Subject: Storage | August 4, 2011 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: SF-2281 controller, sata 6Gps, patriot. ssd, patriot pyro
Patriot has now split it's SATA 6GB/s SSDs into two lines, the faster and more expensive WildFire series and the new Pyro series, which is intended to be a bit more affordable for the average user. Legit Reviews tested their middle sized 120GB drive to see what, if anything, was sacrificed to bring the price of the Pyro down. The SF-2281 controller will be familiar to SSD fans while the MLC flash is 25nm Micron which is likely where the cost savings and slightly lower transfer speeds come from. Legit Reviews calculated the drives MSRP to be roughly $1.88 per usable GB for the 120 GB Pyro drive, under the magic $2/GB mark.
"Patriot hasn't been as active in the SSD realm as some other companies, focusing instead on their memory products and USB flash media. Recently they released their Wildfire line of SSDs and they follow that up with another flame related theme in the Pyro line. Each features the popular SandForce SF-2281 controller and a SATA III interface but differ in the NAND flash employed. The Pyro line is the more value oriented drive as opposed to the Wildfire line which sports slightly better max performance specifications in terms of MB/s and IOPS..."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA 3 SSD Review - Patriot Wins Over The Consumer With Options & Value @ The SSD Review
- Patriot Pyro 120GB SandForce SF-2281 @ Tweaktown
- Patriot Pyro Review @ OCC
- Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review @ Neoseeker
- Midrange SSD Comparison - OCZ vs Crucial vs Patriot vs Kingston @ HCW
- Sandisk Ultra SATA II 240GB SSD Review - Sandisk Returns to The Consumer SSD Arena @ The SSD Review
- Strontium Gamma 115GB & Matrix 120GB SSD @ VR-Zone
- Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD @ OC3D
- Kingston HyperX 240GB SandForce SF-2281 @ Tweaktown
- Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked @ TechARP
- Kingston Data Traveler Ultimate 3.0 32GB USB Flash Drive Review @ eTeknix
- RaidSonic Icy Box IB-272StU-OT 2.5'' HDD Enclosure Review @ Real World Labs
- Archgon MH-2615 Mobile HDD Enclosure Review @ BayReviews
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen 2 32GB Flash Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
- Silverstone EC03 USB 3.0 PCIe Card @ XSReviews
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