Page 11 - Conclusion
Patriot is no amateur when it comes to making solid state drives, especially as they have been doing it for such a long time. When it comes to the Patriot P300 512GB, it is decidedly a budget NVMe option. The Patriot P300 utilizes 3D TLC NAND memory, however does not come with any DRAM on board and relies on HBM instead. When we dig into the details, we will find that the P300 512GB offers slightly lower sequential speeds than its counterparts. This generally translates into poorer results in synthetic tests, as the P300 fell behind other NVMe competitors, including budget ones. Ramping up to its peak speeds are also a bit slower than I would have liked. In more real-world simulation tests, we were able to see some faster numbers. In our lengthier PCMark 8 storage consistency benchmark, the Patriot P300 512GB performed admirably for a drive without onboard RAM. With all this in mind, you do have to remember these numbers are still notably better than SATA SSDs that are priced in a similar territory. Speaking of which, the Patriot P300 512GB has an MSRP of $107 USD, but can easily be found $78 USD. In this price range, it still is better than a typical SATA SSD like the Crucial MX500 and it outperforms some NVMe options like the Crucial P1 500GB. I still would like to see improvements in write endurance and increased warranty coverage. Even so, the Patriot P300 512GB is a no-thrills NVMe SSD that fights in its weight class.
Patriot provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The Patriot P300 512GB is a decent budget NVMe SSD from a veteran manufacturer in this field.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 188.8.131.52
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8