Patriot Memory signed on as a sponsor of ThinkComputers this past year and they have quite a selection of different products. At CES 2011 they showed us that they are revamping many of these product lines. They also showed us a new product line that we really did not expect from them. Read on to see what it is…
Patriot is adding the Division 2 Edition Memory modules to its Viper Xtreme line. If you want to know more about the Viper Xtreme line make sure you check out our review of the Viper Xtreme DDR3-2000 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit. The new Division 2 Edition modules are designed for Intel’s 2nd generation Core processors (Sandy Bridge). Patriot will be offering these modules in 1600MHz, 1800MHz, and 2133MHz flavors.
On the solid state drive front Patriot showed us 1 new drive, the Wildfire. Like many other solid state drive manufacturers Patriot is moving to SATA 6GB/s. Now they have not decided on a controller yet, but if they go with SandForce it will most likely be the SF-2582. It is good to see more and more companies making SATA 6GB/s solid state drives.
Patriot also adding a new super fast USB 3.0 flash drive to its arsenal; the Supersonic. By combining a single-chip USB 3.0 flash memory controller with Quad-Channel technology, the Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 delivers sequential read performance at speeds up to 100MB/s and up to 70MB/s sequential write speeds. The Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities and carries a 5-year warranty.
Ok so what is the product that we did not expect from Patriot? How about a NAS? Well Patriot is calling it a media server. The Javelin S4 is a 4-bay NAS that supports up to 12TB of space with 4 3TB 3.5-inch drives. The Javelin supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and a hot-spare drive for enhanced storage efficiency whether performance or redundancy is needed. The Javelin also has USB and eSATA ports for even more space! You can connect a printer via the USB connection to use the Javelin as a print server. Other features include…
- 4 x 3.5-inch drive bays
- Supports SATA & SAS HDDs
- eSATA external expansion
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 256MB DDR2-800 ram
- 128MB flash memory (for OS)
- Print server capable
- iTunes® server capable
- Logitech® Squeezebox™ Server capable
- TimeMachine® compatible
- Integrated BitTorrent client
- UPnP™ compatible
- DLNA® compatible
- Remote media playback (via browser or Android/iOS app)
- Share your media with anyone in the world
- Automatic backup
- Multiple user management
One of the coolest things is that Patriot is developing an iPhone and iPad app for the Javelin. This way you can control it remotely from your couch. The Javelin S4 will be shipping in late February and the smaller 2-bay version (S2) will be shipping sometime in Q2.