PNY XLR8 Pro 

Released October, 2012
  • 240 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
So the headline performance is stunningly quick, but what about getting into the nitty gritty of how the drive handles the everyday task of reading and writing small random files?
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)
A combination of the SF-2281 controller and synchronous NAND is usually a recipe that makes for a really quick drive, and the XLR8 Pro holds up that tradition.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Reviews Word on the street for the PNY XLR8 Pro


8.0
Well a quick glance at the AS SSD 4K test results shows the drive copes extremely well, 20MB/s for random reads and 62MB/s for random writes puts it well within the top ten fastest SSDs currently available.

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Performance

PNY's quoted maximum read/write performance figures for the drive are up to 550MB/s for reads and up 520MB/s for writes.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)
Both figures appear to be bang on the money, as when the drive was tested with the ATTO benchmark it produced figures of 556MB/s and 530MB/s for the reads and writes respectively, making it one of the fastest SandForce drives available.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)
The XLR8 branding is used on high performance parts, so it's appropriate that the LSI SandForce SF-2281 equipped XLR8 Pro 240GB carries the same tag.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Price

That price for the 480GB model shows just how competitive the SSD market has become in the last twelve months.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)
If you cast your mind back to this time last year, that was the asking price of most of the 240/256GB SSDs available.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Interface

The drive reviewed was bare - well, it comes with a SATA data cable - the Pro range is available in an installation kit that includes a mounting rack and Acronis True Image HD data migration software.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Capacity

The drive's capacity is made up of 16 16GB 25nm synchronous Intel NAND modules, of the 3K P/E.
by Tech Radar (Dec, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 240 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,200,000 hours

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 10 mm
Weight 80 g
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