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Patriot Pyro SE 240GB & Wildfire 240GB SSD Review

The Pyro SE 240GB drive is shipped in a bright orange and black box, a contrast to the black and red colour scheme of the Wildfire drive.

No 3.5 inch drive adapter with the 240GB Pyro drive, but you get a thin product overview.

The Patriot chassis designs are bright, colourful and very stylish.

The Patriot Pyro SE 240GB uses MLC NAND (32nm) flash memory, both sides of the PCB are populated. Patriot have opted for Micron 29F128G08CFAAB flash which we have seen used on the Crucial M4 256GB drive in the past.

The Sandforce 2281 controller can access eight separate NAND channels, and two NAND modules are placed on each channel. The controller is marked as ‘SF-2281VB1-SDC’.

The Pyro SE uses the DuraWrite algorithm which delivers on the fly compression for improved overall performance. Patriot rate this particular 240GB drive capable of delivering sequential read & write transfer speeds of 550MB/s read | 520MB/s Write (The 60GB model is rated @ 550MB/s Read | 500 MB/s write).

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