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Patriot Hellfire 240GB SSD Review

Rating: 8.0.

Patriot's Hellfire M.2 SSD, the company's first NVMe drive, is built on a 2280 format with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. It uses a combination of a Phison PS5007-E7 controller and 2D MLC NAND.

Patriot's Hellfire SSD comes in two capacities, 240GB and the flagship 480GB. The drives use a combination of an 8-Channel Phison PS5007-E7 controller and Tosihiba 15nm MLC NAND memory. The 240GB drive has 256MB of DDR3L cache with the 480GB drive being equipped with 512MB.

The official performance figures for the 240GB drive are; up to 3,000MB/s for Sequential reads and up to 2,300MB for writes. Random 4K performance is quoted as 170,000 IOPS for reads and up to 185,000 IOPS for writes.

The endurance for the 240GB drive is quoted as 175TBW (the 480GB drive is rated 350TBW) and Patriot back the drive with a 3-yr warranty.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 240GB, 480GB
NAND Components: Toshiba 15nm MLC
NAND Controller: Phison PS5007-E7
Cache: 256MB of DDR3L
Interface: PCI-e Gen3.0 x4 NVMe
Form Factor: M.2
Dimensions: 22 x 80 x 3.8mm
Drive Weight: 9g

Firmware Version: E7FM04.5

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