Patriot is back in the SSD industry with their latest drive powered by a Phison S10 controller, the Patriot Ignite SSD Series. The Phison S10 has been used by many SSD manufacturers recently as it offers sequential read/write speeds of up to “560MB/s and 545MB/s” respectively. The Patriot Ignite is available in three capacities, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. It is also available in both 2.5″ and M.2 SATA form factors. Today, we are going to look at and review the Ignite 240GB capacity, in 2.5″ SATA SSD form factor. If you are in the market looking for an affordable SSD to boost the performance of your system, stick around and check out our Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD review below.
Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD Review
The Patriot Ignite SSD Series is the company’s latest featuring Phison S10 controller paired with a “qualified MLC NAND flash”, offering sequential speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 545MB/s write. It’s available in both 2.5″ 7mm (for desktops and laptops) and M.2 SATA form factors (for desktops and Ultrabooks).
Update: Patriot Memory is using TOSHIBA 15NM MLC NAND for their Ignite SSD series.
It features 256MB DRAM Cache for the 240GB capacity; 512MB for the 480GB capacity and 1020MB for the 960MB capacity. It also features TRIM, end-to-end data path protection, advanced wear-leveling, advanced garbage collection, smart ECC and smart refresh. These are the common features that an SSD should have in order to perform at an optimal state.
The Patriot Ignite SSD series also features Native Command Queuing or NCQ of up to 32 commands and ECC recovery of up to 115bits/2KB. It also has an expected mean time before failure rate of 2 million hours and is back by a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer.
According to Patriot Memory, the 4K aligned random read speed of the 240GB capacity is 100K IOPs, while the 480GB and 960GB is 90K IOPs. 4K aligned random write speeds are 85K IOPs for the 240GB and 75K IOPs for the 480GB and 960GB capacities. We only got the 240GB capacity, so I’m not sure if the 480GB and 960GB perform better than the 240GB. But according to their product information, sequential write speed of the 240GB is only 405MB/s, while the sequential write speed of the 480GB and 960GB is 545MB/s. All capacities have the same 560MB/s of sequential read speed.
Let’s proceed to the next page and take a closer look at the Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD.