Patriot Ignite 960GB SATA SSD Review


Founded in 1985, Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products with the objective of offering a perfect blend of quality and value for consumers.

The Patriot Ignite is one of the newest SSD to hit the market and one of the first to use the recently released Phison S10 controller. The Ignite supports TRIM, NCQ, and AES 256-bit Encryption. Advanced wear-leveling and ECC Recovery keep the data protected. End-to-end data path protection (ETEP), a feature typically found in enterprise SSD’s, is here as well. The Ignite uses Micron’s 16nm asynchronous MLC with a 512MB DDR3 buffer. The Ignite also has a very attractive price tag.

Patriot’s take on the Ignite 960GB SATA SSD

Ignite – Solid State Drive

Patriot Ignite Solid-State Drive (SSD) is the perfect way to enhance your computer’s performance. Built for speed and reliability, the Ignite SSD eliminates bottlenecks, making it ideal for workstations, storage appliances and computer enthusiasts. Thanks to its powerful performance, you can take your business to the next level.

Ignite for Powerful SSD Speed

Ignite SSD offers transfer speeds at up to 560 MB/s read and 545 MB/s write speeds allowing quick and reliable access to all of your data. With a 80K IOPs on 4K random reads, Patriot’s Ignite will provides a huge speed boost to your system. A SATAIII 6Gb/s Interface provides greater performance over traditional HDDs, and is backwards compatible with SATAII 3Gb/s.

Low Profile for any Upgrade

At only 7mm high in a 2.5″ form factor, the Ignite is perfect for any Ultrabook™ or laptop upgrade. Patriot’s Ignite SSD comes in two capacities for every user at 480GB and 960GB. It includes intelligent advanced wear-leveling and ECC Recovery at 115 bits/2KB, proving its superior performance. With its non-mechanical design, SSD’s are more shock resistant and durable than traditional hard drives which consist of various moving parts.

Quality Backed Up


With the Ignite, Patriot has continued pricing very aggressively to offer one of the best price-per-performance rations on the market. Backed by Patriot’s award winning build quality and 3-year warranty; the Patriot Ignite will deliver on of the most reliable choices in SSDs.

Key Features

  • DRAM Cache: 480GB = 512MB | 960GB = 1024MB
  • SATA 6Gbps/SATII 3Gbs
  • 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
  • O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / Mac® OS / Linux

Packaging and specifications are up next.

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