Quote: “Previous SSD (Solid State Drive) reviews on ModSynergy have shown the promise and improvement that an SSD can make to one’s computing experience. The noticeable leap in performance can easily be seen and fully realized the first time you start your machine. Although we have reviewed a few of them so far, those have been from the lower to mid-range offerings based on the older SATA 1.5Gb/s, and SATA 3Gb/s interfaces. Time has flown by, and advancements to technologies related to SSD controllers and flash memory have matured, and now we are in the midst of numerous SSD offerings that look to saturate and max out the latest SATA 6Gb/s interface.
Today we look to an old friend for some vision of what high-performance SSD’s bring to the table, with the brand new Patriot Memory Wildfire series of SSD’s. In this case I present to you the review of the 120GB version of Patriot’s Wildfire SSD. Based on the SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller that is highly regarded and paired with MLC based NAND Flash memory, we will see what maximum performance and maximum IOPS performance feels like. Will the improvement in speed ever end?”