Patriot Releases the Hellfire M.2 and PCIe AIC into the World of SSDs

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Patriot’s First PCIe Solid State Drives Deliver Blazing Fast Speeds

We are very excited to get into the PCIe storage space. With the launch of Intel’s latest Skylake Processor, we are seeing more motherboards available in the consumer market that support PCIe devices.

Patriot, a leading manufacturer of SSDs, computer memory, flash storage solutions, mobile accessories and gaming peripherals, today announced the release of their latest solid-state drive offerings, the Patriot Hellfire M.2 PCIe SSD and the Hellfire PCIe AIC (Add-in Card).

Hellfire M.2 PCIe SSD
The Hellfire will be Patriot’s first M.2 PCIe SSD, and an impressive one at that. With a Gen 3 x 4 interface and NVMe 1.2 compliant, the Hellfire M.2 will reaches speeds of up to 2,500MB/s read and 600MB/s. Designed with the needs of content creators, gamers and PC enthusiasts in mind the, Hellfire will lower latency while increasing the productivity and response times of any PC, laptop or notebook.

The Hellfire M.2 will be released in capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB in a M.2 2280 form factor to fulfill the high performance storage needs of consumers looking to upgrade their systems. Powered by the Phison 5007 controller and MLC NAND, the Hellfire will be your weapon of choice when battling those latency bottlenecks.

Hellfire PCIe AIC SSD
In addition to the Hellfire M.2, Patriot will also launch the Patriot Hellfire PCIe AIC for those looking for the ultimate performance boost to their PC. The Hellfire PCIe AIC with a Gen 3 x 4 interface is Patriot’s top of the line choice for a storage solution. With sequential read speeds of up to 3000MB/s and write speeds of up to 2200MB/s the Hellfire PCIe AIC smokes the competition to position itself as Patriot’s premium performance drive.

With varying speeds between capacities, the Hellfire PCIe AIC will be available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB to meet the market needs of every demographic. Also utilizing the Phison 5007 with MLC NAND , the Hellfire PCIe AIC will set your system ablaze.

“We are very excited to get into the PCIe storage space,” said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. “With the launch of Intel’s latest Skylake Processor, we are seeing more motherboards available in the consumer market that support PCIe devices. Along with the launch of Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, which supports PCIe storage devices without the need for additional drivers, we feel this will be the future trend and will allow users to take full advantage of the PCIe storage speeds.“

Availability
The Patriot Hellfire drives will be available for purchase at the end of Q1.

About Patriot
Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Patriot Memory LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA.

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Media Contacts:
North America
Stacey Pinheiro
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Patriot Memory
spinheiro(at)patriotmem(dot)com

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