Patriot Shows Off Viper M.2 SSD with Phison’s E12 Controller

Patriot will be looking to join the others in the high-end M.2, NVMe SSD crowd with their upcoming Viper SSD family. They were showing off a Viper-branded M.2 solid state drive that features Phison’s latest E12 controller. The E12 controller from Phison is NVMe 1.3 compliant, supports 8 NAND channels, and delivers a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface with strong ECC algorithms.

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This controller will be paired with Toshiba’s 64-layer BICS 3D NAND flash. These drives will succeed Patriot’s current Hellfire M.2 NVMe solid state drives with a more modern design, better performance as well as features.

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The Viper M.2 SSDs will be available in capacities from 240GB to 2TB and Patriot quotes the Phison E12 controller speeds at 3200 MB/s sequential read, 3000 MB/s sequential write, and 600K random write IOPS. Since the drives shown off by Patriot already carry product stickers and retail packaging expect these drives sooner than later.

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