We can see from our tests that the Patriot Wildfire has a clear performance lead over both of the Corsair drives we used for comparison, so it is ideal for those looking for the ultimate performance from their drive. The performance differences between the drives are down to the memory used in each model, as they all feature the same Sandforce SF-2281 controller.
The performance of the Corsair Force GT is much closer to that of the Patriot Wildfire than to the Force 3 as they both use synchronous memory. This deals much better with incompressible data than the asynchronous memory used in the Force 3, which is why the difference in performance in AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark is so large.
We’re glad to see that Patriot is including a 3.5” adapter with the Wildfire as it ensures compatibility with virtually any PC case. This is something we would like to see all SSD manufacturers include with their drives in the future.
Even though the Patriot Wildfire offers a better level of performance than both the Corsair drives, we can’t help feeling that the Force GT will be a better option for most users because it offers nearly the same level of performance for USD 45 less money. For some users, though, this price premium will be worth the small improvement in performance.