Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review

Introduction

The days in which a Solid State Drive existed solely for the wealthy, and all the affordable ones were woefully inadequate in performance terms, are long gone.

Nowadays you can buy a good OS sized drive for just shy of a hundred pounds, which is excellent value considering the speed and noise benefits over a mechanical one.

Recently we have seen a new controller taking its place amongst the Indilinx and Samsung ones of this world, namely the Sandforce. Last time we looked at it it was as part of the OCZ Vertex 2 and we felt that it just didn't have all the bugs ironed out of it yet. Peak performance was alright, but it couldn't sustain it anywhere near as well as the more mature controllers available.

Patriot are well known as the manufacturer of good quality affordable DIMMs, so let's see how their affordable Solid State effort fares.

Technical Specifications

Thankfully the tendency of manufacturers to overstate the capabilities of their products has greatly lessened over the years as reviews have been easier to find on the Information Superhighway.

From our previous experience we're slightly dubious of the maximum quoted speeds, but hopefully the time between reviews has enabled the bugs to be ironed out and the performance kept more consistent.

Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review

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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?

Continue Reading

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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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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