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PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 10K Endurance

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Conor W.
  • 5/16/2013 10:53:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBe sure you get a newer version of this drive!

This review is from: PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 10K Endurance

Pros: Extremely fast and claims of excellent durability with regards to write cycles. Make sure you get one with firmware 5.0.x, otherwise you might not be able to update the drive. This drive is faster than my Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe which should be a faster drive according to the published specs.

Cons: Be sure you get the newer version of any PNY Prevail Elite drive. There is an older version with firmware 3.3.4 and the firmware cannot be updated. This is a handicap with regards to speed and reliability issues that have been found over time. I recently had to trade one of these out through PNY as sleep mode doesn't seem to work reliably with this older firmware plus I wanted the faster speed offered by one that could be updated. I have FW 5.0.5 on mine and no complaints!

Other Thoughts: This is a professional grade drive with a professional grade price but well worth it for the enthusiast. You won't be disappointed with this drive!

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  • Jorge L.
  • 12/5/2012 5:44:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 10K Endurance

Pros: No software issues. Very fast, Light, silent. Peace of mind.

Cons: I installed a Corsair CX500 and each SATA connector had a tight fit. when I started to connect it, a small chunk of the SSD end broke off. Fortunately the drive was still usable.

Wish it came with optimization/monitoring drivers.

Other Thoughts: SSD space is precious. Upgrade your RAM to minimize virtual memory. Disable Defrag, Indexing, Hibernation, etc.

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  • jack t.
  • 11/27/2012 2:43:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs5.0.2, Trim not working

This review is from: PNY Prevail Elite SSD9SC240GEDA-PB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 10K Endurance

Pros: -Cheap for eMLC flash at 25nm
-300+ MB/s write for a sandforce drive
-eMLC 10k write cycle
-Sandforce controller is faster when Data exist on drive comparing to Marvell/Samsung/Indilinx controller

Cons: -Trim NOT fully functioning
-Trim NOT fully functioning
-Trim NOT fully functioning

Other Thoughts: would have been 5 eggs if Trim worked 100% below are my reasons why I wrote so many -Trim NOT fully functioning in the Cons.

-without Trim, 300MB/s write slows down eventually to around 150MB/s I have had mine drop to as low as 120MB/s. this is achieved with massive amount of writes, although with garbage collection after long hours leaving computer and SSD idle, it recovers to 240MB/s ish

-Trim, cleans up used sector, also helps drive LAST LONGER, meaning it increases SSD endurance as well as lifespan. that means, this 10k SSD just became 5k or 3k, better believe it.

-because this has Trim issue, it's using Sandforce performance firmware 5.0.2. After all the Trim with sandforce problems was found at Tweaktown.com PNY still uses 5.0.2. they probably are not aware of this which also means a chance for getting a firmware update is slim, or have to wait awhile for a FW release.

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