Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD Review

Author: AkG
Date: April 25, 2012
Product Name: Pyro SE 240GB
Part Number: PPSE240GS25SSDR
Warranty: 3 Years
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AS-SSD is designed to quickly test the performance of your drives. Currently, the program allows measurement sequential and small 4K read/write speeds as well as 4K file speed at a queue depth of 6. While its primary goal is to accurately test Solid State Drives, it does equally well on all storage mediums it just takes longer to run each test as each test reads or writes 1GB of data.

As with Crystal DiskMark, the AS-SSD numbers are very respectable and once again the Pyro is easily able to compete head to head with the likes of a Vertex 3 240GB drive.

Anvil Storage Utilities Pro

Much like AS-SSD, Anvil Pro was created to quickly and easily – yet accurately – test your drives. While it is still in the Beta stages it is a versatile and powerful little program. Currently it can test numerous read / write scenarios but two in particular stand out for us: 4K queue depth of 4 and 4K queue depth of 16. A queue depth of four along with 4K sectors can be equated to what most users will experience in an OS scenario while 16 depth will be encountered only by power users and the like. We have also included the 4k queue depth 1 results to help put these two other numbers in their proper perspective. All settings were left in their default states and the test size was set to 1GB.

As with all test result so far, the Patriot Pyro SE posts results which are neither surprising nor unimpressive. We have simply seen this combination so many times that any sense of suspense - or doubt- has long since been hammered into oblivion. The upside to this is the Patriot Pyro SE provides not only good performance but does so without any risk involved. It really is shaping up to be a “safe” option for consumers looking for good performance but are restrained by budgetary concerns.

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