Patriot Spark 256GB SATAIII SSD Review

Specifications and Features


  • Phison S11 Series Controller
  • SATAIII 6Gbps/SATAII 3Gbps
  • Operating Temperature – 0° ~ 70°C
  • ECC Recovery: Up to 120bits/2KB
  • MTBF: 2,000,000 hours
  • 4K Aligned Random Read: 128GB/256GB = 80K IOPs |
    512GB = 82K IOPs
  • 4K Aligned Random Write: 128GB = 49K IOPs |
    256GB = 67K IOPs
    512GB = 75K IOPs
  • Sequential Read & Write Transfer: Up to 560MB/s Read
    128GB: Up to 555MB/s Read | Up to 500MB/s Write
    256GB: Up to 555MB/s Read | Up to 500MB/s Write
    512GB: Up to 560MB/s Read | Up to 540MB/s Write
    *Based on ATTO


Performance given by Patriot in the general specification looks good. We will check how close is it to our results on the next page of this review.

Below you can see screenshot from CrystalDiskInfo which is showing that our review sample is in perfect condition. Also drive’s temperature is quite low, even though the case is made of plastic.

Patriot Spark SSD has arrived in a small box which is a retail package. Inside is only short manual and the SSD. Pretty much all you need for new computers.

Front side of the SSD is covering large sticker which is telling us brand and drive series. Patriot keeps all their SSD in similar design under different colors. The Spark is yellow as you can see on the photos.

On the back is white sticker which are telling us some more or at least we see product numbers and where drive was manufactured.

For most users it doesn’t matter how drive looks like as long as it performs well. The Spark should still look good in gaming computers and will match many other components.

Inside the Spark we will find Phison S11 series controller. Phison has appeared in couple of previous reviews and all SSD based on these controllers performed well so I’m also expecting to see good results on Patriot Spark SSD. Let’s move to the next page to see the test results.


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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.