Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash, SSDs and mobile accessories, today announced the launch of its new M.2 Ignite solid-state drive (SSD). Its compact form factor is optimal for use in portable devices such as ultrabooks, notebooks and ultra-compact PC’s providing impeccable start up times, instant access to data and installed programs.
The Patriot Ignite M2’s Next-Generation-Form-Factor (NGFF) case free design and small structure of 22 mm wide by 80 mm long (2280) packs a punch, testing in with sequential read and write speeds of up to 560/320 MB/s and 4KB random read and write speeds of up to 90/70K IOPs. It provides the ultimate upgrade solution for those with mobile computing devices looking to increase storage capacities.
“We are happy to announce the Ignite M2 addition to our family of SSD products,” said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. “With the Ignite M2, Patriot now offers a full range of SSDs, from 2.5″ SATA 3, to mSATA and now M.2. The Ignite M2 drives are the perfect storage solution for those looking to build/upgrade their small form factor PCs.”
Powered by the new Phison S10 controller the M2 Ignite connects via M.2 SATA 6Gb/s interface to deliver rock solid performance and supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Vista, and Linux. The Ignite M2 is backed by Patriot’s award winning customer service and a three year warranty. To ensure the consistency and performance of the drive over its life time, it comes with advanced features such as end-to-end data protection (ETEP), advanced wear-leveling, advanced Garbage collection, smartECC and Smart Refresh. The Ignite M2 is compatible with most notebooks.
•240 GB & 480 GB capacities
•Phison S10 Controller
•M.2 2280 Form Factor
•SATA III 6Gb/s Interface
•Up to 560 MB/s Sequential Read Speed
•Up to 320 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
The Ignite M2 SSD will be available at the beginning of May at select online and in-store retailers such as Fry’s Electronics, Amazon and Newegg for a starting MSRP of $109.99 240 GB and $209.99 480 GB.