Going into CES 2020, we expected to see quite a few new NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, and so far we have been right. The latest in the list of drives we have seen was Patriot’s new VP4100, which we have more information on below.
The M.2 formfactor VP4100 drive uses Phison’s E16 series controller, which we saw in Phison’s own booth this week. This controller has been used on previous drives we have seen, and allows the VP4100 to achieve sequential read speeds up to 5,000MB/s, and sequential write speeds up to 4,400MB/s.
Portable SSDs are great for content creators like us, and Patriot is there to provide that sort of storage with the EVLVR 2. This small drive still packs a punch with another Phison controller, this time from the E12 series. Packed into the drive is up to 2TB of storage, offering up to 2,850MB/s of read speeds, and up to 2,600MB/s of write speeds. This drive will connect via a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C connection for speedy transfers between it and your device of choice.
Another portable drive being shown was the PXD, another NVMe drive, but one that is utilizing a standard USB Type-C connection. This option allows for compatibility with a larger number of systems, while still allowing the drive to achieve both read and write speeds up to 1,000MB/s. Available in capacities up to 2TB, the PXD packs a Phison E13T series controller in its lightweight metal housing.
P210 & P220
Over on the SATA side of things, we have the P210 and P220. First up, the P210 utilizes the SMI 2259XT controller which enables this drive to be an affordable option for users. The P220 shifts the controller to a Phison S12, and can interface with both TLC and QLC NAND, in capacities up to 4TB. Both drives offer static and dynamic wear leveling, and will come in a standard 2.5″ form factor.