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Patriot Pyro SE 120GB Solid State Drive Review - The Patriot Pyro SE

Fitting in between the Pyro and Wildfire, the Pyro SE balances performance, longevity and cost like a Globetrotter with a basketball.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 2, 2011 4:57 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Patriot

The Patriot Pyro SE

 

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Here we get our first look at the Pyro SE. The orange and black theme from the package carries over to the drive that is housed in a nice aluminum case.

 

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Model and serial number information is listed on the back as are a couple of warnings about moisture and taking your drive apart. Both are bad!

 

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On the side we found the mounting locations to be where they should be located and as you can see here, the case has a nice, shiny beveled edge along the top.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are offset where they should be, so you won't have any issues with adapter brackets or drive sleds.

 

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Inside we found some nice goodies. The heart of the drive is the SATA III SandForce SF-2281 controller and it's paired with sixteen Micron branded synchronous NAND flash chips. You can tell the difference between synchronous flash (ending with AAB) and asynchronous flash (ending with AAA) by the chips identification number.

 

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On the other side we found the remaining flash, eight per side.

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