Viper M.2

In January, Patriot demonstrated its upcoming Viper M.2-branded high-end SSDs. The new drives are powered by Toshiba’s 64-layer BICS 3D NAND flash memory and Phison’s latest PS5012-E12 controller. The drives will hit the market in the upcoming months and will replace Patriot’s Hellfire SSDs. Phison yet has to disclose all the details regarding its new PS5012-E12 controller, but at present we do know that the chip is NVMe 1.3 compliant, it supports 8 NAND channels, it has a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and is certified to work with the latest types of 3D NAND memory, including Toshiba’s current-gen 64-layer 3D NAND as well as upcoming flash memory from the company. One of the most prominent features of the PS5012-E12 is its support for stronger ECC...

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