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Patriot launches PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C external drive with up to 1000 MB/s read and write rates

Patriot launches PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C external drive with up to 1000 MB/s read and write rates (Source: Patriot)
Patriot launches PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C external drive with up to 1000 MB/s read and write rates (Source: Patriot)
The manufacturer promises compatibility with PlayStation 4 and Xbox gaming consoles, PCs, laptops, and Macs. The drive itself will be protected by a shock-absorbing aluminum chassis for improved durability.

External USB drives based on M.2 SSDs are becoming more popular as of late. After having reviewed the StarTech M.2 NVMe enclosure, Patriot is now ready to launch its PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD in capacities ranging from 512 GB up to 2 TB.

The PXD drive utilizes a PCIe Gen. 3 x4 controller for transfer rates of up to 1000 MB/s. Though this is only a fraction of what the best NVMe drives are capable of, it's still faster than any 2.5-inch SATA III enclosure that most USB drives are based on. The PXD comes in much smaller and lighter as well at 102.9 x 31.5 x 9.7 mm and 35 g, respectively.

The 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB SKUs can all be found on Amazon albeit with prices still unknown. All options will come with both USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables and a three-year limited warranty.

Fremont, California, April 21, 2020 - PATRIOT, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions, today is proud to announce the launch of the PATRIOT PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD, the next generation of portable storage solutions. Featured with the latest PCIe Gen3x4 controller series controller, bus speed up to 10Gbit/sec, and the latest USB 3.2 Type-C interface, the PXD is available in capacities from 512GB to 2TB. At just 4.05" (L) x 1.24" (W) x 0.38" (H), and lightweight at 1.23oz, the PXD is the perfect solution for those who need large superfast storage in a compact design.



External storage has been plagued with performance issues making external hard drives and traditional flash drives virtually unusable for large data transfers. Video content producers and IT professionals are demanding faster and more efficient storage solutions. The PATRIOT PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD is bridging the gap between internal and external SSDs by combining the latest PCIe Gen3x4 controller with the USB 3.2 interface to build the best external drive for the media professionals. The PXD is protected by an industrial-grade aluminum chassis offering extra durability and supports the SuperSpeed USB 10Gpbs transfer over the USB 3.2 Type-C interface.


"Storage brands are always looking to improve their products at the specification level and often overlook the compatibility and user experience; the PXD brings the perfect balance between them all. More importantly, the PXD is made for any user, including desktop PC, laptop, MacBook, and console gamers." said Roger Shinmoto, the Vice President of PATRIOT. 

For maximizing the compatibility with the latest PC/laptops and MacBook's, the PXD comes bundled with Type-C to Type-A and Type-C to Type-C cables for maximum compatibility. The drive is wrapped up under a sleek and super sturdy USB-drive size aluminum chassis with shock absorption material for excellent protection and durability.



A common need for gaming consoles, such as the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One X, is more storage. The PXD offers console gamers a quick storage expansion that can deliver unparalleled sequential read and write performance, ensuring faster game loads and more fluent gameplay when games are installed to the drive. Backed by PATRIOT's 3-year warranty and customer support, the PXD is the ideal option for any PC/Mac users and console gamers who are looking for huge capacity, excellent reliability, and high-speed storage solutions.



PXD M.2 PCIe Type-C External Solid State Drive Features

•       Latest PCIe Gen3x4 Controller

•       Bus speed up to 10Gbit/sec

•       Latest USB 3.2 Type-C Interface

•       Solid aluminum body design                     

•       Lightweight: 1.23oz/35g

•       Operating Temperature: 0 ~ 70°C

•       Power Consumption: Full: 2.5W S4:0.06W

•       Type-C to Type-C, Type-C to Type-A cable included

•       Sequential Read (ATTO): up to 1,000MB/s

•       Sequential Write (ATTO): up to 1,000MB/s

•       Sequential Read (CDM): up to 1,000MB/s

•       Sequential Write (CDM): up to 1,000MB/s

•       OS Supported: Windows® 10, Mac OS 10.13

*May require driver for old OS


"We are excited to expand our SSD line with the new PATRIOT PXD," said Aziz Saigal, Marketing Manager. "Meanwhile, new additions to our performance memory are highly anticipated to arrive."


For more PXD product information, please visit Patriot at here


Availability and Pricing 


Patriot store: click here

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04-21 (Update: 2020-04-22)