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Patriot turns the SSD dial up to 11

Patriot turns the SSD dial up to 11

Patriot showed us its latest SSDs during the show and they're hitting some impressive read and write speeds.

Although most of the industry believes that SSDs won’t be affordable for a while now, many are still keen to show us how they’re getting on with the technology.

Patriot was one such company – it showed us its latest high-performance SSD drives, which boast both impressive read and write speeds. This is something that many previous SSD drives haven’t been able to achieve.

Patriot faced a 32GB version of the drive off with a standard 2.5in drive, although it didn’t want to reveal the manufacturer whose drive it was using for the comparison. The mechanical drive hit read and write speeds in the region of 47MB/sec, while the Patriot SSD hit read speeds of close to 130MB/sec and write speeds of over 70MB/sec.

The drives come in capacities ranging from 32GB to 256GB and the company said that it expects to release the 256GB drive in July – smaller models should be out before that date. Patriot remained mum on price for the drives, but a representative of the company did say they expected solid state drives with decent performance to hit reasonable price points towards the end of 2009 when NAND prices drop further.

We’ve seen a lot of SSD technology at the show this year, and it’s starting to look a lot more mature than it has in previous years – now it’s just a case of NAND prices getting to the point where the technology—combined with good performance characteristics—is very affordable. Discuss in the forums.

Patriot turns the SSD dial up to 11

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naokaji 9th June 2008, 14:46 Quote
256 GB SSD? Sure, I'll take 2 please, here are the keys for my house... oh wait, I dont have one. I'll just stick with normal hdd's until ssd is more affordable. 1TB mechanical hdd's at roughly 100£ are just too hard to ignore.
DXR_13KE 9th June 2008, 14:57 Quote
competition is very good..... and i would not mind using a 32GB or 64GB one for my OS and assorted software... and a mechanical one for the rest.
Veles 9th June 2008, 15:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
competition is very good..... and i would not mind using a 32GB or 64GB one for my OS and assorted software... and a mechanical one for the rest.

Yeah that's what I want to do in the future when the prices drop a bit, although I'd need around 150Gb at least.
E.E.L. Ambiense 9th June 2008, 15:12 Quote
All in due-time. Prices will drop like they always do.
identikit 9th June 2008, 15:30 Quote
Yeah I think I'll stick to SAS thanks very much.
HourBeforeDawn 9th June 2008, 17:07 Quote
hmm well this is a nice step in the right direction but I think I would prefer IBM tech with the nanowire stuff.
[USRF]Obiwan 10th June 2008, 08:24 Quote
Damn! Thats a lot of SSD news the last couple of weeks. Makes you wonder how soon the prices will drop and the storage capacity will rise.
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