Model: Patriot P300 512GB M.2 PCIe 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.

Earlier this year, Patriot launched its latest PCIe SSD, the P300. Designed to deliver significant, all-around performance for desktop and laptop users, the US version of this mid-tier, M.2 form factor drive is powered by Phison's PS5013-E13T controller and offers features like advanced wear-leveling, end-to-end data path protection, thermal throttling, SmartECC technology and a low-density parity-check (LDPC) ECC algorithm to ensure data integrity and avoid data corruption. The P300 is also equipped with up to 1TB of KIOXIA's (Toshiba) 96-layer BiCS4 3D NAND flash as well as an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.2 interface to deliver up to 2,100 MB/s read and 1,650 MB/s write speeds.

The P300 is available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities. For this review, Patriot sent us the 512GB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 1,700 MB/s sequential read and 1,100 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 290,000 random read and 260,000 random write IOPS.

Patriot P300 512GB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number P300P512GM28US
Capacity 512GB
NAND Flash KIOXIA 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC NAND
Controller Phison PS5013-E13T
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Sequential Read 1,700 MB/s Max (ATTO)
1,700 MB/s Max (CDM)
Sequential Write 1,100 MB/s Max (ATTO)
1,100 MB/s Max (CDM)
Random Read IOPS 290,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 260,000 Max

MTBF 2 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 160TB

Power Consumption
Full 2.07W
Idle 0.37W

Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C

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

Other Features
End to end data path protection.
SmartECC technology
Thermal throttling technology
Three year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the P300 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 P300 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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