Thursday, January 12, 2017

Patriot Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD Review

There is a review of the Patriot Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD posted today at Tech Report. If you are in the market for a new PCIe SSD, this review is right up your alley.

Not only is the Hellfire Patriot's first NVMe drive, it's actually the first Patriot SSD to hit the TR storage labs. Patriot has a long history of slinging SSDs, though, dating back to times when SATA 3Gbps connections ruled the roost. Back then, the Patriot SSD product lines were called things like "Zephyr" and "Inferno," and not much has changed since in the company's florid naming schemes. The current Patriot lineup includes the "Spark," "Blast," "Pyro," "Blaze, "Flare," and "Ignite" drives. Admirable thematic consistency, but figuring out what each name implies about the relative strength of the respective drive is left as an exercise for the reader.