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Pros: - Fast enough to outperform any hard drive in random read/writes
- Stable thus far
- Reputable Brand, kind of...
Cons: - Others seem to have had a high failure rate with this drive
- Very slow Deep Queue speeds (Doesn't multi-task well compared to better SSDs)
- Slow write speeds once buffer fills (Expected @ this price point)
Overall Review: This drive is appropriate for fixing up an older system or upgrading a budget laptop. I used one in an HP x360 and as a boot drive for a refurbished budget gamer for two separate customers. After a couple months, nether have failed or hiccuped. (Knock on wood)
I would not use this as a boot drive on anything but a basic machine. However, they would make a descent cheap storage drive for games and the like. A lot of people seem to have reported failures with these, so I'm hesitant to trust them too much. But the systems I've put these in run great for normal usage.
Other Drives I regularly use/recommend
- Samsung /850/860 Series
- Crucial MX300/500
- AData SU800/960
All of these drives are far better than this one, but also much more costly.
Pros: So far I've installed about 18 of these drives for mid-grade users. Users are still up and running over 2 years. ALL drives are still running with no problems (knock on wood).
Drives are definitely faster than older HDDs and show an increase in speed for clients. They are pleased. If a client is pleased, so am I. Price value is really great now that they have broke the $60.00 or less mark meaning more savings to clients. (I've purchased these drives even closer to the $100.00 mark.)
Older systems, even dual core 3.0 GHZ @ 800MHZ FSB run good enough for small users and internet.
Had to return 1 for replacement (Not purchased from New Egg.)
Overall Review: I would definitely suggest this product if you want a value at decent speed.
Pros: Its a SSD, its cheap, decent sizes
Cons: It isnt the fastest drive available
Overall Review: I have bought about 12 of these drives to throw into several of my servers I've bought (I'm not running a mission critical application) and none have failed yet (longest one is about a year old now). They do all sorts of workloads, application, database, web, game server... I mean they're faster than spinners, they're cheap, have plenty of storage, and everything like that.
Case stickers feel good
32MB of cache is better than none
Cons: One of the side mounts stripped when I threaded it into a drive cage. The screw was straight on, and it just pulled out the threaded mount
Lackluster reads and writes at 80k iops sequential and 60k iops random
Overall Review: All in all, if this is on sale, don't be shy. In my opinion, it's worth going to a codel with a bit more cache like a Gigabyte UD Pro or an ADATA drive for better reads and writes
Pros: Fast speeds for an SSD. Got it on sale, so the price per GB was great.
Overall Review: Installed in my daughter's laptop in UEFI mode about a month ago and no issues. She is very happy with the speed of her laptop now.
Pros: - The only drives in the low price tier that I have never had fail early.
- Specs for speed are accurate.
Cons: - Not listed as being as fast as some of the other cheap drives, but see above, the numbers are accurate.
Overall Review: As someone who builds a lot of systems, these are the only "budget" SSDs I use anymore. Even though a lot of the other ones will claim crazy speeds in line with the fanciest drives, they rarely actually hit those speeds. Patriots drives are honest with their claims and have universally met those expectations exactly when I installed them.
Most importantly, they still function identically with many read/writes on them. I've only started using Patriot drives about 3 years ago, but all of those systems are still functioning at peak speed and no disk software reports errors with any of them.
Pros: So far, reliable.
Price point (about 11.67 cents per GB).
Product is housed in what feels like a durable (plastic) shell.
Have bought from Patriot in the past and have not been disappointed.
Overall Review: I installed this 240GB Patriot Burst SSD drive about a week ago and so far I love it. I've had no problems whatsoever; installed easily and works beautifully.
I ran CrystalDiskInfo v8.3.0 just to confirm that it was indeed unused. This is not surprising as I bought it from NewEgg, which is an awesome retailer.
Of course, there are faster, fancier SSDs out there and there always will be. I chose this one for the price point and because I've owned a 32GB Patriot Warp for years now and it's still chugging along.
That may not seem like much experience to write a glowing review on but for my money, it's plenty. I've been burned enough times in the past (does anyone remember the Syquest removable HDD cartridges?) to appreciate when a manufacturer gets it right and builds something that JUST WORKS the very first time you try it out.
So I will be buying Patriot products and standing by them until (and only IF) they ever disappoint me. So far, that hasn't happened and this little SSD gets my highest recommendation.
Pros: Fast. Cool (in sense no heat).
Cheap as system drive.
Cons: Expensive as storage drive.
Overall Review: Bought 5 of these (240 and 480 GB capacity) within the last year. All perform without problems so far. Recommend.