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Patriot P300 P512GM28US PCIe x4 NVMe 512 GB SSD Benchmarked

Tight competition. Patriot's latest mid-range family of SSDs is caught in a sea of other mid-range SSDs with nothing to help it stand out from the crowd. Cheaper options are available with similar performance.

The Patriot P300 series is the company's mid-tier lineup of M.2 SSDs in contrast to the higher-end Patriot Viper series designed for gamers. Patriot wants the P300 to be an affordable solution for SATA III users ready to make the plunge into NVMe SSDs.

Current options range from 128 GB all the way up to 2 TB with a starting price of $35 USD. Retailers like Amazon and Newegg already have the P300 in stock and the manufacturer is selling the drive directly as well. Our benchmarks below reflect the 512 GB version of the drive. 

P300 m.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD Specification Comparison

Capacity

256 GB

512 GB

1 TB

Model Number

P300P256GM28

P300P512GM28

P300P1TBM28

Controller

Next-generation Controller

Form-Factor, Interface

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

Sequential Read

1,700MB/s

2,100MB/s

Sequential Write

1,100MB/s

1,200MB/s

1,650MB/s

4K Aligned Random Read IOPS

290K IOPS

4K Aligned Random Write IOPS

260K IOPS

TBW

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

Features

           HMB technology (win 10)

           NANDXtend ECC technology

Warranty

Limited 3 years

MTBF

2,000,000 hours

MSRP (US Only)

US$ 64.99

US$ 104.99

US$ 164.99

 

Test System

The Walmart EVOO Gaming 17 laptop is our test platform
The Walmart EVOO Gaming 17 laptop is our test platform

Our host system for the Patriot SSD will be the 17.3-inch Walmart EVOO Gaming 17 laptop which is able to house dual M.2 PCIe x4 SSDs and even a 2.5-inch SATA III drive. Installation is as straightforward as it can be; we inserted the SSD as a secondary drive before booting up the laptop as normal.

See our review on the Walmart EVOO Gaming 17 to learn more about the system.

AS SSD & CrystalDiskMark

We're able to reach the advertised read rate of 1700 MB/s when running CDM at a queue depth of 32 on a single thread. While results are at least two to three times faster than SATA III, the competing 1 TB Western Digital Blue SN550 is faster across the board. You'll have to upgrade to the 1 TB P300 for faster speeds of up to 2100 MB/s.

CrystalDiskMark 5.5
CrystalDiskMark 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Patriot P300P512GM28US
, , Patriot P300 P300P512GM28US
Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe
, , Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe SSD 1 TB WDS100T2B0C
Kingston KC600
,
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
41%
-33%
26%
33%
Write 4K
128.5
234.3
82%
132.8
3%
176.8
38%
104.3
-19%
Read 4K
30.98
53.13
71%
49.62
60%
48.38
56%
45.23
46%
Write Seq
1111
1978
78%
416.1
-63%
1332
20%
1729
56%
Read Seq
1100
1102
0%
549.7
-50%
1644
49%
1861
69%
Write 4K Q32T1
533.1
572.5
7%
339.2
-36%
440.6
-17%
509.2
-4%
Read 4K Q32T1
652.2
762.5
17%
378.1
-42%
559.2
-14%
388.5
-40%
Write Seq Q32T1
1540
2011
31%
483.9
-69%
1104
-28%
2813
83%
Read Seq Q32T1
1707
2355
38%
562.7
-67%
3481
104%
2906
70%
Write 4K Q8T8
1468.9
343.4
Read 4K Q8T8
1433.8
372.1
AS SSD
6%
-30%
-29%
41%
Copy Game MB/s
1221.74
1487.63
22%
716.99
-41%
334.23
-73%
1823.85
49%
Copy Program MB/s
1202.12
798.57
-34%
620.51
-48%
382.73
-68%
983.98
-18%
Copy ISO MB/s
1088.2
1495.77
37%
1061.99
-2%
1417.94
30%
3182.39
192%
Score Total
2458
2280
-7%
1144
-53%
1644
-33%
3638
48%
Score Write
1408
1396
-1%
457
-68%
528
-62%
1693
20%
Score Read
683
598
-12%
444
-35%
770
13%
1294
89%
Access Time Write *
0.092
0.096
-4%
0.034
63%
0.09
2%
0.039
58%
Access Time Read *
0.024
0.024
-0%
0.037
-54%
0.085
-254%
0.05
-108%
4K-64 Write
1146.52
1097.62
-4%
315.14
-73%
309.94
-73%
1456.13
27%
4K-64 Read
553.11
386.36
-30%
358.15
-35%
530.55
-4%
1077.98
95%
4K Write
131.66
165.72
26%
96.47
-27%
135.12
3%
98.3
-25%
4K Read
24.37
26.84
10%
41.69
71%
40.12
65%
43.25
77%
Seq Write
1300.48
1321.65
2%
452.08
-65%
826.55
-36%
1386.27
7%
Seq Read
1059.64
1852.47
75%
447.27
-58%
1988.58
88%
1723.09
63%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
24% / 18%
-32% / -31%
-2% / -9%
37% / 38%

* ... smaller is better

ATTO

The ATTO benchmark tests various block sizes from 512 bytes to 64 Megabytes to paint a broader picture of SSD performance. In this scenario, we can see that read and write rates top out about 1.44 GB/s to 1.6 GB/s each at block sizes of 256 KB and greater. In comparison, the gaming-centric Asura Genesis Xtreme tops out at 3 GB/s to imply that the Patriot SSD isn't fully exploiting the PCIe x4 interface due to its budget specifications.

Patriot P300
Patriot P300
Western Digital SN550
Western Digital SN550
Asura Genesis Xtreme
Asura Genesis Xtreme
Kingston KC600
Kingston KC600
Patriot P300P512GM28US
, , Patriot P300 P300P512GM28US
Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe
, , Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe SSD 1 TB WDS100T2B0C
Kingston KC600
,
Intel NUC8i7BEH Asura NVMe SSD
Iris Plus Graphics 655, i7-8559U, Asura Genesis Xtreme NVMe M.2 SSD 1 TB
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
Titan X Pascal, E5-2680 v4, Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
ATTO Disk Benchmark
48%
-51%
115%
123%
8192KB write
1440000
1830000
27%
463350
-68%
1960000
36%
2079890
44%
4096KB write
1440000
1760000
22%
461260
-68%
1960000
36%
2090010
45%
2048KB write
1440000
1760000
22%
456120
-68%
1970000
37%
2090010
45%
1024KB write
1440000
1780000
24%
453100
-69%
1960000
36%
2100230
46%
512KB write
1440000
1810000
26%
452100
-69%
1960000
36%
2090010
45%
256KB write
1420000
1780000
25%
448790
-68%
1920000
35%
2098690
48%
128KB write
1440000
1780000
24%
434550
-70%
1940000
35%
2078800
44%
64KB write
1420000
1740000
23%
418330
-71%
1870000
32%
2073620
46%
32KB write
1390000
1640000
18%
434340
-69%
1620000
17%
2054220
48%
16KB write
1350000
1390000
3%
405410
-70%
1160000
-14%
1102410
-18%
8192KB read
1470000
2260000
54%
533330
-64%
2970000
102%
2960680
101%
4096KB read
1590000
2310000
45%
529660
-67%
2960000
86%
3019900
90%
2048KB read
1590000
2290000
44%
524830
-67%
2920000
84%
3026480
90%
1024KB read
1470000
2260000
54%
526030
-64%
2860000
95%
3263860
122%
512KB read
1450000
1630000
12%
523640
-64%
2820000
94%
3197250
121%
256KB read
1520000
2280000
50%
517570
-66%
3080000
103%
3230230
113%
128KB read
1150000
2070000
80%
501720
-56%
2670000
132%
3003310
161%
64KB read
615190
1430000
132%
517280
-16%
2550000
315%
2458920
300%
32KB read
411140
917140
123%
497710
21%
2190000
433%
2432300
492%
16KB read
217710
550840
153%
463630
113%
1440000
561%
1257110
477%

Data Compression

Patriot P300
Patriot P300
Western Digital SN550
Western Digital SN550
Kingston A2000
Kingston A2000
Kingston KC600
Kingston KC600

Temperature

Running CDM increases drive temperature by 24 degrees C compared to 15 degrees C on the faster WD SN550. However, this shouldn't be taken as an apples to apples comparison since the WD SN550 test was set up as a primary drive in contrast to our Patriot test.

System idle
System idle
CDM benchmark completed
CDM benchmark completed

Verdict

In review: Patriot P300 P512GM28US. Test unit provided by Patriot
In review: Patriot P300 P512GM28US. Test unit provided by Patriot

The Patriot P300 series has found itself in a tight spot in the current market. The competing 500 GB WD Blue SN550, for example, offers similar read and write rates as our 512 GB P300 (1700 MB/s read and 1100 MB/s write) while retailing for less on Amazon ($65 vs. $80). WD even offers a longer limited manufacturer warranty of 5 years compared to 3 years from Patriot. The P300 series will have to drop in price sooner rather later or it will risk being overlooked by budget-conscious users and PC builders.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-03- 8 (Update: 2020-03-10)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.