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Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD Review

The Patriot Wildfire is shipped in a rather attractive black box with the name of the product on the front and the capacity listed in red, bottom right.

The package opens into a gatefold presentation, highlighting specifications with a structural drive image.

Inside, there are two separate packages. One contains a 3.5 inch drive bay with mounting screws to ensure compatibility within specific chassis design.

The drive itself is housed within an attractive chassis.

The Patriot Wildfire 120GB uses sixteen 8GB 32nm MLC modules, with two 4GB dies per module. The Sandforce 2281 controller can access eight separate NAND channels, and two NAND modules are placed on each channel. The controller is marked as ‘SF-2281VB1-SDC'.

As with all Sandforce 2281 powered drives the Wildfire uses the DuraWrite algorithm which delivers on the fly compression for improved overall performance. Patriot rate this particular drive as capable of delivering sequential read & write transfer speeds of 555MB/s read | 520MB/s Write.

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