Having your data on the go is nothing really new at this point, portable flash memory has been readily available since around the turn of the century. What has changed though is the size, and how long it takes to move data on and off of the drive. Carrying hundreds of gigabytes is pretty common these days, but it’s not that practical if it takes several hours to fill and nearly as long to copy back off. Patriot has something a little different in mind. Packing up to 1TB of space, the EVLVR capitalizes on the blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 Interface.
If you figure 200MB/s as pretty common for high-end flash drives, It would take you nearly 80 minutes to fill 1TB of space and the same to read it back off again. Patriot uses Thunderbolt 3 here which is capable of 40Gbps and the EVLVR is rated at 1600MB/s reads and 1000MB/s writes. This means you can read the entire contents of the drive, all Terabyte of it, in a bit over 9 minutes. Today we’ll be putting the squeeze on the EVLVR and seeing if it lives up to expectations.
ProClockers would like to thank Patriot for sending us the EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 External SSD to check out!
Patriot’s take on the EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 SSD:
Patriot’s EVLVR Thunderbolt™ 3 external SSD brings blazingly fast speeds and convenience for consumers everywhere. The Thunderbolt™ 3 technology can reach speeds up to 40Gb/s – up to 8 times faster than USB 3.0. Simultaneously charge your device and transfer data with a single, versatile port. Perfect for 4K video, external graphics, and even gaming data transfer for avid gamers.
Housed in a sleek, silver chassis with the EVLVR logo etched on top, it’s small and compact enough to take with you everywhere you go. The EVLVR is built with the highest quality materials and with convenience in mind.
Patriot’s EVLVR Thunderbolt™ 3 External SSD will be available in 2 capacities: 512GB and 1TB. The EVLVR is high-quality storage offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home.
- Up to 1600MB/s read and 1000MB/s write
- Thunderbolt™ 3 with Type-C connector
- PCIe gen 3×2
- 8 times faster than USB 3.0
- O/S Support: All current platforms
- 2 Year Warranty