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PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD Review - PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD

PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD Review
With all the talk about TLC, 20nm and other new forms of flash that reduce the number of P/E cycles - it's nice to see one company fight against the flow. PNY's Prevail Elite is a 10K P/E cycle SSD that uses a LSI SF-2200 Series controller.
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 10, 2013 11:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: PNY

PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD


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The Prevail Elite uses a 9.5mm z-height, standard notebook size case.


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The model, part and serial numbers can be found on the back of the drive.


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We found all of the standard mountings points positioned where they should be.


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The inner case tipped up a surprise. The case was molded with two channels that contact the NAND flash. This acts as a heatsink for the NAND flash. The LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller gets a thermal pad to aid in heat extraction.


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The oily residue from the thermal pad makes it nearly impossible to picture the laser etched letters on the controller, at least from a graceful angle.


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There are sixteen Intel 25nm NAND flash chips rated for 10K P/E cycles on the 240GB Prevail Elite. On the consumer side this flash is fairly rare, we don't see 29F16B16MCME1 very often.

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