Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review – Is It On Fire?
Patriot PCIe Tool Box Utility
Patriot Memory is offering a simple utility called the Patriot PCIe Tool Box. This small tool is optional, meaning you can use the Hellfire M.2 SSD without this utility.
The Patriot PCIe Tool Box displays some information about your drive. It displays summary information of the drive, SMART status; and you can also secure erase the Hellfire or update its firmware. Firmware updates are seldom rolled out, usually only when there’s a critical updated. Meanwhile secure erasing the drive will delete all of the data in the drive and will basically reset it to its default state.
Patriot Hellfire Test Setup
In testing the Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD, I am using a Gigabyte X370 Gaming 5 motherboard powered with an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X overclocked to 3.9GHz. Below are the rest of the system specifications:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte X370 Gaming 5 – available at eBay.com and Amazon UK
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X – available at B&H, eBay.com and Amazon UK
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 – available at eBay.com and Amazon UK
Memory: Geil EVO X DDR4-3200MHz 16GB – available at eBay.com and Amazon UK
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini
OS Drive: Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD – available at eBay.com and Amazon UK
Power Supply: Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium – available at B&H, eBay.com and Amazon UK
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P5 – available at B&H, eBay.com and Amazon UK
Note: The benchmark results on the succeeding pages are the results I got during my tests using the specific sample Patriot Memory sent. Performance varies from one capacity to another and from one system to another. You may or may not get the same exact results shown in this review. During my tests, each result does not remain at a constant or fix read/write speeds. The results below are not cherry picked as well. But the results are the more constant numbers I got while running the same benchmark several times.
Let’s proceed to the next page and check out the benchmark results we got with the Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD.