Since 1985, Patriot has been producing high-performance memory, and more recently SSDs and flash storage solutions. In 2007, Patriot established their Viper Gaming, their top-tier line of computer memory. Since the launch of their Viper Gaming line, Patriot has produced some of the best memory I’ve personally ever tested with kits such as Patriot’s Viper Steel memory. But, when people think of the best SSDs money can buy, they often think of brands such as Intel and Samsung. Well, it looks like Patriot is looking to change that with the launch of their first ever PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD, the Patriot Viper VP4100.
VP4100 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSD is an excellent M.2 SSD choice for hardcore gamers, PC enthusiasts, content creators, and video rendering professionals who are looking into blazingly fast startup times and instantaneous access for superior productivity. VIPER VP4100’s blazing transfer speeds empower the user to access and get back into their games faster while accelerating the overall responsiveness of the system. The VP4100 is ten times faster than the traditional SATA III SSD speeds and deliver remarkable sequential Read speeds of up to 5GB/s and write speeds of up to 4.4GB/s. The drive also provides up to 800K random read and write IOPs for massive throughput. 4K Aligned Random Read and Write optimizes the SSD for multi-threaded and data-intensive applications for when the system is accessing multiple applications at once.
“The PATRIOT VIPER VP4100 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSD has been designed to deliver unparalleled performance on the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors and X570 motherboards allowing PC enthusiasts and video creators to take full advantage of the Phison PCIe 4.0 controller and the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop platform,” said Roger Shinmoto, the Vice President of PATRIOT and VIPER Gaming.
Traditional NVMe SSDs have a performance restriction to maintain a workable operating temperature which can limit read and write data transfer speeds. To address this issue, the VP4100 M.2 SSD has been designed with an External Thermal Sensor to monitor internal temperatures and prevent the risk of overheating. Aiming to decrease performance drops, VP4100 features a built-in military-grade aluminum heatshield for providing exceptional thermal dissipation under the heaviest of workloads. Designed with durable aluminum, asymmetrical, and tilted thermal fin aesthetic gives the VP4100 the striking edge to any build. Its slim and compact 3mm height fits perfectly in any PCIe slot, allowing more space for various connections. Backed by VIPER GAMING’s 5-year warranty, the VP4100 delivers one of the most reliable choices in high-performance class M.2 PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSDs available today.
· Built with the latest Phison E16 PCIe Gen4 x 4 NVMe controller to unlock ultra-fast sequential Read and Write speeds.
· Compatible with the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors and X570 motherboards.
· Onboard thermal sensor to provide additional protection under intense workloads.
· Delivers the perfect combination of overall performance, ultra-fast transfer speeds, and enhanced multitasking capabilities.
· Built on a 10-layer PCB to guarantee excellent signal integrity for ultra-stability.
Pricing and Availability
PATRIOT VIPER VP4100 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSD is expected to be available at major retailers for a suggested retail price of $599.99 for 2TB, and $ 399.99 for 1TB.