Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅17-08-11

Since its inception the SATA 3 SSD has had enthusiasts drooling over faster transfer rates and enticing them to get their wallets out. Never has there been a better time to invest with prices being reasonably affordable and a vast spectrum of motherboards catering for SATA 3 - 6Gbps.

The Pyro is there as an example of what great performance you can take advantage of with a SATA 3 SSD at an affordable cost. In the performance benchmarks over the previous pages they revealed that this drive has great potential for being a good all round performer. It did struggle with CrystalDiskMark but sometimes we do pick up anomalies like this when a drive struggles in a particular benchmark. The OCZ Agility 3 had similar performance results in this benchmark also but not quite as bad

In terms of cost, compared to other SATA 3 drives endorsing the SandForce 228 Controller the Patriot Pyro is quite a good value for money offering. There are three capacities to choose from 60GB (100) 120GB (155-170) and 240GB (360).

The bottom line is:: Patriot Pyro offers a good blend of performance to cost, coming with 3 years warranty it looks like a good choice for hardware enthusiasts wanting to jump on the SATA 3 bandwagon.

+ Great performance hits speeds of up to 500MB/s
+ Reasonable pricing
+ Looks great

- Suffered with sequential transfer rates

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