Patriot has introduced the EVLVR, an external SSD with a Thunderbolt 3 interface and a capacity of up to 1 TB.
The Patriot 'Evolver' EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 Portable drive comes in a compact metallic chassis with rounded edges, a LED indicator and a TB3 connector. The enclosure packs an SSD based on the NVMe 1.2-compliant Phison PS5008-E8 controller with a PCIe 3.0 x2 interface as well as Toshiba's 256 Gb BiCS 3D TLC NAND memory.
Patriot's EVLVR drives will be offered in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB configurations that will provide up to 1.5 GB/s sequential read speed as well as up to 1 GB/s sequential write speed. The external SSD it is completely bus powered and does not require any additional cables.
The most affordable 256 GB version will be priced at $199.99, the mid-range 512 GB configuration will carry a $289.99 price tag, whereas the 1 TB variant will cost $489.99. Sales of its portable SSD will start in March.