Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review

 

Patriot Memory is one of the leading US based RAM and SSD manufacturers. Today we are going to have a look at their fastest consumer SSD drive, the Pyro SE. The Pyro SE 120GB drive is a Sandforce SF-2281 based SSD, boasting speeds up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write. How does it compare against other popular drives already out in the market? We will find out in this review.

Patriot Memory is one of the leading US based RAM and SSD manufacturers. Today we are going to have a look at their fastest consumer SSD drive, the Pyro SE. The Pyro SE 120GB drive is a Sandforce SF-2281 based SSD, boasting speeds up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write. How does it compare against other popular drives already out in the market? We will find out in this review.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • 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: 550MB/s read | 520MB/s Write
  • Max Random Write IOPS: Up to 85,000 (4K aligned)
  • O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / Mac® OS / Linux