Patriot ships their SSD in a stylish black package. The front has only the absolute minimum information, while the back goes into more product details.
You will receive:
- The SSD
- Screw Package
- 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It uses a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.
Like most recent SSDs, Patriot's Wildfire uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any other SATA standard, but will work at reduced performance in such a case.
Patriot is using 16 flash chips and the Sandforce flash controller, which is located in the middle of the PCB. An additional DRAM cache chip, like other SSDs use for additional caching, is not available.
As controller the recently released Sandforce SF-2281 is used.
The 16 flash chips are made by Toshiba and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are produced in a 32 nanometer production process.