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Pros: -Very high sequential and random speeds for both reading and writing.
-Silent operation (expected of an SSD)
-Slim enclosure, fits into any 2.5" drive space, even "Ultrabooks"
-Simple, clean enclosure design looks good in almost any case
-Pricing for this SSD is lower than most in this performance category
Installed this SSD into my 5th Gaming Mid-Tower build. You can only just barely hear the case and PSU fans, doesn't get much better than that. Boot time on a Gigabyte X99 DDR4 Mobo is in the sub 9 second range on average. The SSD was easy to format, and was instantly recognized by the MoBo without any need to change settings around.
Also tested this drive in my 13" Macbook Pro with great results. I'm pretty sure it boots and loads programs faster than the Retina MBP's that already come with SSD's in them. So, Mac OS X is compatible.
Cons: Not the fault of the manufacturer, but the price of an SSD is still pretty high and doesn't seem like it will be falling any time soon. However, this is the price we pay for the luxury of owning the fastest components.
Overall Review: If you're looking to get into the SSD game, look no further. This drive is a drop-in installation into almost any of your already existing SATA machines, or your new build. This isn't the fastest SSD, nor the slowest, but it's a great "jack of all trades". The price is great for the performance you get. Also, who doesn't want a computer that boots in 10 seconds, am I right? I'm very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Cloned a 240GB SSD with no room to this one and it booted up in a Dell 660s. Advertised speeds are accurate for read and write. Good drive for the money and has a 3yr warranty.
Overall Review: None
Pros: • SSD
• 512Mb of cache(really important for operating systems)
• Has fairly frequent sales
Cons: • Not the best
Overall Review: Almost all SSD's in this price range are cache-less, meaning you lose out on a lot of 4k random access performance, which is essential for operating systems but there is no compromise with this drive.
Then there's the pretty good sales. When they are on sale they beat out almost every other SSD in price/performance categories, obviously they aren't going to be Samsung quality all the time but for people on a budget this is about as good as it gets.
One note to make about this SSD is that the manufacturer doesn't state the durability of the storage modules in terabytes writen, only how many hours they'll run for.
Pros: Turned my slow 2011 Mac in in turbo charged machine! It's like if I upraded the hole machine.
Cons: SSD disk are still a bit expensive.
Pros: Speedy, Upper End specs, no issues as of yet (2 days)
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: If you read overclockers.com review and the various benchmarks used to compare it, the Patriot Ignite really shines out as an awesome jack of all trades (master of none). Does everything really quite well, but maybe not the best in every category. I will take high marks across the board over only having 1 super star feature.
Pros: 480GB (447 actual binary Gigs) for 99.99 [good value]
Seems pretty fast
Cons: No included copying software, but I didn't need it, so not a real con for me.
Pros: Better than expected benchmarks at an affordable price for the cost conscious. Set up was easy since it replaces a 240Gb SSD from 5+ years back.
Cons: For significantly less than other brands at this capacity, I have no complaints.
Overall Review: Setup EZPZ on Windows 7 64 bit system. Did not have to jump through hoops to get UEFI Bios to recognize drive, just swapped old for new, clean install Windows and voila. Technology mature enough for a pain free process; your mileage might vary. Really just wanted more space on an older PC that will soon probably just be a backup PC anyway.
Pros: Worked as desired
Holds bits information
Price for performance is good
Cons: Speeds are not what was advertised
There a 60% increase in latency over my crucial bx100
Overall Review: After formatting the drive I performed tests to verify the value of this SSD. It is pretty good and most will not notice its issues...we're talking a loss of seconds over hours of normal use, compared to other drives. It does fail to meet even 25% of the advertised 4k read and write speeds, with 4K read suffering the worst. On my system, z97 4790K, averaged 530 mb/s read and 440 mb/s write. Like mentioned earlier, it also has higher latency then I expected. With that said, I would still purchase this drive for the price I bought it, $100. Noticing a real world difference in performance over my crucial BX100, will be a waste of time. I do believe patriot should change the advertised specs.