I have no idea exactly what variety of M.2 type challenge NVMe SSDs have RGB lighting (it’s not many), nevertheless Patriot’s new
Viper VPR100 is definitely certainly one of them. It’s also fast, not lower than on paper, though not pretty as speedy as a result of the small handful of drives that leverage the PCI Particular 4.zero bus.
Not that it points so much if you’re looking out for the most effective SSD for gaming. PCIe 4.zero drives embody some caveats—they need to be paired with an AMD X570 motherboard to profit from their full velocity capabilities, and even then, you’ll not see a distinction in gaming versus a PCIe 3.zero SSD.
Even so, the VPR100 SSDs are fast of their very personal correct. Patriot is offering them in Four capacities, these being 2TB, 1TB, 512GB, and 256GB. Specs fluctuate a bit by model, and counting on which metric you make the most of (Patriot provides sequential study and write scores from every ATTO and CDM).
Sticking with ATTO, that is the way in which all of it breaks down:
VPR100 2TB—3,300MB/s study, 2,900MB/s write VPR100 1TB—3,300MB/s study, 2,900MB/s write VPR100 512GB—3,300MB/s study, 2,100MB/s write VPR100 256GB—3,300MB/s study, 1,000MB/s write
Write effectivity kind of falls off a cliff on the 256GB model, though by itself, it’s nonetheless hundreds fast. An sincere 2.5-inch SATA SSD, as an illustration, gives up spherical 550MB/s of sequential write effectivity (and should’t go any sooner).
The speed scores are barely fully totally different than Patriot’s Viper VPN100 SSDs, which lack RGB lighting. There is no level out of what kind of NAND flash memory chips Patriot is using (most likely 3D TLC, if I wanted to guess), nevertheless the disparity in specs leads me to contemplate the VPR100 is simply not the similar drive, merely with lights connected. The one technical bit Patriot is sharing is that these SSDs makes use of Phison’s E12 controller.
As for endurance, Patriot fees the 2TB model at 3,115 terabytes written (TBW), the 1TB model at 1,600TBW, the 512GB model at 800TBW, and the 256GB model at 380TBW.
The VPR100 SSDs might be discovered now direct from Patriot, priced as follows:
The pricing is daring, even after factoring throughout the premium for RGB lighting. Whereas there’s not a ton of rivals, Adata’s XPG Spectrix S40G RGB SSDs are priced correctly underneath the VPR100 assortment correct now, with associated rated effectivity numbers. Here’s a look:
Possibly Patriot’s drives will seemingly be additional competitively priced as quickly as they land at places like Amazon and Newegg. As of this second, nonetheless, they appear to be a strong promote.
After which in any case there are drives like Important’s P1. It isn’t an apples-to-apples comparability because of the P1 assortment is slower (2,000MB/s study, 1,700MB/s write for the 1TB model) and lacks RGB lighting. Nonetheless in relation to bang-for-buck, chances are you’ll snag a 1TB P1 SSD for
$99.99 on Amazon.
In any event, the VPR100 assortment is now on the market and backed by a 5-year assure, for anyone .