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Patriot Pyro SE 240GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 17, 2012 12:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Patriot

The Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD




The orange and black theme carries over from the package and onto the drive itself. We actually like the look, it is a nice departure from the black and silver everyone else seems to be using.




The part, serial and model numbers are all listed on the back. The drive also shows which firmware shipped on the drive. As you can see drives are already shipping with the latest 3.3.2 firmware release that fixes several issues.




The side mounting points are positioned where they should be so you won't have any issue with the Pyro SE being installed in a desktop adapter bracket or notebook drive sled.




The SATA power and data connectors are offset to the side as they should be.




On the inside it's business as usual for the Pyro SE. The same PCB is used for both the 120GB and 240GB models. On this side we found a SandForce SF-2281 controller and eight Micron branded 25nm synchronous flash chips.




The remaining eight flash chips are on the opposite side and can be viewed here.

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