So the Patriot Pyro SE (special edition) sample has arrived in our secret test facility, it's the 240GB version of the drive, which means it's also faster compared to the 120GB model.
The Pyro SE. If this sounds a little familiar, Patriot released the Pyro SSD in early August. What's different this time around you might be asking yourself? Well, the Pyro SE gets synchronous NAND, which must mean the original Pyro has asynchronous NAND, Patriot never released that particular spec sheet item.
The Pyro SE leverages a SandForce SF-2281 controller and SATA 6 Gb/s interface to deliver read speeds up to 550 MB/s and writes up to 520 MB/s.
Patriot Pyro SE Specs
60GB, 120GB, & 240GB capacities
SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor
SATA 6.0 Gbps interface
Up to 550MB/s sequential read speeds
Up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds
Maximum 4K random write: 85,000 IOPS
SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor paired with qualified MLC NAND flash for best performance, value and reliability
SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s
TRIM support (O/S dependent)
DuraWrite 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.
Thermal Threshold Management
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) - Up to 32 commands
ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)
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