CES 2024 – Patriot Memory Shows Off Blazing Fast SSDs and Memory

It is always a pleasure to see the folks at Patriot Memory during CES, and this year they were focused on showing us how they are preparing components not only for now, but for the future. While we did see many of their current offerings, we were really excited to see some of their latest engineering samples that could soon make their way into full-fledged products.

Viper PV553 M.2 PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD

First up in relation to fast storage is the Viper PV553, a PCIe Gen 5 SSD with Read speeds up to 12,400MB/s and Write speeds up to 11,800MB/s. The PV553 is available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, and utilizes the Phison E26 controller, paired up with Micron B58R NAND. This combination of components can get quite warm, so Patriot has not only outfitted this drive with a full-length heatsink, but also a blower-style fan that will provide it with enough cooling to avoid any sort of thermal throttling. Additionally, this low-profile cooling solution may even allow you to utilize this drive right next to some GPUs due to its small size. An included 5V SATA/Molex adapter is available for powering the fan, but you can also utilize a standard fan header if that is your preference.

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Viper PV573 M.2 PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD

Just like the PV553, the PV573 is a Gen5 x4 PCIe SSD with some really fast anticipated speeds. While not ready for the masses just yet, we expect to see Read and Write speeds of close to 14,000 MB/s. We also see the same Phison E26 controller paired up with Micron B58R NAND to achieve these blistering fast speeds. And while we don’t know what the final product will look like for sure, we do know that Patriot will employ an active cooling solution, most likely in the form of the same or similar blower fan and heatsink combination.

Portable SSD USB 4.0 – Engineering Sample

One of the engineering samples we viewed was a portable SSD with USB 4.0 connectivity via a Type-C connector. Utilizing a Realtek 5772DL controller and Western Digital BiCS5 NAND, this drive is expected to have Read speeds up to 3,720 MB/s and Write speeds of up to 3,780 MB/s. This drive is most likely to be available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities when it launches.

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Portable SSD USB Type-C – Engineering Sample

Another engineering sample we looked at was another portable USB Type-C SSD. The USB Type-C connector is able to retract into the drive body in order to protect it when not in use, and can easily be accessed via a small slider on the side of the drive. This drive is a bit more tame with its performance, with Read speeds expected to reach 2,100 MB/s, while Write speeds should come in right around 1,800 MB/s. This drive will come in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities, and will include a Type-C to dual Type-A/C adapter cable.

Portable SSD USB Duo A/C

Similar to the previous engineering sample, the Portable SSD USB Duo A/C offers a slide out USB Type-C port on one side, but also offers a Type-C connection on the other side of the drive. Additionally, the drive will come with the same Type-C to dual Type-A/C adapter for added convenience. This drive offers both Read and Write speeds up to 1,000 MB/s, and is available in 512Gb, 1TB, and 2TB capacities.

Patriot Transporter External Portable SSD

With USB 3.2 Gen 2 performance across a USB Type-C connector, this drive offers up to 1,000 MB/s of both Read and Write performance. With a built-in M.2 PCIe interface, this isn’t just a fast USB flash drive, but a fully-fledged portable SSD. Available in 512MB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities, the Transporter External Portable SSD will also include a Type-C to Type-A/C adapter cable for additional system compatibility.

Memory Overclocking – Viper Xtreme 5 Engineering Preview

In addition to the new and upcoming products being shown by Patriot at CES 2024, they were also showing off some awesome overclocking results with their Viper Xtreme 5 DDR5 Engineering Preview. Based on their Non-RGB DDR5 8800+ MS/s kit the team at Patriot spent the previous night dialing in their system in order to reach an overclock of 9,000 MHz. Now you might be thinking that this type of setup would require some extreme cooling solutions, binned chips, and more, but that is not the case. We observed this system running the full overclock using a standard motherboard, 280mm AIO liquid cooler, and power supply. No LN2 to be found here, and that just goes to show you how capable these kits are with some tweaking.

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