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So a lot of people might not know it but the new M.2 SSDs are actually very versatile. You can run them as a direct PCIe drive with a x2 or x4 connection or you can even run a standard SATA drive on M.2. It wasn’t long ago that I took a look at the Patriot Ignite SSD, well it just so happens Patriot send over another Ignite SSD. This time they sent over their brand new Ignite M2. The Ignite M2 is a SATA based M.2 drive. In other words with this being a SATA drive we still work under the limitations of the SATA interface but with that we keep costs down. Where this comes in handy is in builds where not having to run a 2.5 inch drive is best. So we know this is up my alley, not having to pack in a 2.5 inch drive would save a lot of trouble in some of our LANrigs! So let’s see what the Ignite M2 is all about and then run it through our standard benchmark suite.

Product Name: Patriot Ignite M2 480 GB

Review Sample Provided by: Patriot

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon link: HERE

 

Specifications
Capacities 240GB and 480GB
DRAM Cache 240GB = 256MB | 480GB = 512MB
Controller Phison S10 Series
Native Command Queuing Up to 32 commands
TRIM Support Yes
Operating Temperature 0° ~ 70°C
ECC Recovery Up to 115bits/2KB
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
O/S Support Windows® / Vista / 7 / 8 / Linux
Features

• End-To-End Data Path Protection (ETEP)

• Advanced Wear-Leveling

• Advanced Garbage Collection

• Smart ECC

• Smart Refresh

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36655 13 May 2015 21:05
Hey everyone, today I take a look at a SATA based M.2 drive from Patriot. The Patriot Ignite M2, enjoy!

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