Patriot Hellfire 240GB NVME M.2 SSD Review: Page 13 of 13
Posted by Paul Malfy on Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00am
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Although more and more companies are producing M.2 SSDs, not all of them are made the same. SATA SSDs may be cheaper, but with that slight savings, comes a relatively large hit to performance. It may seem that companies such as Intel and Samsung may have the market cornered when it comes to NVMe SSDs. However, I honestly think that Patriot will take a chunk of their market share with this SSD. It may not be as fast as the 960 Pro. However, it is faster than the 960 EVO and Intels SSD 6. It also does this a reasonable price.
At the time of this review, you can purchase the 240gb Patriot Hellfire M.2 NVMe SSD on Amazon for only 129.99. That’s about 54¢ per gb. That may sound high. Just compare that to the 128gb Samsung 850 evo that’s prices at 51¢ per gb. However, the 850 evo is a SATA SSD that is maxed out at 6 GB/s. Even though the Hellfire fell short of its advertised specs, it’s still a very fast drive. It achieved speed of 2989 MB/s read and 2192 MB/s write in ATTO Disk Benchmark. Overall, the Patriot Hellfire is a very impressive. I’m happy to award the Patriot Hellfire with Proclockers “Highly Recommended” award. It’s an excellent choice for anyone with an empty M.2 slot on their motherboard.
M.2 Form Factor
Fell Short of Advertised Speeds