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Patriot Wildfire 120GB Solid State Drive Review - The Patriot Wildfire 120GB

So far it's been like batting practice at the trade shows, but now the rest of the team takes to the field.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 28, 2011 6:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

The Patriot Wildfire 120GB

 

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Here we get our first look at the drive itself. The drive looks a lot like the retail package and the capacity information is right on the front.

 

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The back of the drive lists the full model number, serial number, capacity and firmware of the drive when it shipped.

 

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The case of the drive is aluminum and of the same construction as the OWC drives we've already received. I am a bit disappointed that Patriot didn't choose to use a red case this round, as I grew quite fond of the Inferno color.

 

The Wildfire case is proven in the field and will fit your notebook without issue. On the side we see the standard mounting points.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are also where they should be on the drive. The desktop adapter bracket is also offset so when using the drive in an enclosure the SATA connectors line up as they should.

 

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Inside we found a SandForce SF-2281 controller just as we expected and sixteen Toshiba flash chips, eight on each side.

 

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The other side of the PCB has more surface mount components and the remaining eight Toshiba chips that use BGA connectors.

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