Patriot Memory Pyro 120GB 2.5” SATA III SSD Drive Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2012-03-05

The Patriot Memory Pyro 120GB SSD features Micron 25nm asynchronous NAND flash memory and a SandForce SF-2281 controller; while it does not succeed to beat other drives with the same SandForce processor, it is still an option to take into account, considering its competitive price.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The SATA III SSD from Patriot carries the “PYRO” name, a word which comes from the Greek word “pyr”, meaning fire; most gamers will also remember the Pyro playable class from the Team Fortress and Team Fortress 2 games; the product comes packed inside a small cardboard box, with a plastic transparent window in center, so we can see the drive capacity, the architecture, the transfer technology it was built for and the form factor:




On the back of the product box we can find the list of features, in multiple languages, but also a sticker with the product code name and the warranty period:




For additional protection, the external packaging is fully sealed on both sides:




Besides the SSD, inside the box we can also find a case sticker, along with a small manual:




Instructions are provided for installation inside desktops (however, a metallic 3.5’’ adapter and screws are not supplied) and notebooks:




The PYRO comes with a gunmetal finish chassis and is held together by the four black screws; in the center we can see a black/orange themed sticker, which informs us of the product storage capacity:




The top side of the chassis is slightly processed on the side for a more professional look:




Also, on each side we can find a warranty sticker, to avoid interventions inside the product, since its components are non-serviceable:




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