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Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 3, 2016 3:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4.

 

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With this version of CDM, sequential performance is measured at QD1 which is the reason sequential rates are lower than Patriot's quoted numbers. Look to our Windows 10 MOP results for CDM results that are measured as quoted by Patriot. With CDM, we like to focus in on 4K random performance. At 4K QD1, the Hellfire is running ahead of the Intel drives and about equal with OCZ's RD400. At 4K QD4, the Hellfire leads all but Samsung's 950 Pro. At 4K QD32, the Hellfire takes the lead over Samsung's 950 Pro and SM961.

 

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The Hellfire outperforms the Intel drives sequentially, however, the Hellfire is outperformed by the 750's in 4K random performance. At 4K QD4 and 4K QD32, the Hellfire delivers middle of the road performance, defeating the 950 Pro, SM961, and RD400.

 

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088

 

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD.

 

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AS SSD is a demanding test, and the Hellfire delivers more than acceptable performance. This test is greatly impacted in a negative way when data is on the disk, as you will see when we get to our MOP testing, which is run without data on the disk.

 

The Hellfire, like all E7-powered SSDs, delivers astounding 4K QD1 read performance, while conversely getting hammered by 4K QD1 write. We want to see a minimum score of 2,500 coming from any NVMe SSD, and in that respect, the Hellfire delivers the goods in a more than acceptable fashion.

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