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Patriot Memory Launches SATA 3-Charged Pyro SSDs

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Patriot Memory has launched another line of SSDs using the SandForce SF-2200 series controller and a SATA 3 6 Gb/s interface.

Wednesday Patriot Memory launched its new line of Pyro 2.5-inch SSDs featuring an SATA 3 (III) 6 Gb/s interface and SandForce's SF-2281 controller. These two factors allow for sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 515 MB/s.

"The Patriot Memory Pyro will continue to aggressively expand on what consumers can expect out of performance class solid state drives," said William Lai, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. "With near enterprise level performance by utilizing the new SandForce SF-2281, coupled with Patriot Memory's reputation, Pyro will deliver unmatched price per performance."

Patriot's Pyro arrives in three capacities: 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB. All three offer TRIM support, up to 85K 4K random write IOPS, and ships with the latest 3.1.9 firmware. So far additional information like pricing and actual availability is unknown.

Back in June, Patriot revealed another line of SATA 3 SSDs, the Wildfire series. Available in 120 GB and 240 GB capacities, these use the SandForce SF-2200 series controller and offer sequential read speeds up to 555 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s. There's also a 480 GB version in the works, but Patriot currently has it labeled as "coming soon."

Given that the new Pyro SSDs are slightly slower than the current Wildfire drives, it's probably safe to assume that they're also somewhat cheaper. Currently the Wildfire 120 GB SSD retails for $299.99 and the Wildfire 240 GB SSD retails for $514.99 on Newegg.

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    wintermint , August 3, 2011 11:51 PM
    otacon72Wow pretty drives....oh they cost how much?...next.


    $300 for 128gb isn't as bad as you think. The Crucial m4 is $250 [newegg sells $220 I believe] and it has like 415MB/s read and 175MB/s write compare to this which has "sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 515 MB/s. "
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    bavman , August 3, 2011 11:57 PM
    Whats up with all these new ssds coming out costing more? Sure they improve a little but at this much premium? No thanks. Ssd manufacturer should be trying to drive ssd prices down so they can expand their market.
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    pocketdrummer , August 4, 2011 12:08 AM
    $2.15 - $2.50 per gigabyte? No thanks.

    I think most people are over the "OMGZ IT'S SO FASHT!!111" mentality and have finally come back down to earth where people work for a living...

    How can you justify this added cost? Screw paying $500+ for a drive that doesn't even have the storage of a $40 drive. Buy another video card and you'll notice far more performance than you would from the SSD. I get that it's fast, and that's great, but they just need to focus on getting the technology into people's hands and fix the problems inherent to this type of memory.
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    christop , August 4, 2011 12:14 AM
    Hope they don't ketch fire and live up to the name..

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    drwho1 , August 4, 2011 12:22 AM
    pocketdrummer$2.15 - $2.50 per gigabyte? No thanks. I think most people are over the "OMGZ IT'S SO FASHT!!111" mentality and have finally come back down to earth where people work for a living...How can you justify this added cost? Screw paying $500+ for a drive that doesn't even have the storage of a $40 drive. Buy another video card and you'll notice far more performance than you would from the SSD. I get that it's fast, and that's great, but they just need to focus on getting the technology into people's hands and fix the problems inherent to this type of memory.


    When SSD's start getting into the .50 cent per GB then I start listening.
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    echdskech , August 4, 2011 12:29 AM
    I wonder if these guys saying the price is not worth it has ever even experienced using any of these drives.
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    LORD_ORION , August 4, 2011 12:57 AM
    Oh wow... nice name. The pyro... you turn it on and is sets your system on fire.
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    someguynamedmatt , August 4, 2011 12:58 AM
    soldier37Its ok youll grow up one day with us adults who can afford these or even 2 like me. Suck it up got to pay to play bud!


    I guess everything I say related to SSD storage tends to be a bit extreme, but that's beside the point. Yes, maybe you CAN afford it, but does that mean it's a good purchase? I can afford to buy seven hard drives full of pornography, but that doesn't mean I do. I invest my money in more useful things that show me a much, much better return for my money. Like I said about a sound setup - what would you rather have? Three seconds off of load time, or a pair of studio monitor headphones with an ultra-high end sound card?
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    halcyon , August 4, 2011 1:06 AM
    What's the big deal. SSDs aren't cheap. Okay. ...but they are fast and if you want fast you get an SSD. Yes HDDs are less expensive. ...um, they're also slower. I have no regrets about purchasing my 4 SSDs. The performance impact is noticeable.
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    Kamab , August 4, 2011 1:17 AM
    pocketdrummer$2.15 - $2.50 per gigabyte? No thanks. I think most people are over the "OMGZ IT'S SO FASHT!!111" mentality and have finally come back down to earth where people work for a living...How can you justify this added cost? Screw paying $500+ for a drive that doesn't even have the storage of a $40 drive. Buy another video card and you'll notice far more performance than you would from the SSD. I get that it's fast, and that's great, but they just need to focus on getting the technology into people's hands and fix the problems inherent to this type of memory.


    You are paying to remove a major bottleneck on most computers. That said, the 2 SSDs I have bought have been 64GB and 80GB, and neither had exceptionally fast write times (No point for my applications). SSD's for consumers in general are not meant for storage, they are meant as boot/application drives.

    You can buy the fastest Video card you want but It's not going to make the access times of a hard disk any faster, a property which is bottle-necked by the mechanical design of HDDs.
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    ikyung , August 4, 2011 1:49 AM
    Poor chumps complain a lot. Nothing new. Move on.
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    dalethepcman , August 4, 2011 1:53 AM
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    Three seconds off of load time, or a pair of studio monitor headphones with an ultra-high end sound card?


    I would rather have instant loading applications, zero time disk searches, and 10 second load times over the life of my pc. This will save me hundreds of hours a year, and time is money, once you grow up you might realize this. Where as good headphones just make music sound better, unless your claiming to be some kind of producer.
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    dalethepcman , August 4, 2011 1:56 AM
    While new headphones might make music sound great, unless your in the music business they aren't going to save you time. A fast SSD giving you instant disk searches, massively decreased OS load times, and instant on applications will save dozens if not hundreds of hours a year. Instead of people sitting around waiting for their computer they could be activly working, or playing. Time is money.
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    danwat1234 , August 4, 2011 1:58 AM
    SSDs FTW! You whiners don't have to buy the latest and greatest SSD, go with an Intel G2 or the last generation Sandforce, they will work fine. I have a G2, no regrets what so ever. Paid $165 for it, I have mechanical drives for storage
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    alidan , August 4, 2011 11:52 AM
    pocketdrummer$2.15 - $2.50 per gigabyte? No thanks. I think most people are over the "OMGZ IT'S SO FASHT!!111" mentality and have finally come back down to earth where people work for a living...How can you justify this added cost? Screw paying $500+ for a drive that doesn't even have the storage of a $40 drive. Buy another video card and you'll notice far more performance than you would from the SSD. I get that it's fast, and that's great, but they just need to focus on getting the technology into people's hands and fix the problems inherent to this type of memory.


    actually, you get a hell of a preference increase with an ssd. only reason i dont have one is because i need at least 180gb of space and will not pay over 50cents a gb for it.

    get me a 50 read write but instant seek time and i will pay for it, it needs not to be fast.

    soldier37Its ok youll grow up one day with us adults who can afford these or even 2 like me. Suck it up got to pay to play bud!


    i despise people who think this way. if you have even 100$ at the end of a month working a full time job, consider yourself F***ING LUCKY

    echdskechI wonder if these guys saying the price is not worth it has ever even experienced using any of these drives.


    i have, granted not even close to this gen, but i have used an ssd before. they SO kicks the s*** out of a traditional hdd, but they have serious issues that are just being fixed, like how many writes they have, and how much they cost.

    the sad thing is that they have failure rates that are way higher than they should be considering no mechanical parts.

    they also cost way to much per gb, and for home use, you can wait that 20 seconds for a program to open, or a few seconds for that folder to load, considering you can get a 2tb drive for cheaper than you can get 80gb of many ssds

    someguynamedmattI guess everything I say related to SSD storage tends to be a bit extreme, but that's beside the point. Yes, maybe you CAN afford it, but does that mean it's a good purchase? I can afford to buy seven hard drives full of pornography, but that doesn't mean I do. I invest my money in more useful things that show me a much, much better return for my money. Like I said about a sound setup - what would you rather have? Three seconds off of load time, or a pair of studio monitor headphones with an ultra-high end sound card?


    you dont get ultra high end for less than 1000$ when it comes to headphones, and 200$ when it comes to sound card, and another 600 for the amp to drive the headphones properly.

    KamabYou are paying to remove a major bottleneck on most computers. That said, the 2 SSDs I have bought have been 64GB and 80GB, and neither had exceptionally fast write times (No point for my applications). SSD's for consumers in general are not meant for storage, they are meant as boot/application drives.You can buy the fastest Video card you want but It's not going to make the access times of a hard disk any faster, a property which is bottle-necked by the mechanical design of HDDs.


    for me i need them for storage applications, due to the seek time that is involved with the hdd. it can take minutes to open folders and close to a day to sort them, but with an ssd it may only take an hour even on a sub 50mb read speed, just because of no seek time

    dalethepcmanI would rather have instant loading applications, zero time disk searches, and 10 second load times over the life of my pc. This will save me hundreds of hours a year, and time is money, once you grow up you might realize this. Where as good headphones just make music sound better, unless your claiming to be some kind of producer.


    hundreds of hours a year, lets say an application take 10 seconds to load, and you dont exit it till you are done. congrats, you saved 1 hour over the coarse of a year, and if you honestly are waiting on those programs to load and not doing SOMETHING in the mean time, you are multitasking wrong and costing youself money.

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    applegetsmelaid , August 4, 2011 7:55 PM
    You get what you pay for guys. SSDs have provided the most noticeable performance increase in comparison to all the PCs I've built within the last 8 years. You are paying for more than Gigabytes when it comes to SSDs. For those who still want to whine, you can either get another PT job to make a little cash and get one, or wait another 2-3 years until the price will be in your acceptable range. Just please stop whining about the price, please.
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    Burodsx , August 4, 2011 10:41 PM
    I'm already bored with the news of SATA 3 drives. Let's get the next new thing out already.
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    Hotobu , August 5, 2011 3:16 AM
    Ah yes. What would a Tom's SSD article be without people bitching about prices?
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    WyomingKnott , August 5, 2011 5:07 PM
    New advertising slogan: "Pyro. For those with money to burn."
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    nebelwerfer41 , December 28, 2011 1:57 PM
    FYI, just revisting this story after a search. Amazing what 4 months will do. After the flooding overseas, the cost of this 120 GB was $140 from TigerDirect after a rebate om 12/26. Comparable to a 1TB HDD from WD or Seagate.