Patriot EVLR Overview
The Patriot EVLR is designed as a pretty plain drive. It has an all metal chassis and actually feels good in the hand. The drive has official dimensions of 102 x 48 x 14.4 mm (LxWxH) so it is definitely pocketable. On the top of the drive it says EVLVR and nothing else.
Flipping over to the back we do find a Patriot logo and it lets us know we have the 1TB version of the drive. Patriot is offering the EVLVR in 500GB and 1TB versions. There are also two small rubber feet on the drive that will keep it in place when you are using it.
There is a single connection on this drive, which is a Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connection. Now don’t get this confused with a normal USB Type-C connection. While the Type-C connector is the same the EVLVR will only work on the Thunderbolt 3 connection. There is also a small indication LED next to the connection.
If you were to open the EVLVR (which voids your warranty) you would find a small PCB with a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe solid state drive. This drive makes use of the Phison PS5008-E8 controller and Toshiba TLC NAND.