Patriot has released a new series of Ignite SSDs which use the Phison S10 controller and MLC NAND. They have opted to release large drives, the two models which will be available are 480GB and 960GB, priced at $0.44 and $0.42 if they come out at the MSRP. With these drive sizes the reported performance of up to 560MB/s sequential read and 545MB/s sequential write likely apply to both drives. We have seen this controller in action before when Al reviewed the Corsair Neutron XT 240GB which hit nearly those reported speeds.
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FREMONT, CALIF., USA – January 6, 2015 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash, SSDs and mobile accessories, today launched its latest addition to the solid-state drive (SSD) market, the Patriot Ignite SATA III SSD. One of the fastest drives available, the Ignite has record shattering speeds and impressive capacities to boost PC performance at a cost efficient value.
Boasting Patriot’s largest capacity SSD yet, the Ignite will be available to consumers in capacities of 480GB and 960GB meeting an ever-growing demand for larger and faster storage solutions. The Patriot Ignite is a first-rate option for content creators, gamers and performance enthusiasts looking to upgrade their system response time without spending thousands of dollars on a new computer.
The perfect addition to increase the performance of any PC or notebook, the Patriot Ignite utilizes the new Phison S10 controller to reach a maximum sequential read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 545MB/s respectively and backed by a SATA III 6.0 Gb/s interface.
“These are some of the fastest drives that we have had in our lab,” Said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. “As you can see we are able to advertise some of the fastest sequential speeds in the market for these capacities. We were able to hit scores above 1000 using the AS SSD benchmark test with these drives.”
Supporting operating systems such as Win 7, Win 8, Vista, Mac OS and more, the Ignite is backed by Patriot’s award winning customer service and a three year warranty. In addition, it comes with advanced features such as end-to-end data protection, advanced wear-leveling, smartECC and Smart Refresh, designed with a standard 2.5 inch form factor, the Ignite is compatible with most desktops and notebooks.
- 480GB & 960GB capacities
- Phison S10 Controller
- SATA III 6Gb/s Interface
- MLC NAND
- Up to 560MB/s Sequential Read Speed
- Up to 545MB/s Sequential Write Speed
The Ignite SSD will be available for purchase in January, 2015 at online and in-store retailers such as Fry’s, Amazon and Newegg.