Step Up to PNY SSD Drives
The PNY Prevail Elite SSD is an enterprise class storage drive with low power operation and a flash endurance rating of 10K Program/Erase cycles to make the ideal storage drive for server and networking deployments. These drives feature a 2.5" SATA III, 6Gbps interface, support 128-bit AES encryption and Secure Erase. Prevail Elite SSDs are powered by SandForce 2281 controllers, offering up to 550MB/s seq. read, 515MB/s seq. write speeds, and 85,000 random read/write IOPS.
Why PNY SSD?
Users are able to enjoy/share/mirror their media (content) quickly, easily and comfortably to a large flat panel TV using a long, thin, flexible cable. Compared with passive cables, active cables allow for easy roll-up portability with your device.
10 Times faster then
Increased battery life
and higher mobility
Data is stored and preserved
safely for ages
No moving parts = Speedy,
quiet and rugged
SSD vs HDD
Assembled in the USA with domestic and foreign parts
Five year limited warranty with registration
Pros: Shipping firmware is v 5.0.6
Cons: Not as fast as Samsung 840 Pro
Other Thoughts: Too early to tell if endurance lives up to claim.
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Pros: Read and write speeds exceeded my expectations. Raid0'd a couple and haven't looked back.
Cons: None. Never read anything in the specs about trim support, so I didn't expect to hear a lot of whining about it. Having mine in raid was not for trim support anyway.
Other Thoughts: Never read anything in the specs about trim support, so I had no expectations for it. Having mine in raid was not for trim support anyway. Most owners will never update the firmware themselves, and again, no trim support advertised, so any of you who know not what firmware updates are about, leave that to more serious hardware guru's. This is still a great drive.
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Pros: Nice and fast.
Cons: None as of yet.
Other Thoughts: All is well with this drive.
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Don't buy until PNY gets serious
Pros: fast Sandforce SATA3 controller
Cons: long track record of zero firmware support
Other Thoughts: Until PNY gets serious about selling SSD products and accepts the reality that selling SSDs unequivocally means providing firmware support, they don't deserve success in the modern SSD market. Website and support contacts are mostly unstable or broken / don't work. Even attempts to contact via OEM reseller channels is not reliable. For a company that has been in around for so long, they seem to be a bit of a chaotic mess with priorities seriously out of order.
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Great drive but not so great
Pros: Good quality craftsmanship , read write speeds are right up there with the Kingston Hyper x 120GB drive. 10K endurance and a 5 year warranty.
Cons: Bad firmware trim is broken. If PNY would fix the trim issue this would be a great drive. PNY tech support is a joke, when I contacted them the first time they claimed to have no idea that the firmware was bad. When I contacted tech support the 2nd time the supervisor of tech support informed me that they were aware of the problem but had no intentions of fixing the problem in the near future and if trim was an issue for me then I should contact newegg and ask for an RMA , Which is exactly what I did. Thank you newegg for being understanding. The PNY tech supervisor also told me that if they were ever to have an update release on the firmware they would post it on their site just like they do for all of their products. I encourage everyone to look at their site. I found no updates of anything for any of their products of any kind.
Other Thoughts: If PNY wants to sell these drives they need to update their firmware. If they did that they couldn't keep these on the shelf.
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Appears To Be A Great Drive
Pros: 10K endurance and decent advertised speeds. Three star because of price and firmware, see cons.
Cons: The picture shows Firmware 5.0.2 which is known to have broken TRIM. If PNY would update the FW I see this thing flying off the shelf. According to their site there is no update. What a shame.
Other Thoughts: I have not really looked for a good review as any you find will be with the bad FW. I can't believe there is not another user review here. Has anyone bought one?
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“Nice and fast.— Jeff B. 12/26/2012
Great price after rebate.
Received my rebate within 30 days.”
“fast Sandforce SATA3 controller— Lsi 11/27/2012
high end 10k P/E cycle Intel flash