Model: Patriot Hellfire 240GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Patriot Memory
Provided By: Patriot Memory

Among computer enthusiasts the name Patriot is synonymous with quality and value. Founded in 1985, this California-based company has established itself as a leader in the industry by delivering high quality memory solutions powered by the latest technology. Along with a full range of memory modules for desktops, laptops and servers, Patriot offers an assortment of flash-based data storage products including memory cards, solid state drives (SSDs) and USB flash drives.

Last fall, Patriot launched its first PCIe NVMe SSD, the Hellfire. Designed with the needs of content creators, gamers and enthusiasts in mind, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Phison's PS5007-E7 controller and offers features like static and advanced wear-leveling, advanced garbage collection, TRIM support and bad block management. The Hellfire is also equipped with up to 480GB of Toshiba's 15nm MLC NAND flash as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.2 interface to deliver read and write speeds that are up to 4x faster than SATA SSDs.

The Hellfire is available in 240GB and 480TB capacities. For this review, Patriot sent us the 240GB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 3,000 MB/s sequential read and 2,300 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 170,000 random read and 185,000 random write IOPS.

   Patriot Hellfire 240GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number PH240GPM280SSDR
Capacity 240GB
NAND Flash Toshiba 15nm MLC NAND
Controller Phison PS5007-E7
Cache 256MB DDR3L
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2

Sequential Read 3,000 MB/s Max (ATTO)
2,740 MB/s Max (CDM)
Sequential Write 2,300 MB/s Max (ATTO)
1,090 MB/s Max (CDM)
Random Read IOPS 170,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 185,000 Max

MTBF 2 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 115TB
ECC Recovery Up to 120bits/2KB

Power Consumption
Read 2.8W
Write 5.5W

Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 3.8 mm x 80 mm x 22 mm
Weight 9g

Other Features
TRIM support
Static and Dynamic Wear-Leveling
Bad Block Management
Advanced Garbage Collection
Three year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Hellfire has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Patriot's new PCIe SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the Hellfire have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance that we've come to expect from Patriot? Keep reading as we find out.

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