Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review -
Specifications and Features
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
- TRIM Support
- 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)
- DuraClass technology
- 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.
- 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)
- Sequential Read & Write Transfer:
60GB model; Up to 550MB/s read | 500MB/s Write
240GB & 120GB models; 550MB/s read | 520MB/s Write
- Max Random Write IOPS:
60GB model; Up to 80K
240GB & 120GB models; Up to 85,000 (4K aligned)
- O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / Mac® OS / Linux
Initial tests straight away show us that the product is fast alright, this product stays on top of the latest Marvell, Indilinx and sure, Intel's latest and greatest as well.
Once it will become available in the stores you'll notice three SKUs initially, a 60GB, 120GB and 240GB 6Gbps SATA interface based SSD.
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Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review
Patriot wanted to release another SSD, something a little over the top and as such that meant releasing the Pyro SE SSD. While based on the SandForce 2281 controller Patriot did apply some tweaks to make the product even faster. To keep it up to snuff it comes with synchronous NAND flash memory. According to Patriot that will increase its sequential read and write performance to 550MB/s and 520MB/s.
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