Patriot adds Ignite SSDs to product list
The US maker of solid-state drives and memory Patriot has presented a new SSD line that comes to us under the Ignite brand name. As of now the Ignite SSDs are only available in the popular 2.5-inch form factor and offer two capacities – 480 GB and 960 GB.
The new Ignite line is based on the Phison PS3110-S10 memory controller and uses MLC NAND flash memory. The 480 GB model comes with 512 MB of cache memory, while the more spacious 960 GB model offers 1 GB of cache. Performance-wise the new SSDs reach 560 MB/sec of sequential read speed and 545 MB/sec of sequential write speed as well as 80 000 IOPS and 75 000 IOPS, respectively, when randomly reading and writing 4K blocks of data.
The new SSDs come with support for all modern SSD technologies including NCQ, TRIM, ETEP (End-to-end Data Path Protection), Advanced Garbage Collection, SMART and more. The drives support SATA 3.0 and offer a 3-year warranty as well as MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) of 2 million hours.
The 480 GB Patriot Ignite model will sell for USD 216, while the 960 GB version will cost you USD 404. The drives are expected to reach the US market by the end of January 2015.