Patriot Hellfire SSD Review (480GB) – Fast & Efficient


We also wanted to see how performance was in a real-world use when transferring large files to the SSD. For this test, we are going to simply stress write performance by transferring over a 30GB folder of movies off of a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro to the test SSDs and time how long it takes. Once complete we can calculate the average speed.

480GB Patriot Hellfire 30GB Transfer Speed

In this test, the Patriot Hellfire ranks fourth overall with an average transfer speed of 1208MB/s. Let’s see how well power consumption is regulated next.


For our power consumption testing, we have the drive connected to the system as a secondary drive. To record the wattage, we are now utilizing a Quarch Technology Programmable Power Module. It allows us to accurately measure power consumption over time and is flexible enough to allow us to test any SSD that comes our way.

Quarch Technology Power Module Angle

Our power analysis may change as time goes on, but for now, we are looking at just a few metrics with the main goal of measuring our results against the manufacturer’s ratings. Because most consumer systems are at idle for about 80% of the time, idle power consumption is an important measure to look at when understanding the efficiency of a drive.

480GB Patriot Hellfire idle power

During idle the Patriot Hellfire consumes 1.16W. This is among the lowest results we have had from testing PCIe SSDs and is similar to the Samsung 960 EVO.


Finally, we wanted to post up a graph of the power efficiency of the SSDs in comparison. We are looking at MB/s per Watt in this graph. The higher the result, the better.

480GB Patriot Hellfire 30GB Efficiency

During our write test, it proved to be very efficient. It is even tied with the Samsung 960 EVO 1TB, which is surprising given that it doesn’t even have 3D memory. The results don’t lie, it out-performs almost everything we have tested so far in terms of bulk write workloads.


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    The 960 EVO’s also have a 3-year warranty; the 960 Pro series has a 5-year warranty.

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      Yes, you’re right, but 960 EVO is a TLC drive, while Hellfire is MLC, MyDigitalSSD BPX is better here, it is the only one of this class with 5 years warranty

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    Hopefully this model doesn’t die spontaneously.

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