Excerpt: SandForce-based drives have quickly emerged as the frontrunners in the solid-state wars, thanks to impressive read and write speeds, both sequential and random (which finally gives them an edge over the previous random-write leader, the aging Intel X-25M G2 ). All SandForce drives use the same controller, so differences between models come down to the commodity NAND used and—most importantly—firmware.
Pros: Solid SandForce sustained reads/writes.
Cons: Can't match the 4KB random-write IOPS of Corsair's or OCZ's drives.
Excerpt: Patriot has been busy working on releasing their line of Inferno SSDs which features the very capable SandForce SF-1200 controller. They join a growing list of manufactures to release drives based on this controller which has been very successful in terms of sales and performance. We expect to see the Inferno to be among the top drives we have tested.
Summary: Given what we had already seen from the previous Sandforce-based SSDs, the Patriot Inferno 100GB was never going to disappoint in terms of performance. However while Patriot seems to be leading the industry with their warranty, they are quite behind when it comes to pricing and firmware.
Excerpt: To break away from the Team SandForce mold so far, we have seen exclusive firmware with very limited real world improvements, MAC specific hardware (which was also cool blue), exotic memory choices and now one of the best looking SSDs to ever hit the market, the red Patriot Inferno.
Excerpt: Patriot Memory recently introduced the Inferno series of solid state discs (SSD). The Patriot Inferno SSD offers all these great features found in SSD such fast transfer speeds, improved system responsiveness, quicker boot times, and shorter application loading times over traditional hard disk drive storage solutions.
Conclusion: The Patriot Inferno is certainly an interesting drive and when we look back upon the results, there is no doubt it is extremely fast when compared to most other SSDs on the market. It offers great performance across every one of the programs you will most likely use and its synthetic test results were among some of the best we have seen out of the current SSD generation.
Summary: Trotz (zu) hohen Preises weiß die Patriot Inferno 100GB zu gefallen. Vor allem Geschwindigkeit und Verarbeitungsqualität könnten kaum besser sein. Kurz gesagt: High-End Anwender und Enthusiasten werden an den neuen Solid State Drives mit SandForce-Controller nicht vorbeikommen!
Christoph meint: Teure aber extrem schnelle SSD!
Pros: sehr sauber und solide verarbeitet, extrem schnell, TRIM-Support
Summary: Il Patriot Inferno si è rivelato un buon prodotto con tanti punti di forza, ma con qualche piccola debolezza.
Il design è molto curato così come la qualità costruttiva, persino la confezione ci ha piacevolmente sorpresi con una protezione aggiuntiva sia per il disco che per l'adattatore.
Patriot Inferno 100GB e Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 128GB
10 March 2010
Excerpt: Il mercato dei dischi allo stato solido ultimamente ha subito una forte accelerazione, data dal graduale abbassamento del prezzo per GB e dalla sempre maggiore offerta di tipologie di controller per gestire le memorie NANDFlash.