We pulled apart the Patriot EVLVR to show you exactly what was inside of the 1TB model we evaluated...
With the metal enclosure disassembled we find that the standard 2280 form factor SSD
resides on a small PCB, with a Thunderbolt connector one end and a M.2
connector to slot-in the SSD on the other.
Here we have the M.2 drive itself. It is based on the Phison 5008-E8 controller, which rests between a bit of DRAM cache and the NAND flash memory.
Now lets take a look at the test setup and what we are testing?