Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 17-08-11   3 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction


Product on Review: Pyro SATA 3 SSD
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Patriot
Street Price: £167 (At time of review)

Patriot are well known for their memory and USB flash products but perhaps lack awareness in the SSD department. Under the SATA 2 interface they have provided the market with the Inferno and Torqx but now they are tackling the SATA 3 interface with some more flame filled models such as the Wildfire and our review subject – Pyro. Like the Pyro the Wildfire takes advantage of a SandForce SF-2281 Controller the difference between these two models is that the Wildfire caters for the performance market whilst the Pyro hopes to offer a better value for money alternative whilst still endorsing good transfer rates from SATA 3 - 6Gbs.

The SandForce SF-2200 family is very popular amongst SATA 3 SSDs currently available and we have already reviewed many drives using this controller – so it will be interesting to see how the Pyro compares against other rivals that essentially have the same makeup.


Patriot’s take on Pyro
Powerered by the latest SandForce® SF-2281 processor, the Patriot Memory Pyro line will continue to expand on what's expected out of performance level SSDs. To meet the demanding needs of the power users and prosumer markets, the Patriot Memory Pyro will deliver blazing fast 500MB+ read and write speeds for the best in class performance


About Patriot Memory
Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM).


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