Patriot Inferno 120GGB Solid State Drive Evaluation
Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:27 AM
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:05 AM
I think I would personally stay away from the drive. It is a nice price, but if I am going to spend that much money on an SSD I would get one that performs a bit better.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:28 PM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:07 PM
* Inconsistent scores
* Slower writes than compared drives
I think that having to wait for a firmware update to realize the full potential of the drive is a deal breaker. One would think that the manufacturer has tested this drive extensively before releasing it for sale. Why didn't they catch these characteristics?
Do you test in a different manner? Thanks for a good review,...I'd rather read about it here than experience it firsthand, myself.
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