Review: Patriot Scorch M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 256GB SSD

The Phison PS5008 controller was designed to intimidate the existing Intel 600p series and WD Black PCIe drives in entry-level NVMe market with the aim to offer excellent performance at an affordable pricing. Since 2016 Phison has been sampling the controller to select partners. Now after almost 2 years, we are starting to see SSD vendors like Patriot, Lite-On/Plextor, and GALAX begin to unveil their own consumer-grade drives based on the new controller.

PS5008-E8 Controller Block Diagram (Image courtesy of Phison)

With us today is the Patriot Scorch M.2 NVMe 256GB SSD, which is based on the Phison PS5008-E8 controller and Toshiba’s 64-layer TLC 3D NAND. Utilizing PCIe 3.0 x2 interface and NVMe 1.2 standard, the Scorch can deliver up to up to 1700 MB/s read speed and 780 MB/s write speed based on ATTO Disk Benchmark. With the two lanes disabled, laptop users can enjoy prolonged battery life thanks to the reduced power consumption.

The Patriot Scorch features advanced wear-leveling, state-of-the-art garbage collection, TRIM support, bad block management, and of course the usual S.M.A.R.T technologies. Retailing on the local market at RM 479, can the Patriot Scorch live up to expectations? Let’s check it out now.

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Suggested Retail Price:  $79.99 USD (RM 479 inclusive of GST)



Apart from the 256GB model that we are going to review today, the Patriot Scorch M.2 NVMe drives are also offered in 128GB and 512GB storage capacities. Running on the PCIe 3.0 x2 interface with NVMe 1.2 standard, the drive is specified to operate at sequential speeds of up to 1700 MB/s in read and 780 MB/s in write based on ATTO Disk Benchmark. In CrystalDiskMark, it can deliver up to 1500 MB/s read speed and 770 MB/s write speed.

Measuring 80.0 x 22.0 x 3.8 mm in dimensions, the Patriot Scorch weighs just 9 grams. This small footprint will allow it to be the best solution for all-in-one PCs, laptops, small form-factor, or even high-end gaming PCs. Rated at an operating temperature from 0 to 70 degrees, the SSD achieve high level of durability and reliability. Patriot claimed that the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is up to 2 million hour and your investment is backed by the company’s a 3-year warranty.


CrystalDiskInfo showed that the Patriot Scorch is in 100% good health, running cool at an operating temperature of 49 degrees Celsius which is quite normal for an NVMe drive without being cooled by any heatsink.


Product Features

The Patriot Scorch M.2 Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSD is the perfect solution for consumers and professionals looking to get blazingly fast start up times and instantaneous access to their data for better productivity and reliability from their SSD. Powered by the Phison 5008 controller, the Scorch M.2 uses an ultra-fast PCIe gen 3.0 x 2 NVMe 1.2 interface to deliver read and write speeds of up to 1700MB/s (read) that are 3x faster than SATA SSDs.

To ensure the Patriot Scorch M.2 SSD provides rock-solid performance, static and advanced wear-leveling, advanced garbage collection, TRIM support, bad block management and S.M.A.R.T technologies are built in. At 22mm wide by 80mm tall (2280), the Scorch M.2 is the best solution for all-in-one PC kits, notebook upgrades, or small form-factor, high-performance gaming PC builds.

Backed by Patriot’s award winning build quality and 3-year warranty; the Patriot Scorch M.2 SSD delivers one of the most reliable choices in performance class SSDs.



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