Saturday, February 25, 2017

Patriot Hellfire 480GB PCIe 3.0 x 4 NVMe M.2 SSD Review

The review crew at NikKTech say that, while the Patriot Hellfire 480GB PCIe 3.0 x 4 NVMe M.2 SSD may not be the fasted drive of its kind, it is certainly well worth your hard earned money.

Much like several other M.2 NVMe solutions in the market right now the Patriot Hellfire line is based on the PS5007-E7 NVMe controller by Phison (firmware version 2.1 is used) paired with 15nm MLC NAND flash modules by Toshiba and an LPDDR3 cache (256MB for the 240GB model and 512MB for the 480GB model). The Phison E7 is an eight-channel quad-core NVMe controller that features PCIe 3.0 x4 host interface and fully supports TRIM, advanced garbage collection, static and dynamic wear-leveling, bad block management, SmartECC, SmartFlush, GuaranteedFlush, end to end data path protection and AES 256-bit encryption (TCG opal). In terms of reliability the 480GB variant of the Hellfire line which we will be testing today is covered by a 3 year warranty, has an MTBF (meantime between failures) of 2 million hours and is given an endurance of 230 TBW (terabytes written).