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Patriot Wildfire PW240GS25SSDR 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III
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Experience enterprise-class performance in your personal PC with the Patriot Wildfire series SSD powered by the latest SandForce SF-2200 processor. The Patriot Wildfire series shatters performance expectations with insanely-fast 500MB/s plus read and write speeds for ultra-quick responsiveness and instantaneous access to all your files and data. A SATA III 6.0 Gb/s connection interface enables the Patriot Wildfire series to achieve maximum performance without any bottlenecks while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing SATA II 3.0 Gb/s and SATA I 1.5 Gb/s interfaces. The versatile 2.5-inch form factor enables the Patriot Wildfire series to easily upgrade any desktop or notebook systems. An included 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket ensures desktop users can quickly slip a Patriot Wildfire series into your system for added installation flexibility.

  • newegg TRIM SUPPORT The Wildfire Series SSDs offer native TRIM support featured in the latest versions of Windows. It is specifically designed to maintain the performance of the SSD over the lifetime of the drive. The TRIM feature functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg GARBAGE COLLECTION This feature eliminates the need to perform erasure of the whole block prior to every write. The Garbage Collection process accumulates data marked for erase as "Garbage" and perform whole block erase as space reclamation in order to reuse the block. Essentially, Garbage Collection will defragment itself when it’s idle to maintain maximum life of the drive.
  • newegg SANDFORCE DRIVEN Driven by the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281), the Wildfire Series is designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface. The Wildfire pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your productivity, gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience.
  • newegg ECC (ERROR CORRECTION CODE) Utilizing ECC paired with RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements), the Wildfire delivers an orders-of-magnitude improvement in drive reliability versus today’s best enterprise HDDs and SSDs. The result is single-drive RAID-like protection and recovery from potentially catastrophic flash block failures – all while avoiding the inefficiencies of traditional RAID.
  • newegg MAXIMUM IOPS The Wildfire drive delivers the maximum IOPS at 85,000 (4K random write) in the Patriot Memory SATA III lineup.
  • newegg MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE With enterprise-class performance, the Wildfire breaks ground with 555MB/s Read and 520MB/s write speeds. It’s ready to take on the most intense multimedia applications.

Learn more about the Patriot Memory PW240GS25SSDR

General

Brand
Patriot
Series
Wildfire
Model
PW240GS25SSDR
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
240GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
3.9"
Width
2.6"
Depth
0.37"
Weight
0.26 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 555MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 520MBps
4KB Random Write
Up to 85,000 IOPS

Features

Features
SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor paired with qualified MLC NAND flash for best performance, value and reliabilitySATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s

TRIM support (O/S dependent)

DuraClass technology

DuraWrite technology extends the endurance of SSDs

Intelligent Block Management and Wear Leveling

Intelligent Read Disturb Management

Intelligent "Recycling" for advance free space management (Garbage Collection)

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

Thermal Threshold Management

Native Command Queuing (NCQ) - Up to 32 commands

ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Michael S.
  • 2/24/2012 10:34:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast

Pros: Very fast, got 2 and put them in a RAID 0

Cons: I took off one egg because it was very difficult to update the firmware, my alienware with vista was unable to update the firmware on them no matter what i did so i had to make them slave drives on my alienware that has windows 7 and the firmware updated just fine, Patriot does not support firmware updates while they are in the raid so I had to do them seperately

Other Thoughts: Alienware M17x R2
i7 940XM
AMD Crossfire 5870M
8GB DDR3 1600

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  • Chan S.
  • 1/24/2012 8:21:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood drive for my MacBook Pro

Pros: Works great, no issues with MacBook Pro.

Cons: Rebate is hell. Lack of good customer service. Do not offer rebates to your potential customers only to tick us off in the waiting process and denying us.

Other Thoughts: Thanks Newegg for picking up their slack. Too bad we can't vote on this website for bad service to these vendors. You guys will always have my back and my loyalty. Bless you and Happy New Years!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I'm sorry to hear that you had an issue with the processing of your rebate. For future reference, please do not hesitate to contact rebates@patriotmem.com and we would have been glad to assist you in the matter.

Sincere Regards,
Patriot Memory Customer Support

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  • Spencer F.
  • 1/19/2012 10:05:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast, and sometimes furious...

Pros: + 5 Eggs. Very fast. Windows boots like lightning, and loads programs like lightning. Drive operates at cool temps, etc.

Cons: -1 Egg. Drive would freeze every few hours and require a couple of reboots to come back up. I upgraded the firmware and it's been fine since.

Other Thoughts: A firmware upgrade for your drive is pretty common when purchasing SSDs. Most SSDs have a high failure rate as well, when compared to HDDs. With this drive, as with other SSDs, keep a backup of important files. If you have secondary storage, make an image of your OS install to save you time/hassle, if your drive bites it.

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  • Martin S.
  • 1/16/2012 12:49:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent SSD

Pros: This SSD is amazing. Throw one of these in your PC and you're guaranteed to see a massive difference over a conventional hard drive. Applications load up in milliseconds after you click on them. It makes for a very fluid and fast computing experience.

Cons: The first one I received had some write issues. I would get a BSOD every time I would try to write larger files to the disk.

I had to RMA the first SSD. See other thoughts for more details.

Other Thoughts: I contacted Patriot through their website, and they sent me the RMA papers the next day. The RMA process is exceptionally fast. Fill out a form with them on their website and they'll tell you where to send it. Their policy works like this, send it in to them, they take about 5 days to look at the drive and find a new one to you, and once they're done with that they ship it back.

I got the new SSD about 3 weeks after I shipped it. It took about a week to get there, they checked it out for about 5 days, and they shipped the new one back to me.

The first one was kind of a let down, but sometimes you just get a bad egg. The new replacement they gave me is working flawlessly.

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  • Purchase C.
  • 11/11/2011 9:08:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSTAY AWAY, SEVERAL ISSUES EVEN WITH MOST RECENT FIRMWARE

Pros: The drive is fast when working correctly which get's it one egg.

Cons: The drive originally had dropout issues, zero errors in event log, it would simply dropout from under the OS and leave my computer looking for a boot drive. A hard restart fixed the issue until in happened the next time (every few days).

I updated the firmware to the most recent version and the dropout issue did not happen again, but the system would slow down (lag when doing certain tasks, no rhyme or reason) over a half hour period progressively until I could not even shut the computer down properly. A hard restart fixes this issue also, unfortunately there is not a firmware fix for this yet so Patriot gets a bad review from me. Fix YOUR PRODUCTS! Very disappointed in this drive and will not be buying Patriot again.

Other Thoughts: I am replacing the drive with a Kingston HyperX and attempting to do a refund with Patriot which will probably end up with me $500 bucks in the hole.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are extremely sorry to hear that the firmware flash did not resolve the issues you were seeing; as based on many responses by our other end-users they have reported success. To discuss this issue with a customer rep, please don't hesitate top open a support ticket.

Sincere Regards,
Patriot Memory Support

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  • Andre B.
  • 10/30/2011 9:53:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs3.3.2 fixed all the problems

Pros: Really, really fast!

Cons: Took until firmware 3.3.2 (came out a week ago), but since I installed THIS patch, the drive works like a charm! It used to freeze my computer every 2-3 days, but no freeze at all since installing that patch. I put a 2/5 in my previous review, but I think it now deserves a 5/5.

Other Thoughts: Would have been better, however, if I hadn't waste quite some time and money RMA'ing my previous disk because they were still working on fixing the bugs with the firmware for so long. But I can now totally recommend this drive.

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  • Andre B.
  • 10/23/2011 11:49:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsFreezing Fast

Pros: Very fast

Cons: I was getting a BSOD every 2-4 days with my first SSD. After a couple weeks of e-mailing with patriot tech guy, he told me to RMA it, so I did. This is my 2nd drive and, guess what, 2 days in my comp and I get a BSOD.... Bought this instead of Vertex 3 cuz I thought it would be more reliable; doesn't seem like it.

Other Thoughts: One thing I find really frustrating is having to pay to ship the drive to them, when I have to do so because they sold me a defective item. Of course, it's the same pretty much everywhere, but doesn't make it less frustrating. How many times will I have to pay extra cash and wait 2 more weeks and waste a few hours of installing and cloning before I can get a working product?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We regret to hear that we were unable to resolve your issue. Please don't hesitate to contact the RMA rep or Support Rep you were working with and we'll be glad to look into your issue. Furthermore, please try our latest 3.3.2 firmware to see if this helps resolves your issues. We completely stand by our products and more importantly- our customers.

Sincere Regards,
Patriot Memory Customer Support

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  • Randy M.
  • 10/17/2011 4:50:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Ready for Release

Pros: Fast for the few minutes they worked.

Cons: This product is not ready for market. Purchased four units for server build, and had terrible problems with the installation. Drives appeared to be functional, but failed during format and disappeared from the system. Reboot brought them back, but the process just repeats. All four units died within 20 hours. This product should never have been released.

Other Thoughts: Patriot provides NO phone contact for support, so help from them is: enter message and hope for a response. No response of any kind in 48 hours. Filling out an RMA request resulted in Patriot closing the case without comment, contact or assistance of any kind. Patriot support forums are a picture of reps scrambling to handle an overload of complaints over disappearing drives and BSoD crashes. They've been working on a firware update for three weeks, but still can't fix the bugs. Nice responses from Patriot here are NO reflection of the non-existant support over at their site.

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  • Randy M.
  • 10/16/2011 1:38:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: No positive experience.

Cons: Drive appears, but fails format operation, then disappears from the system. Patriot forums show support personnel scrambling to fix firmware issues. Numerous BSOD reports.

Other Thoughts: Had good experience

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We're sorry to hear that you had some issues with our drives. Please don't hesitate to open a support ticket and our support reps will be glad to look into the issues you are having.

Thank you for choosing Patriot Memory!

Best Regards,
Patriot Support

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  • Randy M.
  • 10/15/2011 8:15:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHigh Defect Rate

Pros: No good experience to report.

Cons: Ordered four drives. Two are incapable of being formatted.

Other Thoughts: Disappointed after very good experirnce with Torx models.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We're sorry to hear that you had some issues with our drives. Please don't hesitate to open a support ticket and our support reps will be glad to look into the issues you are having.

Thank you for choosing Patriot Memory!

Best Regards,
Patriot Support

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