The Solid State sector has been thriving in 2011, with a plethora of low cost models available to suit the mainstream audience. The high end enthusiast sector is significantly more demanding, with manufacturers working around the clock to get the maximum performance from their latest drives. Today we are looking at two of the latest high density drives from Patriot – the Wildfire 240GB and the Pyro SE 240GB. If maximum throughput is your top priority then you won’t want to skip this review.
The Pyro ‘SE’ (Special Edition) is the latest release from Patriot to attract the high end enthusiast audience. This Special Edition features high quality synchronous NAND flash memory which will further enhance overall levels of performance. It has full support for TRIM and features DuraClass and DuraWrite technologies. Patriot are keen to focus on attracting as many people as possible, so they are offering the new range at very competitive pricing. The recommended cost in the United Kingdom will be £99.99 for the 60GB, £155.00 for the 120GB and £355.00 for the 240GB.
The Wildfire has been the flagship product for Patriot since it was released and is still for sale in the United Kingdom. Initially this drive cost in excess of £400, but stores such as Amazon have reduced the price to £365 inc vat.
Today we will be looking at both drives and analysing how they slot into our long term performance charts.