PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB Review + BenchMarks




                           Today, every PC owner wants to have a SSD in his to make the thing run faster as well as fast boot and that is why SSDs have become very important component of any PC. The enthusiasts are made about SSDs. All the brands are looking to provide the fastest SSDs to the consumers so they always keep launching their new SSDs with new controller to improve the speed and reliability. PNY is a new brand in hardware market but they have strong background as they made very good products of many types but they entered in hardware market about less than a year ago. They reliability of PNY can be experienced in their Graphics card and now their new SSDs. Today we will take a look at PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB Solid State Drive.

                                     PNY has improve the performance and reliability and IOPs by replacing the old controller with new Sand Force SF-2281 SATA 6Gb/s controller and they also improve the flash with the latest IMFT- NAND flash. PNY claims that their new SSDs will Seq read at 550 MB/s and Seq write at 520 MB/s. PNY XLR8 PRO series SSDs have become very famous after the launch. The new generation SandForce SF-2281 controller with the new flash will help to get the 85000 IOPS. Solid State Drive technology bridges the largest gap in these response times. The difference a SSD makes to operational response times and program speeds is dramatic, and takes the storage drive from a slow 'walking' speed to a much faster 'driving' speed. The new PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB seems to be a good SSD and PNY give the 5 year product replacement warranty in case of manufacturer problem which is also a plus point.

Lets take a look at BenchMarks results…..












                        PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB is a ice SSD and PNY continues their legacy of reliability and performance. The new Sandforce controller and the flash used in PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB is working great and the all the latest components inside are really great. PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB has perform very well in our benchmarks and we use it from 2 days with 24 hour stress test and the results are very nice. The price is reasonable as it has all the latest components inside. Overall PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB is the best and latest SSD available and it is the right choice for the person who wants a latest and fast SSD in their system.

  • Very nice Performance.
  • 2nd Generation Sand Force SF-2281 controller.
  • IMFT- NAND flash.
  • One of the fastest SSDs available.
  • Excellent 5 year replacement warranty.
  • Top class I/O performance, may be the best.


  •  Price should be about $190-$200 low in my opinion.




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