Patriot Hellfire M.2 480GB NVMe SSD Review


ATTO & CrystalDiskMark

ATTO v3.05

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 64MB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.

ATTO – Patriot Hellfire M.2 480GB:

Hellfire M.2 ATTO Benchmark

Benchmark Results: ATTO showed the Patriot Hellfire M.2 480GB NVMe drive topped out at 2,997 MB/s read and 2,405 MB/s write in the standard overlapped I/O benchmark. Seeing 3.0 GB/s read and 2.4 GB/s write speeds are among the fastest that we have ever seen before.



Benchmark Results: When comparing the Patriot Hellfire M.2 480GB SSD to seven other models you can quickly see that it does pretty well. In the sequential read test you can see the Hellfire does well, but doesn’t top out until it reaches the 512KB file size. In the sequential write test it slower than most of the other drives up until about 16KB and then by the 128KB file size it has the fastest sequential write speeds that we have ever seen before from any single consumer HDD or SSD. At the smaller transfer sizes the performance is behind most of the drives.

CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.

CystalDiskmark – Patriot Hellfire M.2 480GB:

Patriot Hellfire CDM

Benchmark Results: The Patriot Hellfire M.2 480GB SSD reached 1,463 MB/s read and 1,302 MB/s write in the standard sequential write test and Random 4K performance was 49 MB/s read and 147 MB/s write. When we ran the test again set to 0Fill mode the sequential scores jumped up to 2,616 MB/s read and 2,191 MB/s write. Patriot rates this drive at up to 2,550 MB/s read and 1,260 MB/s write on CrystalDiskMark for sequential performance. It really depends on what test you are running as you can see.

Let’s look at some other benchmarks!