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Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe x4 SSD promises read rates of up to 1700 MB/s at prices as low as $50 USD

Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe SSD promises read rates of up to 1700 MB/s at prices as low as $50 USD (Source: Patriot)
Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe SSD promises read rates of up to 1700 MB/s at prices as low as $50 USD (Source: Patriot)
The 1 TB option will be even faster with sequential read and write rates of up to 2100 MB/s and 1650 MB/s, respectively. The manufacturer will offer 3-year warranty as standard with support for Advanced Wear Leveling to prolong the lifespan of NAND flash.

NVMe SSDs are some of the fastest drives available on any consumer laptop. The costly Samsung PM981, for example, advertises sequential read and write rates of up to 3000 MB/s and 1800 MB/s, respectively. It wasn't until recently that more affordable NVMe options with fewer performance compromises would be made available such as the Western Digital Blue SN550 or Kingston A2000.

The latest range of affordable NVMe SSDs is the Patriot P300 series launching today in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities with a 2 TB option planned for the near future. These single-sided PCIe x4 drives offer sequential read rates of up to 2100 MB/s designed for PC builders on tighter budgets. 

The Patriot P300 is available now on Amazon and Newegg with three-year warranty as standard. Interestingly, the 256 GB option is currently retailing for $50 USD whereas the official Patriot table below is claiming a MSRP of $65 USD. The 512 GB and 1 TB versions are also cheaper than the suggested MSRP at the time of writing.

Buy Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 256GB now on Amazon
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P300 m.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD Specification Comparison


256 GB

512 GB

1 TB

Model Number





Next-generation Controller

Form-Factor, Interface

M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Sequential Read



Sequential Write




4K Aligned Random Read IOPS


4K Aligned Random Write IOPS



80 TB

160 TB

320 TB

Power Consumption

Full: 2.07W
Idle: 0.37W

Full: 2.07W
Idle: 0.37W

Full: 2.38W
Idle: 0.38W

O/S Supported

Windows™ 7/8.0/8.1/10


           HMB technology (win 10)

           NANDXtend ECC technology


Limited 3 years


2,000,000 hours

MSRP (US Only)

US$ 64.99

US$ 104.99

US$ 164.99

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA - FEB. 13th, 2020 - PATRIOT™, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions, is pleased to announce the official launch of P300 Gen3 x4 NVMe m.2 SSD with capacities available from 256GB up to 1TB. The P300 is designed to deliver the most significant all-around performance for desktop and laptop users. Built with next-generation PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe controller and best-in-class components, the P300 is posed to bring out rapid data transfer speeds and best in class reliability for the user. P300 represents a milestone for the next generation of PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD, which can offer 25% higher transfer speeds better IOPs over standard PCIe3 x2 solutions and attribute to its low power consumption is the best solution for laptop battery endurance.


As more and more users have migrated from SATA III to PCIe NVMe solid-state drives, there needs to be diversity to help users pick products that better match their demands and performance goals. The P300 provides a reliable solution for budget-users while still offering exceptional speed at a consumer-friendly price. P300 built on a single-sided M.2 design for space savings and to ensure compatibility with the thinnest laptops and small form factor desktops. The next-generation DRAMless controller, when matched with 3D NAND flash, reduces the build costs without compromising SSD performance and quality. "While the entire PC industry seems to focus on high-end GAMING products, it is easy to overlook the basic needs of the retail consumer, and PATRIOT is rising to the challenge. The P300 is a perfect example of that allowing the budget-builder to have a quality SSD with little to no compromise in performance and quality," said Roger Shinmoto, the Vice President of PATRIOT. 


Stability and reliability are the key elements for outstanding storage products. The P300’s advanced firmware provides an end-to-end data path protection and powerful LDPC (low-density parity-check) ECC algorithm to ensure data integrity, and for avoiding data corruption, it also allows peak performance is maintained and lowers power consumption in the system.


Supports APST, ASPM, and L1.2 power-saving modes, which can maximize the battery endurance of laptops and offers a secure erase command to clear all user data and restore factory settings. The P300 supports Advanced Wear Leveling to prolong the lifespan of NAND Flash by optimizing write and erase cycles for each of the cells. The drive is designed to strengthen the system’s overall performance by quicker data transfer speed and backed by our 3-year warranty; the PATRIOT P300 delivers one of the most reliable price-to-performance SSD’s on the market.



PATRIOT is the leading manufacturer of high performance, enthusiast memory modules, SSDs, flash storage, gaming peripherals, and mobile accessories. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Fremont, CA, USA, PATRIOT is committed to technology innovation, customer satisfaction, and providing the best price-to-performance on the market. 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, South America, Asia, and Europe. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-02-13 (Update: 2020-02-14)