Patriot has introduced its new family of entry-level SATA SSDs offering capacities from 256 GB to 2 TB. The P200-series drives use controllers from Maxio Technology and Silicon Motion, the first time in years that Patriot uses controllers not from Phison.
Available in a 2.5-inch/7 mm form-factor, the Patriot P200 drives feature 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configurations and are based on Silicon Motion’s SM2258XT controllers, whereas the top-of-the-line 2 TB model is powered by Maxio Technology’s MAS0902A controller. The drives are powered by 3D NAND memory, but the manufacturer does not disclose exact model of chips or their manufacturer (we do know that SMI and Maxio controllers can work with memory from various vendors though).
As far as performance is concerned, Patriot says that its P200-series SSDs can offer up to 530 MB/s sequential read speeds, up to 460 MB/s sequential write speeds, up to 90K random read IOPS, as well as up to 80K random write speeds. Performance wise, the new drives from Patriot offer similar speed levels as other SATA 6 Gbps SSDs.
When it comes to endurance levels, Patriot’s P200 SSDs can offer 0.45 – 0.58 drive writes per day (DWPD), which is actually higher when compared to 0.3 DWPD offered by cheap 3D QLC NAND-based drives these days.
All Patriot’s P200 SSDs are covered by a three-year warranty and are available now for $31.99 – $189.99, depending on capacity.
|Patriot’s P200 Specifications|
|Capacity||256 GB||512 GB||1 TB||2 TB|
|Controller||Silicon Motion SM2258XT||Maxio MAS0902A|
|NAND Flash||3D NAND|
|Form-Factor, Interface||2.5-inch/7-mm, SATA 6 Gbps|
|Sequential Read||up to 530 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||up to 460 MB/s|
|Random Read IOPS||up to 90K|
|Random Write IOPS||up to 80K|
|Power Management||Automatic sleep and wake-up mechanism power saving|
|TBW||160 TB||320 TB||640 TB||1000 TB|
|Price at Launch||$31.99||$49.99||$87.99||$189.99|