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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
PNY XLR8 PRO Solid State Drive
Closer Look: PNY XLR8 PRO SSD
Features and Specifications
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
PCMark Vantage HDD Tests
PNY XLR8 PRO SSD Conclusion

PNY XLR8 PRO Features

XLR8 PRO SSDs feature a 2.5" SATA III, 6Gbps interface, support 128-bit AES encryption and is powered by the SandForce 2281 controller, offering up to 550MB/s seq. read, 520MB/s seq. write speeds, and 85,000 random read/write IOPS. Manufactured in the USA and designed for gaming, photo/video applications and faster system performance for quick OS booting and program launching.

  • Better endurance, enthusiast edition
  • Shock proof, no moving parts, low power consumption
  • 5-Year Warranty (3 years plus 2 additional years with registration at http://www3.pny.com/homepage.aspx)

Source: PNY Technologies Inc.

SSD9SC240GCDA-RB Specifications

RELIABILITY/SECURITY
MTBF 1.2 million hours
Data Fail Recovery Recovers data from up to one NAND flash block
(available on 120GB and up)
Data Path Protection ECC: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector
Data Reliability Read unrecoverable bit error rate (UBER) 10e-16
Data Encryption 128-bit AES-compliant
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) Support
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Performance Optimization TRIM (requires OS support)
Service & Support 5-Year Warranty (3 years plus 2 additional years with registration at http://www3.pny.com/homepage.aspx)
PERFORMANCE
Max Read up to 550 MB/s
Max Write up to 520 MB/s
Random Read/Write Operations (4kB) up to 85,000 IOPS
COMPATIBILITY
Serial ATA Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Operating System Windows XP 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit; Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit; Linux; Mac OS X
Power Requirements Standard SATA Power Connector
ENVIRONMENTAL
Power Consumption 5W Typical, 0.1W Idle
Ambient Temperature 0°C ~ 55°C
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature -45°C ~ 85°C
Certifications RoHS, CE, FCC, REACH, BEMI, UL
PHYSICAL
Usable Capacities* (IDEMA) 240 GB
Controller SandForce 2281
NAND Components Synchronous-Mode 3K P/E rated Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface Serial ATA 6Gb/s* (SATA III)
Form Factor 2.5 inch
Dimensions (L x W x H) 100 x 70 x 9.5 mm
Weight 80g

Source: PNY Technologies Inc.



 

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# RE: PNY XLR8 PRO Solid State Drivekzinti1 2012-11-05 23:02
I just checked NewEgg for the length of warranty on all 3 sizes of these SSD's that you've listed.
They each have a 3 year warranty. Not 5 years as you've stated.
NewEgg also doesn't even sell the 240GB XLR8 Pro SSD. The link you gave is for a completely different PNY SSD.
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# 3 years + 2 yearsalfesco 2012-11-06 02:26
Page 3 states that if you register the drive at PNY you get an extra two years.
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# RE: RE: PNY XLR8 PRO Solid State DriveOlin Coles 2012-11-06 06:36
I mention three times how registration at the PNY website will extend the three-year warranty to five years. A little reading goes a long way.
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# You're wrong, wrong, wrongRyan 2013-12-18 21:03
Er, you didn't check carefully enough. PNY has ALWAYS extended their SSDs' warranty an additional 2 year if you register, making it 5 years total. This was clearly stated on NewEgg. Duh.

And yes, NewEgg did sell the 240GB XLR8 Pro SSD in November of 2012, when you posted that message. I know because I bought and installed three of them. And now,a year later, it's on sale for $129.

##newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-178-453&nm_mc=EMC-GD121813&cm_mmc=EMC-GD121813-_-index-_-Item-_-20-178-453
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# product qualitydb 2014-01-16 22:28
how has the quality of this product held up the past year? is this a steal at $129?
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# RE: product qualityOlin Coles 2014-01-17 05:33
The PNY XLR8 PRO has been a SOLID performer, with no problems whatsoever. The 128GB version is only $80 after discounts, but I recommend something at leat 240GB or larger.
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# XLR8 is OK by me,.....realneil 2012-11-06 06:23
Good review,....I'll buy one or two of these when the prices relax a little.
I bought a few XLR8 GTX-570s and they have turned out to be excellent video cards.
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