CES has been great so far, there are a lot of new products that have been unveiled and we look forward to reviewing everything we can get our hands on. We stopped by Patriot’s suite in the Bellagio to see what they had up their sleeve. It turns out, they are releasing a brand new high end SSD featuring a Phison S10 controller, the Ignite. This is big news as they haven’t released a new SSD in quite some time.
The Patriot Ignite is a SATA 6Gb/s 2.5″ 7mm drive and utilizes MLC NAND. Sequential speeds are some of the best out there, reads are rated for up to 560MB/s and writes for up to 545MB/s. Random 4K IOPS are rated for 80K/75K read/write. Since it is targeted towards the high end market, it is only available in 480GB and 960GB. Features include end-to-end data path protection, advanced wear-leveling, smartECC and Smart Refresh. It should be available by the end of January with MSRPs of $215 (480GB) and $405 (960GB).
Along with their new Ignite SSD, they also had on display their Pyro, mSATA Pyro M3, and Blaze drives.
Furthermore, they are releasing successors to their Rage and Magnum USB 3.0 flash drives. The Magnum 2 will be available in 256GB and 512GB capacities. Sequential read and write speeds are rated for up to 400MB/s and 300MB/s respectively.
The Rage 2 on the other hand will be available in 128GB and 256GB and will offer the same speeds. In the photo below is an unfinished sample. The final product will continue with the same blue color scheme as the original Rage.
Furthermore, they showed us their latest SDXC UHS-II card, the Patriot EP PRO-II. It is one of only a few UHS-II cards out on the market. UHS-II allows for much faster transfer speeds, the EP PRO II has read and write speeds of up to 280MB/s and 250MB/s.
This is great news for all the new 4K video capture devices that need such speeds to record as well as professional photography work. Capacities will be available from 16GB to 64GB and it will be covered by a 5-year warranty.
Finally on their booth we noticed some very sleek looking 2.5″ external drive caddies. The Gauntlet 2 and Gauntlet 3 both host a USB 3.0 connection and are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1. The uni-body case is made of durable aluminum and they have LED status indicators. The Gauntlet 2 has an internal SATA 2 connection while the Gauntlet 3’s is SATA 3.
There you have it, some really nice products from Patriot, be sure to come back soon to see what is left as we wrap up our CES 2015 tour!