Wednesday, March 27th 2019

Patriot Viper Gaming launches Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 SSD

VIPER GAMING, a trademarked brand of PATRIOT and a global leader in performance memory, solid state drives and flash storage solutions, today announced the release of its ultra-performance Viper VPN100 PCIe m.2 SSD (Solid State Drive) and has available capacities up to 2TB . The VPN100 is built using the latest Phison E12 PCIe Gen 3 x 4 NVMe controller to generate super-fast sequential Read and Write speeds. The VPN100 has been developed with a built-in aluminum heatshield with 6 single thermal fins to provide splendid heat dissipation under fierce PC workload.

The quality build GPU and CPU are needed to get the most from a modern gaming PC. While the latest games are putting a significant demand on storage, a faster SSD indeed ensures smooth gameplay and faster data transfer. Read and Write speeds are critical metrics for computer performances, especially when directly booting up to a 4k video editing workload. The VPN100 delivers the perfect combination across ultimate performances, ultra-fast speeds, and enhanced multi-tasking capabilities. Blasting transfer speeds allow gamers to access their games and get back into the game much faster while accelerating the overall responsiveness of your system. 5 times faster than traditional SATA SSDs speeds, the VPN100 is a top-of-the-line reliability SSD for hardcore gamers, PC enthusiasts, content creators, and video rendering professionals who are looking into blazingly fast startup times and instantaneous access for better productivity.
Traditional NVMe SSDs have a performance restriction to maintain a workable operating thermal condition which can limit Read and Write data transfer speeds. To address this, the VPN100 M.2 SSD is designed with an External Thermal Sensor to monitor internal temperatures and prevent the risk of overheating. Aiming to decrease performance drops, VPN100 features a built-in aluminum heatshield with 6 thermal fins for providing excellent thermal dissipation under any heavy loads. The VPN100 is equipped with superior performance and maximum reliability, becoming the best solution for the all-in-one PC kits and high-performance gaming PC builds.

Viper VPN100 delivers exceptional sequential Read and Write performance with up to 3,450 MB/s Read speed (for 1TB model) and 3,000MB/s Write speed. The drive also provides up to 600K random-read and random-write IOPs (for 1TB model) for massive throughput, such as 4K Aligned Random Read and Writes optimize the SSD for multi-threaded and data-intensive applications when the system is accessing multiple applications at once and even loading game data.

Backed by VIPER GAMING's 3-year warranty, the VPN100 delivers one of the most reliable choices in performance class SSDs.

For more information, visit the product page.
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22 Comments on Patriot Viper Gaming launches Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 SSD

#1
Crackong
That heatsink is a little overkill
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#2
TheMadDutchDude
No such thing! :D

I can appreciate the heatsink as I know how hot some of these drives get. My SM951 will throttle very quickly if it weren’t for the heatsink that’s currently installed on it.
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#3
Prima.Vera
Any chance for a performance review of those? How about the price??
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#4
Crackong
TheMadDutchDude, post: 4020979, member: 185664"
No such thing! :D

I can appreciate the heatsink as I know how hot some of these drives get. My SM951 will throttle very quickly if it weren’t for the heatsink that’s currently installed on it.
You don't need such a big heatsink for an nvme SSD.
Something like the EK m.2 heatsink will suffice.

This Viper heatsink is simply too tall.
It is taller than the PCI-E slot next to it (according to the pics on top).
It might interfere with some PCI-E cards, or even the CPU heatsink....
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#5
kastriot
They forgot to put triple mini fans..
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#6
comtek
kastriot, post: 4021005, member: 165334"
They forgot to put triple mini fans..
It's GAMING SSD. Where's the RGB LED?
Needs GAMING friendly name like Pool of The DEAD, BLOOD of BRUT4LIT1!, BLACK SKULL of AntiLOL, etc.. etc?
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#7
Woomack
VPN100 is already in stores. 512GB costs about $100, 1TB about $200.
RGB SSD will be released soon, probably next month.

That heatsink makes the SSD run at about 30°C idle and up to 60°C under longer full load (no additional airflow). It's not throttling at all. Additionally, the heatsink is quite big but you can still install it under a larger graphics cards.

Here are some of my results made on 512GB VPN100 / ASUS Z390 MXIG. 1TB is faster.
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#8
Wavetrex
comtek, post: 4021021, member: 180049"
It's GAMING SSD. Where's the RGB LED?
Needs GAMING friendly name like Pool of The DEAD, BLOOD of BRUT4LIT1!, BLACK SKULL of AntiLOL, etc.. etc?
It's called the "VIPER". Not good enough deadly name ?
As for missing RGB, dang, they missed half of the market by omitting that.
/pass* :)

*well, that's because I already have 2x NVMe 4x drives, won't need more for at least 2 more years.
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#9
john_
This is my ultra huge, ultra expensive heatsink I had installed on top of the Samsung 970EVO's controller. (I do have spare space for something that tall)

22X22X25MM 22*22*25MM IC Heat Sink Aluminum Cooling Fin 3M8810 ADHESIVE | eBay (starts at under 1 euro - removed the adhesive thermal pad and replaced it with non adhesive thermal pad for easy removal)

Temps have gone over 10 degrees Celsius down in August(from max 68, down to 56 Celsius), when it was tested(multiple samsung speed tests that push the controller to work at 100%), at a much higher room temp compared to today(right now it sits at 30 Celsius).

I don't think that someone needs a huge heatsink for an SSD. And probably there is no need for a heatsink that covers the memory chips. Is there a need to cool the memory chips?
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#10
nemesis.ie
Are you holding it on with a cable tie or what without the adhesive pad?

I'm thinking of doing something similar.
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#11
john_
nemesis.ie, post: 4021051, member: 22637"
Are you holding it on with a cable tie or what without the adhesive pad?

I'm thinking of doing something similar.
I used twine, you can see it in the last picture, holding those small blue heatsinks.

A few images from my original post in a Greek forum last August. Temperature was probably over 30 Celsius that day. Probably over 25 in the room. No air condition or any type of air cooling on the SSD.


No cooling results



Little blue heatsinks over the controller



Results with the black cooler from eBay



Final result



I did put those tiny heatsinks (small heatsinks for graphics card's memory) on the memory chips, only because I had them in front of me at the time, not because I though it was needed.

All tests where done in just half an hour, so room temp was the same in all cases.
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#12
Fx
kastriot, post: 4021005, member: 165334"
They forgot to put triple mini fans..
comtek, post: 4021021, member: 180049"
It's GAMING SSD. Where's the RGB LED?
Yes, yes. moar, moar!

Haha, in my mind, I can see the hot mess now.
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#14
Ubersonic
So, they put a comically oversized black heatsink on it for bling factor, then used a Gigabyte blue PCB? :P
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#15
Chomiq
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it like it's only the controller that doesn't like the high temperature but the memory actually doesn't like being too cool? Just put a heatsink on the controller, save the cost and lower the price.
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#16
bonehead123
Crackong, post: 4020989, member: 185495"
You don't need such a big heatsink for an nvme SSD.
Something like the EK m.2 heatsink will suffice.
Agreed, I have the EK sinks on both of my 950pro's and they run at 35-45c regardless of what workload I throw at them :D

However, if I could buy these sinks in RED to match my build, I would, because I like their style/appearance !
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#19
Arctucas
john_, post: 4021040, member: 137560"
This is my ultra huge, ultra expensive heatsink I had installed on top of the Samsung 970EVO's controller. (I do have spare space for something that tall)

22X22X25MM 22*22*25MM IC Heat Sink Aluminum Cooling Fin 3M8810 ADHESIVE | eBay (starts at under 1 euro - removed the adhesive thermal pad and replaced it with non adhesive thermal pad for easy removal)

Temps have gone over 10 degrees Celsius down in August(from max 68, down to 56 Celsius), when it was tested(multiple samsung speed tests that push the controller to work at 100%), at a much higher room temp compared to today(right now it sits at 30 Celsius).

I don't think that someone needs a huge heatsink for an SSD. And probably there is no need for a heatsink that covers the memory chips. Is there a need to cool the memory chips?
What speed tests?
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#20
john_
Arctucas, post: 4022272, member: 28319"
What speed tests?
Samsung's Magician software, contains also a Performance Benchmark that runs for about 2 minutes, probably doing tests like those in CrystalDiskmark. While running the benchmark, the drive is running at over 95% utilization most of the time, pushing temps up. I run that benchmark 3 times in a row back then, for all three cases(no cooling, little blue heatsinks, black heatsink). Thanks to the high room temps, reaching 68 C without any type of cooling on the controller, was easy when running that test. With the black heatsink, never gone over those 56 degrees in August and today with just 17 C in the room, it didn't passed 41 C.
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#21
Arctucas
john_, post: 4022447, member: 137560"
Samsung's Magician software, contains also a Performance Benchmark that runs for about 2 minutes, probably doing tests like those in CrystalDiskmark. While running the benchmark, the drive is running at over 95% utilization most of the time, pushing temps up. I run that benchmark 3 times in a row back then, for all three cases(no cooling, little blue heatsinks, black heatsink). Thanks to the high room temps, reaching 68 C without any type of cooling on the controller, was easy when running that test. With the black heatsink, never gone over those 56 degrees in August and today with just 17 C in the room, it didn't passed 41 C.
Thanks.

No heatsinks.

I used the Magician performance test on my 960EVO RAID0 , monitoring with HWiNFO 6.02.

Ambient temperature ~70°F. At 86°F+ like you had, would probably be considerably higher.




The upper drive is covered by the GPU, so the heatsink would not fit there.
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#22
john_
Arctucas, post: 4022536, member: 28319"
The upper drive is covered by the GPU, so the heatsink would not fit there.
You could try something like this in the upper drive, or for both drives

Radiator Heatsink Aluminum For M.2 PCIE Solid State Disk SSD 2280 70x22x3mm | eBay

It's obviously as any other M.2 heatsink advertised in the market, that covers the full SSD, not just the controller, but without the brand name and packaging of a known brand. The known brand will probably perform better and come with good quality thermal pads, but you will have to pay much more than the 0.63 euros that will cost you the eBay option. Take two and you can cover both SSDs. Pay an extra 0.69 euros for a Blue GPU CPU Heatsink Cooling Thermal Conductive Silicone Pad 100x100x0.5mm fg | eBay and you have an ultra cheap cooling solution for your SSDs. Worst case scenario, something will go terribly bad in both cases with post office and you will lose 2 euros(extremelly rare case and sellers will probably refund anyway). Best case scenario, you'll be reading much lower temps from your SSDs, having payed as much as the cost for a Greek souvlaki(Greek prices at least, because I was hearing about £5 in UK).

If there is at least 1 centimeter room between the M.2 and the graphics card, you could also try this, that looks better as an option, being taller
1pcs Heatsink 50x25x10mm Aluminum Heat Sink for PCB Device LM2596 2577 2587 | eBay
There are plenty of options and you just need a piece of metal heatsink anyway, at the correct dimensions, not something that will be saying specifically for M.2.
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