Patriot presented at CES 2018 an interesting portable SSD. That uses the Thunderbolt 3 interface to achieve speeds very similar to internal NVMe PCIe SSDs in M.2 format. These new units that are capable of reaching up to 1500 MB / s of reading and 1000 MB / s of sequential writing will reach the market in three different capacities, of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
Patriot presents its new external SSD EVLVR Thunderbolt 3
Internally an M.2 NVMe SSD is being used, taking advantage of the 40Gbps that Thunderbolt 3 is capable of offering. Since if on the one hand this interface is capable of offering the possibility of external GPUs. It was more than evident that we would end up seeing external SSDs Great performance based on this port.
Also, the drive does not need an external power supply, apparently taking advantage of the Thunderbolt 3 port (via USB Type-C). That is capable of delivering 15 Watts. So, to the 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 and the 3.0 gen2 Phison E8 (NVMe) PCI-E controller. In addition, SSD provides outstanding performance, with sequential transfer rates that reach 1500 MB / s read, and 1000 MB/s write.
Regarding availability and prices, Patriot EVLVR will arrive on the market in March. That comes with costs of $ 199.99, $ 289.99 and $ 489.99 respectively for the 256GB, 512GB and 1TB models respectively.
The new Patriot EVLVR can be purchased from $ 199.99 for the 256GB version. That is from $ 289.99 for the 512GB version and $ 489.99 for the 1TB version.