More and more manufacturers and products cavort in the market for solid state drives not surprisingly, the California manufacturer has brought to the Patriot SE Pyro another SSD to market previously had two Patriot SSD series based on the popular SandForce SF-2281 controller in the portfolio. First, the Wildfire with toggle NAND and secondly, the Pyro with asynchronous NAND the new Pyro SE uses synchronous NAND and close to the existing difference in performance between the two series.
Our test model with 240 GB of storage capacity in addition to the OCZ Vertex 3 , the second SandForce SSDs of this size in the test The current street price is low the maximum sequential transfer rates are typically sand-Force at 550 Mbytes / sec read and 520 MB / s writing. However, this speed is reached at only one SATA 6.0 Gb / s interface thanks to backward compatibility, the standard SSD can also be operated with the older SATA 3.0 Gb / s - but with lower performance.
As has been already tested the OCZ Vertex 3 in May of this year, probably the only difference between the two SSDs, the new firmware of the Patriot Pyro SE otherwise, both should be nearly identical to SSDs against this background is particularly interesting to compare with the OCZ Vertex third All further clarifies .
In addition to the Patriot SSD Pyro SE is supplied with only a quick reference guide the housing is made of anodized aluminum and is very well made as with the Patriot Wildfire is without question the toughest cases of all we tested SSDs.
Our test-SSD is equipped with a SandForce SF-2281 controller exact designation: SF-2281VB1-SDC and has a storage capacity of 240 GB the usable size is exactly 223.57 GB as usual with SandForce SSDs is no need for an external DRAM cache. Instead, a small internal cache is used the used 25-nm MLC NAND Flash comes from Micron and is equipped with a synchronous interface to ONFI 2.1 standard a total of 16 flash chips with 16 GB are installed.