A Closer Look
Patriot has chosen to use a very high quality metal enclosure for the Wildfire SSD which makes it feel virtually indestructible. It has a dark grey metallic finish which shouldn’t look out of place in any PC system. To access the PCB inside the drive, we must remove the four Torx screws in the four corners of the unit.
The Sandforce SF-2281 controller is located on the top side of the PCB alongside eight of the 16 total Toshiba TH58TAG6D2FBA49 memory chips. This is high performance synchronous memory like that found in the Corsair Force GT.
On the underside of the PCB we find the eight remaining memory chips. Each memory chip has a capacity of 8 GB, meaning the drive has 128 GB of memory in total. This is reduced to 120 GB as the controller uses over-provisioning to improve the longevity of the drive.