Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review

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The Inferno comes in a very shiny box with a little window that allows you to see the Patriot comes in a lovely shade of red rather than the more common and sedate black.

Internally there are two separate plastic cases, one containing the drive and one containing a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor to allow you to install the drive securely in any case of your choosing.

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The adaptor is identical to the Corsair Nova one we've seen, but that's by no means a bad thing as if it isn't broken you don't need to fix it. 

The drive makes a lovely difference to the plain black ones with a white sticker than seem prevalent. It's a lovely shade of red in high quality brushed aluminium and the chromatic sticker really helps give an air of class to proceedings.

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Internally everything is as you'd expect with the SandForce controller centrally mounted and surrounded by the memory chips. One of the benefits of SandForce is that it doesn't require a cache chip and so the board has more room than other variants.

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Along with the SandForce controller the capacity is provided by Intel MLC NAND chips which give good performance.

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10-01-2011, 05:56:59

tinytomlogan
Today we take a look at a Sandforce based SSD from Memory giants Patriot. Have the early problems been ironed out?

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10-01-2011, 06:25:49

Alicarve
been wondering what these are like, good review from bryan

10-01-2011, 09:13:42

chudley
Very Well written review Bryan, I do have a couple of questions and it may be an oversight by me, what OS were you using? and was it 32bit or 64bit. I do not know how much this may impact on results and wonder whether that is also a test that should be done just to see if different OS do make a difference.

10-01-2011, 09:18:28

SnW
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Originally Posted by chudley View Post

Very Well written review Bryan, I do have a couple of questions and it may be an oversight by me, what OS were you using? and was it 32bit or 64bit. I do not know how much this may impact on results and wonder whether that is also a test that should be done just to see if different OS do make a difference.

Test Setup

Patriot Inferno 60GB

ASUS Rampage III

Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.8GHz

Noctua NH-D14

6GB Corsair Dominator GT

EVGA GTX570

Windows 7 x64





Its time for a new SSD for me ...

10-01-2011, 09:28:31

Alicarve
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Originally Posted by SnW View Post



Its time for a new SSD for me ...
i haven't even got one yet still waiting for more of a price drop lol

10-01-2011, 10:59:36

chudley
@SnW thanks for putting my eyes in couldn't see that despite looking for it twice before posting.

10-01-2011, 14:56:18

VonBlade
It's quite alright we all miss things. Thank you for the nice comments.

The OS wont make a difference unless you're using XP. TRIM doesn't work with XP, kinda with Vista and fine with Win 7.

Although if you're not on Win 7 by now, you really should make that your prior investment.

It's a demon little drive for the money. Just so lovely to see one that isn't black. Little things
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