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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Patriot Inferno SSD Kit PI100GS25SSDR
Features and Specifications
First Look: Patriot Inferno SSD
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
SSD vs Hard Disk Drive
Patriot Inferno SSD Conclusion

The Patriot Inferno Solid-State Drive (SSD) is a great way to enhance the performance of your computer. When you make the upgrade from a standard hard disk to the Inferno SSD, your computer will boot-up faster, your applications and games will open quicker and your system will run quieter. Inferno is built around the SandForce SF-1222 SSD processor and designed for blazing performance with industry leading IOPS, offering up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write speeds. With native TRIM support, and integrated DuraClass technology, Inferno maintains its performance over its life cycle and even extends the life of the drive. Inferno drives are also incredibly reliable and rugged: built with a durable and lightweight aluminum housing and NAND flash, Inferno SSDs have no moving parts making them more durable than traditional hard drives. Inferno SSDs are available in 100GB and 200GB capacities and offer a 5 year warranty.

SandForce SF-1200 Features

SandForce SF-1200 SSD Processors enable commodity flash memory to reliably operate in cost and power sensitive client computing environments. The SF-1200 is a true single-chip SSD Processor designed for volume manufacturing and outstanding performance. Innovative DuraClass technology delivers world class reliability, endurance, performance and power consumption.

Endurance and LongevityPatriot-Inferno-Logo-BmR.jpg
As each generation of flash memory evolves and the silicon geometries shrink - performance, reliability, endurance, and data retention are negatively impacted. DuraWrite technology extends the life of the SSD over conventional controllers, by optimizing writes to the flash memory and delivering a write amplification below 1, without complex DRAM caching requirements.

Performance and Power Optimization
SSDs are capable of significantly outperforming traditional HDDs, but typical controllers haven't delivered the compelling value necessary for mainstream adoption. SandForce DuraClass technology enables the SSD to maximize both the endurance and performance for the life of the drive fulfilling the promise of high speed flash memory in client computing applications and improving system performance by up to 50% as measured by the SYSmark Benchmark.

Mobile Computing Security
The SF-1200 has built in AES-128 bit encryption controllable by a configurable user password. This feature prevents would-be thieves from extracting data directly from the flash memory should they ever have access to the drive.

Data Protection and Reliability
SF-1200 SSD Processors provide up to 100x greater data protection than today's SSDs, and leading enterprise HDDs. This is a result of superior ECC protection and unique RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) technology. RAISE provides the protection and reliability of RAID on a single drive without the significant write overhead.

Patriot Inferno Specifications

DuraClass Technology:

  • DuraWrite extends the endurance of SSDs
  • Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management
  • RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements)
  • Intelligent Data Retention optimization
  • Best-in-Class ECC protection for longest data retention and drive life
  • Power/Performance Balancing

Host Interface:

  • SATA 2.6 Compliant, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s support
  • Native Command Queuing (up to 32 commands)
  • SMART Command Transport (basic)

Capacity Supported:

  • 100GB (model PI100GS25SSDR)
  • 200GB (model PI200GS25SSDR)

Performance (sustained):

  • Sequential Read Transfer: Up to 285MB/s (@128K blocks)
  • Sequential Write Transfer: Up to 275MB/s (@128K blocks)
  • Random Read IOPS: 30,000 (@4K blocks)
  • Random Write IOPS: 10,000 (@4K blocks)

Flash Memory Support:

Specially selected MLC NAND flash memory

Power Consumption:

  • Typical: 550mW
  • Sleep/Slumber: 50mW

Security:

  • Data Encryption: 128-bit AES
  • Optional disk password

Protection:

  • ECC Recovery: Up to 24 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Unrecoverable Read Errors: Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

Reliability:

  • MTTF: 2,000,000 operating hours
  • Supports 5-year consumer life cycle

Operating Temperature:

0°C to 70°C ambient

Package:

361-Pin TFBGA - 13x13mm, 0.65mm pitch

Compliance:

RoHS, Halogen-Free, Green



 

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