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Patriot Wildfire SSDs Deliver Enterprise-like Performance to Desktops and Notebooks

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  1. btarunr

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    Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products, today announced it is now shipping their new Wildfire series solid-state drives powered by a new SandForce SSD processor. The Patriot Wildfire series obliterates expectations of storage devices and delivers enterprise-like performance to consumer desktops and notebooks.

    The Wildfire series utilizes the new SandForce SF-2200 processor enabling it to shatter previous SSD performance records with up to a blazingly-fast 555 MB/s sequential read and up to 520 MB/s sequential write speeds all backed by a SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface.

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    "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."

    "We are happy to see Patriot Memory is expanding their current SandForce Driven™ product line with the new SandForce SF-2200 client SSD Processors," said Kent Smith, Sr. Director of Product Marketing of SandForce. "Patriot has won numerous awards and we anticipate they will win even more with our latest generation 6.0 Gb/s client processor."

    The Patriot Wildfire series SSDs ship with the latest 3.1.9 firmware, which has been found to be bug free, and do not fall within the recent recall due to failed drives. In addition the Wildfire series features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. A 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the Patriot Wildfire for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

    General details
    • New Patriot Wildfire series SSDs
    • 120GB & 240GB capacities, 480GB coming soon
    • SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor
    • SATA 6.0 Gbps interface
    • Up to 555MB/s sequential read speeds
    • Up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds
    • Up to 85K 4K random write IOPS
    • TRIM Support
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    Just sitting back waiting for prices to drop. Keep all the SSD's coming. It will be a while before I get one but once I do it will be at least 320GB+

    Now that is music to my ears, err umm eyes I mean! :cool:
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    im more looking forward to the speeds. these up tos are more than twice my intel x25s. crazy speeds.
    80-120 is still plenty of space, as ssds are not meant for storage or regular activity.

    but for os/apps/some games, that's where they shine.
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    That's my problem ;) I can easily utilize 300GB for OS.
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    lol wow, that is killer ... yeah i have a bunch of stuff but still don't come close :)
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    300GB for OS is crazy.
    If you store music, pics, vids, etc on your main drive you are wasting space (and for spinning disks, performance).
    Even on traditional HDD, you just store critical apps and your OS. Everything else on another drive.
    Or if you are running one disk, the first 20% partitioned as the performance/OS drive, and the remaining as storage.
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    Trust me. I can utilize the space. With VMware, AutoCAD, photoshop just to name a few.
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    Im sorry, but that is just pure BS, I also use AutoCAD 2011, photoshop cs5, Sketchup 8, Office 2010, 3DMax 9 AND 2011, Cinema4D, AfterEffects, and entire adobe suite on a pretty much daily basis at work, and I could fit all of that on my 100GB vertex 2, with a couple game or 2, and still have about 10-15GB left over.

    the fact is, applications do not take that much harddrive space, autocad takes up about 1.3GB, while Photoshop takes around 900MB, Office(word,excel,PP) eats up about 500MB. in fact, for most users, having just 60GB SSD for just applications is plenty(if you learn how to manage your space correctly). the stuff that really do eat up your space are games, but why install so many games on your SSD?, just install the ones you play. I rarely play more than 3 games at any given time(after you finish a game, there is little reason to keep it, truthfully, most people never go back to it anyways), I backup my game files and uninstall the ones I don't play anymore. and honestly, it would be stupid to store music and movies on your SSD, they run just fine off magnetic disks.

    So next time, before you make such a bold claim, check your facts.
    most of the time, you are just not managing your space correctly.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Woah, partner, calm down a bit there. A single game can take up 15GB easily on it's own. Some people like to have games on thier SSD...I know I do.

    There is no such thing in this regard. What works for you, might not work for someone else, who just might use thier PC differently than you do. There is no signe lway to use a PC that can have YOU making such bold claims. Pot and the kettle, pot and the kettle.
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    i went from a 1TB C: drive to a 64gb SSD.
    Used to have around 300gb on my operating system drive... all games, apps etc... steam was the real killer as it took up over 80gb on its own.

    Since installing the 64gb drive, win7, Adobe CS5 (photoshop, premiere lightroom Aftereffects, plugins etc) and all my programs I still have 20gb free!!!

    I installed my steam games to my 1TB HDD and have kept all my documents and files there... to my huge surprise, 64gb is actually more than enough for me ;)
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    Tell me something I don't already know ....
    Who said I store music/movie files on the same partition as OS?

    Bold claim eh?

    Why you hating me? Did I ever cause you to go off your rocker? Sorry if I did. I am a firm beleiver as to what fit ones needs wont fit anothers. And while your needs arent exactly my needs either. As of right now I would say I have about 4 games installed all of which i do play and consuming 125GB currently.
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    no, im not hating you, though I'm curious what you got on that drive, however 125GB is still a far cry from your 300GB claim, I can see you will do just fine on a 120GB SSD if you exercise certain constraints that are recommended to keep SSD in top shape(tom's hardware got an excellent article on it a week back).

    After you installed all your necessary application and games, you'll find its actually quite difficult to fill up the rest, - if you exercise common sense in space management that is. I often go through people's machines and find many software they don't actually use (or rather, not even aware they are installed) and clear up a huge chunk of space they never thought they had. modern games are about 10gb each, I doubt people install 20 games on their system anyways.
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    how many os's?:eek:

    each to his own i agree but its possible to get along well with a 4 gig mem stick given the right usage, so a 120 gig ssd normally but not neccesarily with 1 or more hdds is fine.

    my os win7 ulty 30 gig max, steam rest max, plus any bit of soft i use often is on the ssd no probs i love it, most other games and random use soft+all personel folders are on a 3 disk raid0(my ol os space) and librarys are on a big en its the ideal solution imho

    peeps shouldnt slate ssd size as with frugal use they go along way and at all times along the way they reduce the wait times simples and all good.
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    Yeah I know. I could very very easily slim it down but just my point is why limit myself?
    what you mean? Currently only running win7 x64. I got Ubuntu on an old 80gb IDE.
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    My STEAM folder is near 1000GB. I have 10-15 games that I play regularily via STEAM( out of 300+ titles i own), then my D2D account, my Origin account, benchmarks and testing utilities, etc...all of which I use on a daily basis. I need 5-8 TB's of SSD for just regular usage.

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    YOU PERSONALLY may find it hard to fill 300GB, but rest assured, many others will not.

    I don't have much video on my PC(I don't download stuff I haven't paid for), and my entire music CD collection is on HDD, although a seperate drive.

    300Gb is NOT enough for MY uses, at all, and that's with everything trimmed down.


    If the 480GB is reasonalby priced, I might just have to buy a few.

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    but yet... you are severly limiting yourself by not using an SSD, sorry just trying to wrap my head around this...


    After going through several SSDs over the years, I just cannot stand any build without SSD's they are the slowest part of your machine, they are the bottleneck, while on my friend's PC without SSDs, despite claiming they have some of the most top end CPU, GPU etc, it doesn't even stand up to my 2 year old laptop with SSD on regular usage, I cannot stand having to wait more than couple seconds while installing basic updates, I'm used to having application open the instant I click on this, the truth is, once you jump on SSD, you'll never look back.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    That's your opinion. I'm using a mechanical drive right now, and it does not affect my productivity at all, thanks to Superfetch. Takes a moment for windows to load, but for daily usage, there's not much difference to me.

    And yes, I have SSDs. Size is too small, and with Z68, I pulled all my SSDs to play with Intel's Smart Cache.
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    No, you do not >>NEED<< 5-8TB of SSD just for >>REGULAR<< usage, that's just ridiculous, you seem to be doing just fine without ANY SSD at the moment. If you just have OS and application installed on your SSD, with the rest of the games running off mechanical, you will still experience a huge improvement in overall responsiveness.

    So no, you DO NOT FREAKING NEED 5-8TB of SSD, that is just borderline trolling.

    please take your troll comments else where, clearly you need some fresh air outside your basement if you believe your life revolves around 10-15games (out of 300+) that you play REGULARLY. Its really bad for your health.

    PS. of course this is my oppinion, and i'm stating it. take it or leave it.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Excuse me? that'd be flaming, and against forum rules.

    And, in case you weren't aware, I'm a reviewer(here @ techpowerup, even). That means that yes, I spend ALOT of time on my PC, and have much different requirements than others.

    My life does NOT revolve around games, but yes, it does revolve around PC hardware, and the intricacies of PC usage, thanks to my current "job".

    Regular usage, for me, is running stress tests, benchmarking, and playing games; picture editing, article writing, beta testing, etc...those 15 STEAM games are mostly used for performance testing, and every single one is required.
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    dave, you are ignoring the fact that not everything needs to be on an ssd.

    no videos, no music, most apps see no benefit, and even a lot of games see no
    benefit.

    if you are simply saying that is how much space you use, and to use only ssds
    you would need that much space, ok - but that is not realistic. not everything
    needs to go on an ssd.
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    Of course, for most users. But you can sure bet I'd like it to, for my uses.

    And it does need to all go on one drive, for me, as that's the most efficent way for me to do installs and testing, as the speed of an SSD HUGELY reduces my testing regime. Messing with multiple drives is a pain in my butt, when I'm installing wondws and all of these apps, games, and productivity programs, once a week.


    I really do need TB's of SSD, contrary to what many may think. I'd be the perfect example of a user that needs such.
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    fair enough. I too would love to have all my common stuff on one drive, but for the time
    being - price to performance - an 80gb intel x-25 in each machine is more useful than
    a 120+gb in a single machine. for me that is :)
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    well Im sorry I did not know that, but that still doesn't change the fact that your statement of needing 5-8tb of regular usage is a bit over the top.

    the fact that you are a reviewer and requires that much space for all your applications, - i can understand, and respect that. but your situation applies to almost no one reading this thread, so really, this shouldnt be the guideline for people shopping for ssds, and you are just misleading readers at this point..
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    No, you are very right, but I am only using myself as an example of how everyone's needs are very different, so your earlier judgement about what people need might not pertain to everyone... I change OSes on my test drives every week, so having fast storage for transfering data from storage, into use, would be a HUGE benefit to me. I typically transfer about 1000GB every three days, and the speed of an HUGE SSD would greatly impact my daily usage, for sure.

    It's not needed, really; a good SATA 6Gb/s mechanical drive is fine enough for most, imho...not everyone needs an SSD. But if Patriot can get these drives in decent prices...550MB/second sounds fantastic to me.
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    I pretty much agree with everything here. People are beyond ridiculous these days. I don't even own an SSD myself but if I did I'd most likely have my OS and 3 games installed on it at most. If there's another game I'd like to play I'd remove one that's installed but it's not like I can play even two games at once and I'd rather put one down and move on to the next which of course that depends on the type of game. Anyhow, TBs worth of data going on an SSD makes no sense as said.

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