The days of an SSD being a luxury seem to be all but in the past. Not only that, but the SATA interface, being all but saturated, is starting to look a bit out dated. Sure, with technologies such as 3D NAND, the SATA interface is still very much used still. But, with more and more companies producing NVME, or Non-Volatile Memory Express, drives, it’s only a matter of time before SATA drives go the way of IDE. With the launch of their all new Hellfire NVME M.2 SSD, Patriot understands what enthusiast wants these days. They proved this with the launch of their first NVMe SSD, the Patriot Hellfire, based on Phison's PS5007-E7, PCIe Gen3x4 SSD controller. We recently tested their 240gb model of the Patriot Hellfire M.2. With advertised speeds of Up to 3000 MB/s Read and Up to 2300 MB/s Write, it’s hard to argue with them. However, in a market cornered by the likes of Samsung and Intel, can the Hellfire stand up to the competition? Let’s look and see how it held up.
In the age of growing technology, gone are the days where an SSD is a luxury. With how cheap SSDs are getting, they seem to me more of a necessity, at least for the boot drive. But what about general storage? Is it at all possible for the general consumer to move away from traditional mechanical drives? I’d say it more possible now than ever. With the launch of their SU800 2.5” SSD with 3D Nand Technology, and capacities up to 1 TB, I think ADATA would agree. However, with a market already dominated by a couple a big named companies, how does the SU800 hold up to the competition? We ran the SU800 through a number of benchmarks and stress tests. I’d like to that ADATA for making this review possible. Now, Let’s see how it did.
Data storage solutions are improving each year, getting faster and larger in capacities. PCIe SSDs used to be very expensive for an average gamer but not these days. OCZ has an SSD for enthusiasts and hardcore gamers, the OCZ RD400 NVM Express® M.2 solid state drive series. This SSD promises to outperform SATA SSDs by over 4.5 times! Let's find that out today.