Patriot Inferno 120GB Solid State Drive Review

We just started working with Patriot with our review of the Xporter XT Rage 32B Flash Drive.  Well today we have another storage product from them, the Inferno 120GB Solid State Drive.  This solid state drive is based off the SandForce SF-1200 controller.  If you have been following solid state drives over the past year you know that the SandForce controller is what everyone is using in their new drives.  This drive boasts read speeds up to 285MB/s, write speeds up to 275MB/s, native TRIM support and integrated DuraClass Technology.  Let’s check out the Inferno and see how it performs compared to other SandForce-based drives.

Special thanks to Patriot for providing us with the Inferno 120GB Solid State Drive to review.

– Maximum sequential read speed up to 285MB/s
– Maximum sequential write speed up to 275MB/s
– SandForce SF-1222 SSD processor paired with qualified MLC NAND flash for best performance, value and reliability
– Includes 3.5″ bracket
– TRIM support (O/S dependent)
– DuraClass technology
– DuraWrite extends the life of your SSD
– Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling
– Intelligent Read Disturb Management
– Intelligent Recycling improves management of free space
– 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
– SATA I/II interface
– Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
– MTBF: > 1,500,000 Hours
– Data Retention: 5+ years at 25 C
– Data Reliability: Built in BCH 16-bit ECC & 24-bit ECC
– Operating Temperature: 0C ~ 70C
– Storage Temperature: -40C ~ 85C
– Shock Resistance: 1,500G (@ 0.5msec half sine wave)
– Vibration Resistance: 15G / 10 ~ 2000Hz w/ 3 axis
– 4K Random Write IOPS up to 14K / 4K Random Read IOPS up to 5K
– O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista® / 7 / Mac® OS / Linux ** Capacities stated are unformatted. The total formatted capacity for the drive will differ, depending on the operating system and file system used.

The Inferno comes in a nice retail package, larger than most solid state drives.  There is an opening in the front of the package that let’s you take a look at the drive.  On the back there is a list of features.

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Opening the package up there are 2 clam-shelll cases.  One has the solid state drive in it the other has a mounting bracket and mounting screws.  I really like that Patriot included the bracket, many cases don’t have 2.5-inch mounting brackets.

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