Patriot Announces Ignite Series M2 SATA Solid-State Drive

Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash, SSDs and mobile accessories, today announced the launch of its new M.2 Ignite solid-state drive (SSD). Its compact form factor is optimal for use in portable devices such as ultrabooks, notebooks and ultra-compact PC’s providing impeccable start up times, instant access to data and installed programs.

The Patriot Ignite M2’s Next-Generation-Form-Factor (NGFF) case free design and small structure of 22mm wide by 80mm long (2280) packs a punch, testing in with sequential read and write speeds of up to 560/320MB/s and 4KB random read and write speeds of up to 90/70K IOP’s. It provides the ultimate upgrade solution for those with mobile computing devices looking to increase storage capacities.

“We are happy to announce the Ignite M2 addition to our family of SSD products,” said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. “With the Ignite M2, Patriot now offers a full range of SSDs, from 2.5“ SATA 3, to mSATA and now M.2. The Ignite M2 drives are the perfect storage solution for those looking to build/upgrade their small form factor PCs.”

Powered by the new Phison S10 controller the M2 Ignite connects via M.2 SATA 6Gb/s interface to deliver rock solid performance and supports Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, Vista, and Linux. The Ignite M2 is backed by Patriot’s award winning customer service and a three year warranty. To ensure the consistency and performance of the drive over its life time, it comes with advanced features such as end-to-end data protection (ETEP), advanced wear-leveling, advanced Garbage collection, smartECC and Smart Refresh. The Ignite M2 is compatible with most notebooks.

Specifications 240GB & 480GB capacities Phison S10 Controller M.2 2280 Form Factor SATA III 6Gb/s Interface MLC NAND Up to 560MB/s Sequential Read Speed Up to 320MB/s Sequential Write Speed

Availability The Ignite M2 SSD will be available at the beginning of May at select online and in-store retailers such as Fry’s Electronics, Amazon and Newegg for a starting MSRP of $109.99 240GB and $209.99 480GB.

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 Assistant, Americas Patriot Memory spinheiro(at)patriotmem(dot)com

Bethany DeGraff Marketing Specialist, EU Patriot Memory bdegraff(at)patriotmem(dot)com

Contacts

JR Wakabayashi

510-438-8507

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