Reduced capacity compared to my Samsung SSD-Update
coach george "Real Men Don't Coast", Amazon
16 January 2012
Summary: I first purchased a Samsung 120GB SSD. Once partitioned and formatted it reported 119GB. This is about right. I purchased the Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD and put it into my computer. When I checked the capacity, it reported 111GB. I understand the math. It lists as 120GB not 120gb. I think will return the Patriot and get another Samsung. Update: I did return the Patriot Pyro SE. Amazon is Great when things do not work out.
Summary: I have two of these and they have been configured in raid 0 for a year and a half now with no hickups at all. They do support garbage collection which makes up for the fact that most raid controllers cannot support trim when in raid config. Mine have not degraded much at all, still 221 gb out of two 120s in raid 0 after a year of hard use!
Great Performance, Great Drive, Read Rebate Instructions exactly if you want it
16 January 2012
Summary: Do your homework, this is one of the best drives for the money. Performance is excellent. For those complaining about the rebate, you MUST follow the rebate instructions to the letter, word-for-word. Anything they request must be done, including sending in the receipt and taking a pen and circling the actual item purchased for rebate. Remember the processors are not Patriot but another 3rd party somewhere and they are underpaid drones.
Summary: Replaced a Plextor PX-64M2S with this unit - 60gb for OS, MS Office and a few other basic should be enough - but it isn't, and I got tired of every-other-day disk management... This unit is MUCH quicker. Noticeably so. The Plextor was good, and much faster than a 7200rmp Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS - but then it, too, was SATA III. This Pyro SE though, wow. It just POPS.
Summary: What do you do when you have a sibling always on your computer? You upgrade theirs so they get off yours! LOL Since I had good experiences so far with Patriot Memory, I went and looked for one of their latest and what a great opportunity to use my brother as a test subject. Now he is running older Intel 775, which was my one of my older gaming systems. QX6800 I think, Asus Striker II Extreme, Patriot Xtreme 1866MHZ I believe, Corsair HX650? and video card Evga 570GTX.
Great drive, but getting your rebate is another story...
16 January 2012
Summary: I purchased this drive and other computer parts from different vendors to build a replacement gaming rig. While I have no issues with the performance of the drive itself, the steps that Patriot are going through to keep from paying my rebate are mind numbing to say the least! Of the five vendors, Patriot is the only one to deny my rebate stating I failed to provide a copy of the receipt with the item circled; hell, not only was it circled, IT WAS THE ONLY FREAKING THING...
Summary: Have been using several of them for almost 6 months now. Very reliable brand and model. Faster than the one without SE model number. GENERAL INFO about SSDs: Probably I will point out what most heavy users already know. Upgrading the regular hard drive (even 7200 RPM ones) on a computer to an SSD is the BEST upgrade to improve your system performance.
Summary: I'm using this in my Playstation 3. I've had a couple of other SSDs in my Playstation 3 units and they all do great in their own way. Like the other 2 SSDs I had in my PS3 (Corsair Force 3 GT / Intel 520), they seem to load websites fairly fast. I've only had this lock up on my PS3 once in the 2 weeks, but my Corsair did that too, and the Intel never did.