Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅14-03-12

Patriot impressed us with their original Pyro SSD and once again the feedback is only positive for the SE. The Pyro SE slots right in between the high-end Wildfire SSD and Pyro SSD – delivering the performance of Wildfire but costing much less.

In most of the benchmarks we saw significant improvement from the original Pyro. Patriot have chosen to use synchronous NAND in the SE and it really does have its benefits.

Thanks to SandForce SF-2281 there is native TRIM support for garbage collection and Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with 32 commands as well as DuraClass. Out of the box, this SSD is ready for action and backed by a 3-year warranty.

Priced at £158 inc. VAT – we aren’t quite at £1 per GB but Patriot’s Pyro SE is certainly an affordable solution in the SATA 3 – 6GB/s arena.

+ Good overall performance
+ Some improvements over original
+ Affordable
+ Good warranty period

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