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Patriot Wildfire (SandForce SF-2281) 4x SSD RAID Report - Packaging and Drives

Two or more is better than one, can the performance outpace the cost? Let's find out!

| RAID in Storage | Posted: Mar 23, 2012 4:36 am

Packaging

 

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We're going to skim over some of these images to recap the physical side of Wildfire.

 

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2.5" form factor with a 9mm z-height, notebook and desktop capable.

 

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Wildfire is well sorted with all of the mounting locations where they should be.

 

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Patriot includes a desktop adapter bracket. This accessory is no longer a given these days. Many of the newer model SSDs we've seen do not ship with an adapter bracket.

 

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Patriot laid out a clean design on the PCB. Here we see the SandForce SF-2281 controller and eight of the sixteen 32nmToshiba Toggle Mode flash chips.

 

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The surface mount resistors and capacitors are all located on the underside of the PCB. Here we see the remaining eight flash chips.

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