PNY Prevail 240GB SSD
The Prevail packaging isn't much different than the Prevail Elite we tested a few months back. The front covers a number of features and the warranty.
The back of the box covers the specifications and gives more details on the warranty. On the bottom left of the box PNY gives a web address for ordering accessory packages for notebooks and desktops.
The drive is packaged well with foam on all sides.
As we mentioned, the accessory package is pretty slim, you only get a SATA cable.
Here we get our first look at the PNY Prevail 240GB.
There isn't anything particularly exciting about the outside of the drive. It is a full size 9.5mm z-height SSD so some Ultrabooks are not compatible.
The Prevail Series uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controllers. PNY placed a thermal pad on the FPU so heat will transfer to the case instead of just going back into the copper PCB and carried to the flash.
The Prevail is a basic LSI SandForce SF-2281 design. It doesn't use super caps or a DRAM buffer. It's a mature yet solid design that gets the job done.
The other side of the drive exposes the NAND flash array. There are 16 packages total, with two die per package.
PNY has converted over to the new B02 stepping of the SF-2281, a lower power 2281 FPU.
The flash on our Prevail sample is the same Intel chose for the 520 Series and Kingston chose for the original HyperX SSD. This is without a doubt Intel 5K P/E cycle synchronous NAND.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [PNY Prevail 240GB SSD]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Power and Thermal Testing]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- No Man's Sky officially delayed until August, for VR support?
- GIGABYTE announces its GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING video card
- MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 feature new Twin Frozr VI cooling technology
- Palit unveils their new GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock video card
- ZOTAC launches its new GeForce GTX 1080 video cards
- Asrock 3-Way 2S2S SLI Bridge Card
- Amped Wireless Athena AC2600 RTA2600 MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review
- ASRock 990FX Extreme9 IPMI Module?
- Tweak Launcher dont work with x99-sli mobo
- SanDisk X400 1TB SATA III SSD Review
- Colorful introduces first custom GTX1080: Colorful iGameGTX1080 X-TOP-8G
- CybertronPC offers new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics on all desktops
- Inno3D announces new GeForce GTX 1080 video cards
- Samsung Electronics expands 750 EVO SSD with worldwide availability and increases capacity to 500GB
- Free public gamer event E3 Live to debut in Los Angeles