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Patriot Ignite M2 480GB SATA III M.2 SSD Review (Page 2)

By Jon Coulter on May 5, 2015 09:07 pm CDT
Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Drive Details - Patriot Ignite M2 480GB SATA III M.2 SSD


Patriot's Ignite M2 SSD is packaged in a card style blister pack. No screws are included.


On the rear of the packaging, Patriot lists some of the drive's features and specifications. Also noted is the drives 3-year warranty.


The front side of the drive has a full-length manufacturers label affixed to it. The label lists the drive's physical size (2280=22mm X 80mm), capacity, model number and a warning that the warranty will be voided if the label is removed.


The rear of the drive houses two of the drive's 4 flash packages and a DRAM cache package.


Here is the front half of the drive with the label removed. This side of the PCB houses two flash packages and the drive's Phison S10 controller.


Here is a close-in view of the drive's S10 controller.


Here is a close-in view of one of the drive's four Micron 128GB 16nm asynchronous MLC flash packages.


Finally, a close-in view of the drive's edge connector and lone DRAM package. This 4Gb (512MB) Nanya 1600MHz CL 11 DDR3 DRAM package is utilized for caching LBA addresses.

Test System Configuration


We would like to thank the following companies: ASRock, Crucial, Intel, Corsair, RamCity, IN WIN, and Seasonic for making our test system possible.

- Drive Properties


The majority of our testing is performed with our test drive as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing to replicate a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We feel that most of you will be utilizing your SSD's for your boot volume and that presenting you with results from an OS volume is more relevant than presenting you with empty secondary volume results. We unintentionally over-filled the drive slightly to 80% and decided doing so would not have much of an impact in comparison to filling the drive to 75% of its capacity.

System settings: Cstates and Speed stepping are both disabled in our systems BIOS. Windows High Performance power plan is enabled. Windows write caching is enabled, and Windows buffer flushing is disabled. We are utilizing Windows 8.1 64-bit for all of our testing except for our MOP (Maxed-Out Performance) benchmarks where we switch to Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Bit.

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Jon Coulter


Jon Coulter became a computer enthusiast about the time Windows XP launched. Originally Jon was into water cooling and competitively benching ATI video cards with modified drivers. Jon has been building computer systems for himself and others by request for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted his system with an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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