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Patriot announce Pyro series SSDs w. 500+MB/sec read rates

SandForce SF-2281 6Gbps powered, shipping soon.

By Steve Dougherty from Jul 20, 2011 @ 7:08 CDT

Patriot Memory is readying up another series of consumer level 2.5" SSDs with its new Pyro lineup. These are SandForce SF-2281 controlled SATA III 6.0Gbps drives, utilizing MLC NAND Flash.

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Patriot gives impressive sequential read and write rates of up to 550MB/sec and 520MB/sec on the 120 and 240MB models, and up to 515MB/sec read / 490MB/sec write speeds on the 60GB model. As for IOPS rates, the 120 and 240GB models offer 85,000 4k random write performance, while the 60GB one offers 80,000.

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Patriot backs the new Pyro series by a three year warranty and they should hit shelves anytime soon> pricing has not yet been disclosed.

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