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Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review (Page 3)

By Jon Coulter from Nov 3, 2016 @ 10:15 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Jon's Consumer PCIe SSD Review Test System Specifications

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

Drive Properties

Patriot Hellfire 480GB OS Disk 75% Full

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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 SSDs 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.

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 10 Pro 64-bit OS (Build 14393) for all of our testing except for our MOP (Maxed-Out Performance) benchmarks where we switch to Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Empty Windows 10 benchmark screenshots will also be shown on our MOP page.

Patriot PCIe Tool Box V1.00

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The summary page lists the drive model, firmware revision, serial number, power on time, endurance remaining, and active features.

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The S.M.A.R.T page lists the monitored attributes of the SSD.

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The Secure Erase page allows you to easily secure erase the Hellfire inside of Windows.

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The Update Firmware page makes updating firmware a simple task.

PRICING: You can find the Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD retails for $280 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD retails for £316 at Amazon UK.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

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