Patriot Blast 240GB – Review

Patriot were kind enough to send me an SSD to review a few short weeks ago, however events and a hardware failure (yes that 2TB Samsung has finally died as well as my primary SSD 🙁 ) prevented me from being able to complete it.

However, I am back in business with this and another review due up shortly.  😀

The Patriot Blast is an entry-level drive for those looking for a workhorse to improve their PC’s speed.

 

Specifications

  • Phison S10 Series Controller
  • DRAM Cache: 120GB and 240GB = 256 MB| 480GB = 512MB | 960GB = 1024MB
  • SATA3 6Gbps/SATA2 3Gbps
  • TRIM support (O/S dependent)
  • End-to-end data path protection (ETEP)
  • Advanced Garbage Collection
  • Smart ECC
  • Smart Refresh
  • Operating Temperature – 0° ~ 70°C
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) – Up to 32 commands
  • ECC Recovery: Up to 120bits/2KB
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
  • 4K Aligned Random Read: 100K IOPs
  • 4K Aligned Random Write: 120GB = 14K IOPs | 240GB = 23K IOPs | 480GB = 32K IOP s | 960GB = 38K IOPs
  • Sequential Read & Write Transfer: Up to 560MB/s Read120GB: Up to 425MB/s Write | 240GB: Up to 530MB/s Write
    480GB and 960GB: Up to 540MB/s Write
    *Based on ATTO
  • O/S Support: Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / Mac® OS / Linux

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