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Patriot Memory Updates SSD Line With Pyro SE Series

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Patriot Memory updates its SSD lineup with the release of the Pyro SE SSD series, which utilizes synchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory versus asynchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory.

Pyro SE 240 GB SSDPyro SE 240 GB SSDPatriot Memory Pyro SE SSD is a 2.5-inch form-factor based on the SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface and the SandForce SF-2281 controller. The Pyro SE will be offered in 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacities. In addition, the drives include DuraClass, DuraWrite, TRIM support and comes with a 3-year warranty. The Pyro SE's performance is expected to deliver sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s, along with a maximum 4K random write of 85,000 IOPS.

"The Patriot Memory Pyro SE will offer increased performance while still maintaining our aggressive pricing strategy”, says William Lai, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. “The Patriot Memory Pyro SE will be the ultimate choice for performance users looking to increase productivity while not bankrupting their budget.”

Though pricing has not been announced, users should expect the pricing for the drives to be close to the current pricing of the Pyro SSD drives:  60 GB - $110, 120 GB - $205, and 240 GB - $440. Read more on the new Patriot Memory's Pyro SE SSDs at the product page

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    austinwillis81 , October 13, 2011 12:10 AM
    sweet still $2 a gig.....
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    Anonymous , October 13, 2011 12:24 AM
    $1.83 a gig not $2
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    alidan , October 13, 2011 12:25 AM
    lol its a bit under 2$ a gig, but honestly, i hold no hope that i will see it drop to where i would pick one up for a good 5 years.
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    stingstang , October 13, 2011 12:25 AM
    2/gig is pretty good. these are getting more affordable every day. Now, if they could just be a little more reliable..
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    stingstang , October 13, 2011 12:25 AM
    EDIT:
    A LOT more reliable.
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    bavman , October 13, 2011 12:30 AM
    They are not getting more affordable by any means. Almost 9 months ago when I bought a 120gb ssd it was still around $200. Now the same level of ssds have gotten better but the price has remained the same. You can keep making ssds more reliable and better and faster but the market wont expand until there is a significant drop in price.
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    bobusboy , October 13, 2011 12:57 AM
    bavmanThey are not getting more affordable by any means. Almost 9 months ago when I bought a 120gb ssd it was still around $200. Now the same level of ssds have gotten better but the price has remained the same. You can keep making ssds more reliable and better and faster but the market wont expand until there is a significant drop in price.



    Wait so they're faster and more reliable and you're bitching about the cost of $/GB not dropping?

    You just sound like you're bitter because you jumped the gun.
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    JohnnyLucky , October 13, 2011 12:58 AM
    I can't help but notice that more solid state drives are being released and we have some new players entering the market. We now have more choices than at anytime in the past. However, we are not seeing some sort of proportionate price reduction.
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    bavman , October 13, 2011 1:02 AM
    bobusboyWait so they're faster and more reliable and you're bitching about the cost of $/GB not dropping?You just sound like you're bitter because you jumped the gun.


    I'm not bitter. I'm pretty happy with my ssd especially since i got it on sale and it ended costing $1.4/gb. I'm just say that the market for them won't expand like we'd like if prices stay the same.

    It's nice that theyre improving in specs, but the bigger the market the more competitive it becomes and the better it is for us as consumers.
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    southernshark , October 13, 2011 1:20 AM
    Yep they need a 160gb for $99 bucks. Cheaper than where they are now I know, but that's the price point where people will opt for one. Keep in mind that 160gb is not enough so you still need a 2nd hard drive. But it is enough to put a lot of games, a few movies and your OS on.
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    tuch92 , October 13, 2011 2:55 AM
    southernshark But it is enough to put a lot of games, a few movies and your OS on.


    Why would you wanna put movies on your SSD if you have a data drive? That's just a huge waste of space.
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    Grr8xtc , October 13, 2011 4:28 AM
    Everytime there is news about SSDs the talk always goes to the price per gig. As always with computer components and speed, you get what you pay for.
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    alidan , October 13, 2011 5:16 AM
    Grr8xtcEverytime there is news about SSDs the talk always goes to the price per gig. As always with computer components and speed, you get what you pay for.


    not exactly...

    i want one of these for storage, as i have a crap ton of little files, and moving between folders sometimes can take up to 5 minutes. i have taken certain measures to prevent this, such as splitting up 200000 files into 5000 chunks.

    but i need 180gb minimum for my purposes, and i want 2tb of space, all ssd, and i can have a separate 6tb set assaide for a 2tb back up of the ssd, 2tb of non ssd storage, and 2tb backup of the 2tb storage
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    ojas , October 13, 2011 5:28 AM
    southernsharkYep they need a 160gb for $99 bucks. Cheaper than where they are now I know, but that's the price point where people will opt for one. Keep in mind that 160gb is not enough so you still need a 2nd hard drive. But it is enough to put a lot of games, a few movies and your OS on.


    I would sort of disagree...because that's unrealistic, seeing that a 160GB drive costs around $300 as of now. $1/GB is an acceptable price to pay for that kind of performance. something should separate a SSD from an HDD in terms of price as well. I mean they're like 3 to 10x faster (or more).
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    alidan , October 13, 2011 10:57 AM
    ojasI would sort of disagree...because that's unrealistic, seeing that a 160GB drive costs around $300 as of now. $1/GB is an acceptable price to pay for that kind of performance. something should separate a SSD from an HDD in terms of price as well. I mean they're like 3 to 10x faster (or more).


    depends on the application... for me it would be close to 100x faster than a hdd
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    Anonymous , October 13, 2011 12:47 PM
    what is diff b/w synchronous MLC, Asynchronous MLC?
    does it relate to the the notification of i/o completion?
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    cknobman , October 13, 2011 2:35 PM
    There are good deals on SSD's out there if you are patient and keep an eye out for them.

    A few weeks ago I bought a Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD for $135(after $30 rebate) which is just a touch over $1/gb!!!!!
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    soundping , October 13, 2011 9:54 PM
    This time next year I'll think about buying one.
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    halcyon , October 13, 2011 11:45 PM
    SSDs are going to remain expensive for a while. You have to pay to play. Enthusiasts that want this kind of performance are not going to be finding it real cheap anytime soon. For most people this kind of performance is nothing but luxury...and luxury tends to cost.
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    Anonymous , November 18, 2011 7:24 PM
    so much failure with sandforce. what's all the hype?