version (if they will make one with the Inferno) should be right around $215 just like the others. :toast:
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SSDs may be fast, but they have low storage capacity and are very expensive.
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
That Sandforce 1500 and 1200 controller is bad ass. No Cache needed for awesome read and writes and its IOPS are getting up there. Not intel levels, but close.
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: WarEagleAU
That Sandforce 1500 and 1200 controller is bad ass. No Cache needed for awesome read and writes and its IOPS are getting up there. Not intel levels, but close.
if they cut out the need for a cache, shouldnt that theoretically make the drive cheaper to manufacture? even if just a little. or are they milking it because their one of the first drives to run that sandforce controller
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