Previously, in SSD of the Week we highlighted the Kingston SSDNow V300, which was on sale at ridiculously cheap prices. This week we would like to turn your attention to the Patriot Ignite we reviewed a few weeks back as it has slightly dropped in cost as well. The Patriot Ignite is a mid-tier SSD focused on meeting an ever-growing demand for larger and faster storage solutions, while at the same time, maintaining an entry level price point. Thus, a perfect match for gamers with large game libraries that don’t want to break the bank. The current prices for the 480GB and 960GB capacities are $199.99 and $379.99 respectively.
The Ignite is a SATA 6Gb/s, 7mm 2.5’’ form factor SSD. It is powered by a Phison PS3110-S10 32-bit quad-core eight channel controller and is rated for sequential read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 545MB/s. Also, the 4K random read is rated for up to 80K IOPS and random write for up to 75K IOPS. Even with though the Ignite utilizes asynchronous NAND it still performs very well. We iterated previously that this SSD is targeted towards the gaming market. Evidence for this was found in our AS SSD benchmarks, although the ISO file transfers were comparable to other competitors, during game file transfer it performed much faster.
In terms of features we have a quite few here to talk about. This SSD supports TRIM, NCQ, and includes intelligent advanced wear-leveling and ECC Recovery at 115bits/2KB. It has AES 256-bit Encryption support. End-to-end data path protection (ETEP), Smart ECC and Smart Refresh are also standard. Smart ECC implements multiple levels of ECC correction from read retry and BCH ECC parity to LDPC ECC and RAID ECC parity. Furthermore, the Ignite has a 2,000,000 hours MTBF rating and comes with a 3 year warranty.
For more detailed analysis about the Ignite visit our exclusive review here. As one of the many recently released SSDs at the entry level price point, you should consider the Patriot Ignite when choosing your next SSD, especially if it’s going to be used for gaming.