The new PXD drive from Patriot is a slimline external SSD that uses a USB 3.2 Type-C interface, a Phison PS5013-E13T controller and 3D TLC NAND. With a price of €189.99, or around £165 here in the UK, is this drive worth buying?
At launch the PXD comes in three capacities; 512GB, 1TB (the drive we are looking at here) and the flagship 2TB drive. The drive combines a Phison PS5013-E13T controller with 3D TLC NAND and connects via a USB 3.2 Type-C interface supporting transfer speeds up to 10Gbit/sec. The official read/write speeds for all the drives in the range is up to 1,000MB/s.
Patriot back the PXD with a 3-year warranty.
- Usable Capacities: 1TB.
- NAND Components: 3D TLC NAND.
- Interface: USB 3.2 Type-C.
- Form Factor: External.
- NAND Controller: Phison PS5013-E13T.
- Dimensions: 103 x 31 x 9.8mm.
- Drive Weight: 37g.
Firmware Version: 5204.