At this year's CES, Patriot has introduced an enhanced version of its EVLVR (Evolver) Thunderbolt 3 external SSD. The new drive is set to offer radically improved sequential read/write performance versus the earlier EVLVR, and will come in capacities of up to 2 TB.

The Patriot EVLVR 2 Thunderbolt 3 SSDs come in a new candybar aluminum chassis with rounded edges that seems to have dimensions similar to the original EVLVR (10.1cm (L) × 4.6cm (W) × 1.1cm (H)). The chassis is big enough to house an M.2-2280 SSD based on Phison’s PS5012-E12 controller, using a PCIe 3.0 x4 connection to bridge theSSD to the Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller.

Patriot’s original EVLVR was based on Phison’s PS5008-E8 chip, which a low-cost controller featuring four NAND channels and a PCIe 3.0 x2 interface. As a result, the upgrade of the EVLVR2 to the high-end Phison PS5012-E12 featuring eight NAND channels and a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface should greatly boost the performance of the new drives. Officially, Patriot is claiming that the drive can hit sequential read speeds of up to 2.85 GB/s, while sequential writes will top out at 2.6 GB/s.

Patriot plans to offer its EVLVR 2 external SSDs in capacities of up to 2 TB, up from a maximum capacity of 1 TB in case of the original model. Though we'll have to wait and see just what the company will be charging for these capacities; the company is not announcing when it plans to start selling the new drive.

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  • bill44 - Friday, January 10, 2020 - link

    Titan Ridge controller?
  • James5mith - Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - link

    ^^ This. This is the only question, the only fact that really matters with these new external enclosures. Until they use Titan Ridge to offer both TB3 and USB3 compatibility in a single enclosure, they do nothing to move forward.
  • Kakti - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    Man am I glad I didn't give in and buy the 2tb Sandisk or Samsung T5 external drives that were on sale at the end of the year. All those top out at 550mb/sec and I knew there had to be the NVME equivalents coming out shortly.

    Only two weeks into the new year and we already have a bunch of newly announced nvme external drives with either USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Thunderbolt 3 interfaces.
  • Garestle - Thursday, February 27, 2020 - link

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