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Patriot Introduces SandForce-Driven Inferno Series SSDs

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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.

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PRICE!?!?! i want this badly:respect:
 
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Vertex 2 similar right?
 

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5 year warranty is pretty good for an SSD as well.
 
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Why they always happen to forget to mention the price...
 

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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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Too bad they don't have lifetime warranty like on their USB drives.
 

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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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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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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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...and the sky is blue.
 

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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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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