Patriot Inferno 100GB SandForce SF-1200 SSD Review

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Patriot Inferno – Test System

TEST SYSTEM

All tests were performed on a fresh and up-to-date install of Windows
7 x64 with no
other applications running and using AHCI mode set through the BIOS. Synthetic Benchmarks were run off of a 30GB Vertex SSD. The
ASUS P6T motherboard uses an ICH10R south bridge chipset which supports
TRIM. In between every test, the drive was wiped completely (written to
in all 0′s or FF) and left idle for at least 20 minutes to ensure the
TRIM function had time to do its job (for the drives that support TRIM). As such, all results should be
indicative of optimal performance. All
components were set to their default speeds and are listed below:

Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Core i7 920

Motherboard

ASUS P6T Deluxe V1

Memory

12GB OCZ Gold DDR3 1600MHz

Video Card

ATI Radeon HD 5970

Hard Drive

OCZ Vertex 30GB

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000

Operating System

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

Comparison Drives & Other Models We Have Tested

Since there are so many SSDs out there now with different
controllers, we started a reference table of which
controllers the drives use to help you compare results.
Different controllers definitely perform differently and each has various strengths and weaknesses. Like CPU’s, even identical drives will have variations in performance.

 SSD
MODEL
CONTROLLER(S) TRIM Support?
Patriot Inferno 100GB Sandforce SF-1200 (SF-1222) Yes
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB SSD (2X) Sandforce SF-1200 (SF-1222) No*
ADATA S596 128GB JMicron JMF612 Yes
Corsair Force Series 120GB Sandforce SF-1200 (SF-1222) Yes
Patriot Zephyr 128GB JMICRON JMF612 Yes
Patriot Torqx 128GB Indilinx Barefoot Yes
Kingston 30GB V
Series SNV125-S2
Toshiba T6UG1XBG Yes
Kingston 128GB V
Series SNV425-S2
JMICRON JMF618 Yes
Corsair Force Series
100GB
Sandforce SF-1200 (SF-1222) Yes
Corsair Nova Series
128GB
Indilinx Barefoot Yes
Intel X25-M 160GB G2 SSD
Intel PC29AS21BA0 Yes
Micron RealSSD C300 (6Gbps) 256GB Marvell 88SS9174-BJP2 Yes
* TRIM is not supported due to the RAID controller.

As you can see from the readout on CrystalDiskInfo, NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. is
enabled, as is TRIM. This is a great free tool to see what version of
firmware the drive is running as well in the event there are updates
available.

PATRIOT INFERNO CRYSTALDISK INFO

On to the benchmarks!

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