The P300 family of the American brand will be based on controllers Phison On the one hand and controllers Silicon Motion On the other hand - in the hope that this will allow prices to fall well below the recommended official values
The flash-chip storage price climbs and the trend predicted by our experts does not bode well, but we continue to try to remain optimistic and affectionately accept any new announcement of a product that has the potential to make the practical costs in stores a little more competitive. Today we have meeting With the new creation from the American Patriot: P300 drives for theNVMe The budgets will be available in a pair of similar but different configurations, separating North America and the rest of the world.
In the United States, the Patriot P300 will be offered with a blue-tinted circuit on which the Phison E13T controller has a dedicated dynamic memory, chipset NAND XNUMXD in TLC configuration from IMFT or from Toshiba - and volumes of between 128GB and 2TB in M.2 configuration with an 80 millimeter length (M.2 2280) that gives a maximum random performance of up to 290,000IOPS in reading and up to 260,000IOPS in writing combined with continuous performance of up to 2,100MBps in reading.
In all other markets around the world, the Patriot P300 will be offered with a black printed circuit that symbolizes the use of the main competitor for the budget NVMe controller from Phison - the Silicon Motion SM2263XT, also without memory Built-in dynamic, with volumes between 128GB and 2TB and with the same performance as those of the American drive, at least on paper. Which drive will offer superior speeds and better actual operation efficiency? This is a question that will definitely be interesting to get an answer to.
Both models of the P300 will be offered with a three-year warranty within 0.28 (or 28 percent) of the full drive volume each day. Patriot declares in advance that the main purpose of the new models is to provide a more advanced and formative solution NVMe That can only take advantage of a pair of arteries PCI-Express In their M.2 interface and are common at the bottom of the modern storage market - but unfortunately its official recommended prices do not really indicate this, as they stand at $ 65 for a relatively basic 256GB capacity, $ 105 for a 512GB capacity and $ 165 for one terabyte . At such levels you can find countless more sophisticated and interesting storage offers for the home user who aspires to break through the SATA limitations.
Consumers should have no problem knowing what they are getting inside the drive they are purchasing - at least when it comes to identifying the central control controller maker inside
Using Controllers SSD And flash memories from a number of different companies designed to givePatriot Maximum flexibility in choosing the most affordable components at any given time, when it can be assumed that we as Israeli consumers will have potential access to both versions of the P300 through local stores or through online stores abroad - so we can only hope that market conditions dictate reality to the manufacturer And will bring prices to levels tens of percent lower than those in the previous paragraph.If this does happen at some point - there may be an offer here that cannot be ignored.