It isn't hard to see that purchasing a Patriot Pyro as opposed to something like the OCZ Vertex 3 will cause you to take a performance hit. To some this may be unacceptable, but to me it really all comes down to the Pyro's pricing. At $209, the Patriot Pyro is the cheapest 120GB SATA III SSD we have tested. In my opinion, this makes it a great drive because while it did fall behind in quite a few benchmarks, it was able to hold its own against the more expensive drives. In some ways I would even agree that the Patriot Pyro has the best price/performance ratio of the SATA III drives we tested.