Patriot Ignite 480GB M.2 SSD Review

Features

  • Phison S10 Series SSD Processor paired with qualified MLC NAND flash for best performance value and reliability
  • DRAM Cache: 240GB = 256MB | 480GB = 512MB
  • SATA3 6Gbps/SATA2 3Gbps
  • TRIM support (O/S dependent)
  • End-to-end data path protection (ETEP)
  • Advanced wear-leveling
  • Advanced Garbage Collection
  • Smart ECC
  • Smart Refresh
  • Operating Temperature – 0° ~ 70°C
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) – Up to 32 commands
  • ECC Recovery: Up to 115bits/2KB
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
  • 4K Aligned Random Read: 80K IOPs
  • 4K Aligned Random Write: 75K IOPs
  • Sequential Read & Write Transfer: Up to 560MB/s Read | 320MB/s Write
    *Based on ATTO
  • O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / Mac® OS / Linux

As of this moment, Patriot haven’t setup a product page for this SSD yet but you can refer to the Ignite SSD Series page for related products.

Packaging and Content

The Patriot Ignite 480GB M.2 SSD comes is a very simple packaging. It almost appears as if it is a flash drive. You can clearly see the SSD through the clear plastic packaging and the capacity of the SSD is very noticeable.

At the back, you can read the general features of the SSD in different languages.

Closer Look

Inside, you can find the Ignite 480GB M.2 SSD. There are no manuals or screws included.

At the back you can see two of the NAND chips and the Nanya DDR3L 1333  SDRAM buffer chip.

Notice that the M.2 version also uses the same type of NAND chips with the 2.5-inch one which Heath reviewed earlier this week, perhaps just a different batch number. Should we expect the same performance with its 2.5-inch form factor counterpart? We will see on the next page.



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