Thursday, February 8th 2018

Patriot Showcases Its Viper M.2 SSDs Sporting Phison's E12 Controller

Patriot is aiming to join the high-end, M.2, NVMe SSD playing field with its upcoming Viper SSD family. The company has already shed most details (but not all) on the specs of these upcoming SSDs, which will carry Phison's latest E12 controller, the cream of the crop when it comes to Phison-manufactured solutions. The E12 is controller by Phison is NVMe 1.3 compliant, supports 8 NAND channels, and delivers a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface with strong ECC algorithms. These features are being paired with Toshiba's 64-layer BICS 3D NAND flash memory. The company wants these to succeed to the company's previous Hellfire flagships, with more appealing and modern design, performance, and features.

The Viper SSDs will be available from 240 GB to 2 TB capacities, and Patriot is quoting Phison's own performance estimates for the Phison E12 controller as the performance speeds of its Viper SSDs: 3200 MB/s sequential read, 3000 MB/s sequential write, and 600K random read and random write IOPS. Due to how the showcased Viper SSDs already carry product stickers and retail packaging design seems to be finished, these are expected to be out sooner, rather than later, and will be another options for users looking to bring their storage to some measure of Warp speeds.
Source: AnandTech
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3 Comments on Patriot Showcases Its Viper M.2 SSDs Sporting Phison's E12 Controller

cucker tarlson
Same 3D bics TLC as M9Pe but with a different controller. Will it give plextor a run for the money ? M9Pe is quite an amazing performer with a 5 year warranty, although I've seen it perform better in synthetics than in actual file copy/unpack/load times. I want something in the ~$200 range to replace my two 250GB 850 Pro's as the game drive, willing to sacrifice 3D MLC durability for nvme speed. I'm curious to see how this one performs since Patriot SSDs have always been pretty good bang for the buck drives in my country.
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Are there any news when Samsung 980 Pro will be released?
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