Today we`re looking at a mid-range drive from Patriot, the Pyro SE 240GB SATA 3. This drive falls between Patriot`s top drive, the Wildfire (with toggle NAND), and their original Pyro, which features more cost effective asynchronous NAND internals. Specifications list the 240GB as having 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write with 85,000 IOPS at 4k random write aligned disk access. The Patriot Pyro SE is TRIM-compatible, as well as backward compatible to SATA 2. It also comes with a respectable 3 year warranty, so it looks very competitive on paper. Let`s jump in and see how the Patriot Pyro SE performs."
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