Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review -
The following images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
Right then, above packaging. Patriot's latest and greatest comes in 60, 120 and 240GB packages. Performance is listed at 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write with 85,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access with our tested 240GB model.
And there it is, this is the 2.5" SATA III 512 GB version. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. The SSD supports TRIM making sure your SSD will regain it's speed once in idle.
Obviously you do need to connect it to a proper SATA 3 (6G) controller though, the best ones can be found on the Intel series 6 chipset based products (H67/P67/Z68/X79).
When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connectors. This drive is SATA3 (6G).
A proper SATA 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We did try, and we never ever had issues with a standard SATA2 cable either.
And here's the PCB. This 6Gbps storage unit makes use of Intel 25nm MLC synchronous NAND from micron. And there it is, on the left the SandForce 2281 controller can be seen.
We review the Patriot EP Pro SDHC UHS-1 32GB flash card. It's not your average SDHC storage card, this little fracker can read at 90 Mb/sec and write at 50 Mb/sec, making it amongst the fastest SDHC cards available on the market.
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.
Patriot SuperSonic Magnum USB 3.0 flash drive review
Patriot Memory recently released a USB stick, all 3.0 compatible and it's called the SuperSpeed Magnum. That surely hints towards a nice caliber. We test the 64GB version of this model, and their Magnum .. well it's the fastest and most l33t little fracker your money can get you with read performance of 200 MB per sec.
Patriot WildFire 120GB SSD review
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