TechSpot: Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review, RAID0 Performance Tested

On the heels of its performance-orientated Wildfire series, Patriot has developed a more cost effective solution for mainstream system builders. Based on SandForce's SF-2281 controller, the Pyro series appears to take aim at the Agility 3. OCZ's budget offering uses the same SandForce controller and similar NAND flash memory.

Despite costing more, the Pyro claims to offer slightly more speed, citing blazingly fast 550MB/s sequential reads and up to 515MB/s sequential writes using SATA 6.0Gb/s. At first glance, it seems the Pyro might be fairly priced against the Agility 3, but we have a sneaking suspicion this isn't the case and Patriot will have to lower its prices.

We're also curious to test the Pyro's RAID0 performance. At $410, pair of Pyro 120GB drives cost considerably less than a single Patriot Wildfire 240GB drive ($515), which could reveal some compelling results. We could speculate on drive performance all day, but let's press onward and see where Patriot's budget contender stands in the market.

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i personally think game consoles should go back to cards/carts with then boosting far more space then cds/dvds/blu-ray, and you never seen the old 16bit carts been pirated so easy and reading from the cart would mean less loading, and no scratch problems.

Dermot said,
i personally think game consoles should go back to cards/carts with then boosting far more space then cds/dvds/blu-ray, and you never seen the old 16bit carts been pirated so easy and reading from the cart would mean less loading, and no scratch problems.

Consoles moved away from those because they are so expensive. The still existing DS carts could never hold as much data as even a single layer DVD.

barteh said,
Give me a Revo x3 over these any day.

I heard the Quality Control of OZ drives aren't very good. I heard for that, intel is where it's at. I heard Intel may be slower but more reliable.

warwagon said,

I heard the Quality Control of OZ drives aren't very good. I heard for that, intel is where it's at. I heard Intel may be slower but more reliable.

Crucial m4 SSDs are pretty good, and comparable to Intel in terms of write speed, yet blast them away with read speed, which is the more important stat. Additionally, they have very high reliability and are pretty cheap. Drives with Sandforce controllers apparently BSOD your computer sometimes and can cause data corruption issues, although I've never had a SF so I can't tell you about this first hand.