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Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review (Page 11)

Jon Coulter | Nov 3, 2016 at 10:15 am CDT - 1 min, 45 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Final Thoughts

Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review 61 |

We feel that Patriot has positioned themselves well with the Hellfire. It costs less than a 950 Pro, and it is almost as fast. In some of our benchmarks, the Hellfire even manages to outperform Samsung's 950 Pro. If we compare the Hellfire to Intel's 750 Series SSDs, the Hellfire comes out on top most of the time. The Hellfire delivers better moderate workload performance than Intel's consumer NVMe offerings, which is why we feel the Hellfire is the superior SSD. On top of that, the Hellfire will cost you significantly less money than an Intel 750.

There are a couple of lower-cost NVMe SSDs on the market. They sell for about $70 less than the Hellfire, but what you gain in cost savings is in our opinion negated by lower performance. In fact, Intel's low-cost 600P NVMe SSD is such a poor performing PCIe SSD that top performing SATA SSDs can and do deliver better performance in certain scenarios. We have to look no further than our write transfer test to see that the 600P, although it is cheaper, doesn't deliver performance at a level we would expect to see from an NVMe SSD.

In the end, it all comes down to user experience, and on that front, Patriot's Hellfire delivers the goods. Our user experience while running the Hellfire as our OS disk was simply outstanding. It is noticeably superior to Intel's 750 Series, and every bit as good as what we get from a 950 Pro or OCZ RD400. Take a look at this boot video:

The above video gives you a little taste of what the Hellfire has to offer in terms of user experience. The Hellfire's performance is right, its price is right, and for those reasons, it is TweakTown recommended.


  • Moderate Workload Performance
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Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

TweakTown award
Quality including Design and Build95%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money95%
Overall Rating92%

The Bottom Line: Patriot's Hellfire is affordable, fast, and delivers a first-class SSD experience. If you are in the market for a new SSD, Patriot's Hellfire has a lot to offer.

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Jon Coulter


Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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