As I mentioned earlier in this review we are going to see a lot more of these Thunderbolt 3 portable solid state drives as the year goes on and as Thunderbolt 3 becomes more available on laptops and notebooks.
Patriot has a great drive in their EVLVR. In our testing we were able to achieve read speeds of 1603.5 MB/s and write speeds of 1015 MB/s with our Lenovo Yoga 920. With those speeds it is the fastest portable solid state drive that we’ve ever tested! That makes it perfect for a portable game drive, a video editing drive to be used with Adobe Premiere, or just a super-fast drive to unload and transfer files.
Patriot is currently offering the drive in 512GB and 1TB version. The 1TB version, which we reviewed today is selling for $439.99, which puts it at $0.42 per GB.
If fast portable storage is something you need and you have a Thunderbolt 3 connection then the Patriot EVLVR should be a no-brainer as it is going to be faster than even the fastest USB 3.1 drives out there. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 Portable Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score.
– Fastest portable SSD we’ve tested
– Small and pocketable
– No external power needed
– No software