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18 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of PNY XLR8 Pro. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the PNY XLR8 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 18 reviews)

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Expert review by : Simon Crisp (

PNY XLR8 Pro 240GB review


Jumping on the solid state bandwagon, but keeping its balance

Good performance ; 3 year warranty ; Good price

Not the fastest drive around

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

PNY XLR8 Pro review


The PNY XLR8 Pro isn't brilliant value and its performance left us cold

Despite its great small file read speeds, the PNY XLR8 isn’t particularly quick overall nor very good value. You're much better off with the fast and good-value SanDisk Ultra II, and also then check out our Best SSD 2015 buying guide.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (



On the testbench we didn't see those kind of IOPS figures, even if sequential transfers actually exceeded the advertised. From AS SSD with its 64-thread 4kB random test, reads only reached 54.2k and writes – unusually higher – at 60.2k IOPS. CDM pegged...

Support is limited, media files will transfer slower than advertised and the price is far from competitive. But PNY XLR8 PRO carries the SandForce 2281 controller and fast Intel flash which can provide decent results, if less impressive when set...

May, 2013

Expert review by : SKYMTL (

PNY GTX 980 XLR8 Pro OC Review


“Better late than never” isn't a phrase we hear all that often in technology circles but it describes PNY's GTX 980 XLR8 Pro OC perfectly. NVIDIA's

PNY’s GTX 980 XLR8 Pro OC may be a relative latecomer to retailers’ shelves but the wait was certainly worth it. This card personifies the

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : KaeyiDream (

PNY XLR8 Pro SSD Review


Like many manufacturers of high end components PNY focus on more than just one product type. So while some may know PNY for their range of high end NVIDIA graphics cards and others for their quality SD cards used in portable devices it should come as...

Starting with the build quality of the PNY XLR8 Pro we have a drive which uses one of the thickest and therefore most robust feeling cases around. It really does feel solid while maintaining a reasonably low weight. Inside we find a decent level of...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Bought this 4/14 Still going strong...


Would buy another if they hadn't gone up to $175!

Fast - Been running MacOSX on it 24/7 for 2 years now and not a single glitch. To extend life I've turned off all browser caches etc. Faster than my newer Adata SSD.

So far no problems.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Terrible SSD


2 SSD's in less than half a year. DO NOT BUY.

It was fast when it worked. Customer Service was ok

I would like to say that if you are looking to purchase this SSD, AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS! I originally ordered these because it was cheap when I was building my desktop. If I knew the headaches that it would cause me I would not have bought it. The...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Good if not doing anything with it


So, I can't give this little drive a BAD review because it died because of my own fault. It died after I attempted to "free space" re-write because I transferred some programs to my rotational drive and I wanted to do a clean wipe of the free space. I...

Fast drive for the money

None technically

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Mediocre Performance, Awful Realiability


My first hard drive failure in ~20 years of building and tinkering with PCs. I have ~10 platter based HDDs that are 5-7 years old still running fine. My second SSD ever failed on me within a year.

Faster than mechanical HDD?

Has severely degraded over the past few months with no SMART indication of failure. Even after doing an enhanced secure erase and reformatting, write speeds have collapsed to 1-2 MB/s. This is replicable on multiple SATA controllers.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Great when it works


I owned this for 8 months now and i optimized windows when first installing it to extend the life of my ssd's i have 2 of them in raid 0 for performance and i get about 950MB/s write and 1077MB/s read. this is great but one failed on me in 8 months.

Fast, as specified per specs on website, visually attracive

reliability isn't great

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications


Certification:RoHS, CE, FCC, REACH, BEMI, UL
Colour of product:Grey / Metallic
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85

Other features

Device connectivity:Wired

Packaging Data

Quick start guide: Yes


Data Transfer Rate:6
ECC: Yes
Hardware encryption: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000 / 2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):85000
Random write (4KB):85000
Read speed:550
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES / 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:240
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD temperature monitoring: Yes
TRIM support: Yes
Write speed:520


Power consumption (read):5
Power consumption (sleep):0.1
Power Consumption (Standby):0.1
Power consumption (write):5


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 7
Height :9.5
Width:10 / 7