Thursday, December 5th 2019

Patriot Viper Gaming Announces the VPR100 RGB M.2 NVMe SSD

Patriot Memory, under its Viper Gaming brand announced the VPR100 RGB line of M.2 NVMe SSDs. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drive features a wide heatspreader with RGB LED embellishments. You can play with the lighting not just with the Viper RGB app, but also popular lighting software such as ASUS Aura Sync RGB, MSI MysticLight, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, etc. The drive takes advantage of the PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface with NVMe 1.3 protocol. Patriot is kind and brave enough to disclose that enabling RGB LED sync lighting can decrease read/write speeds by up to 20-30 percent. Leaving them unsynchronized (following a preset) leaves drive performance untouched.

Available in 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities, the VPR100 RGB combines a Phison E12-series controller with 3D TLC NAND flash memory, cushioned by a DRAM cache. All four capacity variants offer sequential read speeds of up to 3,300 MB/s, but write speeds vary. The 256 GB model offers up to 1,000 MB/s, the 512 GB model up to 2,100 MB/s, and the 1 TB and 2 TB models up to 2,900 MB/s. Endurance figures (TBW) for the four models are 380 TB, 800 TB, 1,600 TB, and 3,115 TB, respectively. Backed by 5-year warranties, the 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB variants of the VPR100 RGB are priced at 74.90€, 119.90€, 189.90€, and 379.90€, respectively (including VAT), in the EU. Across the big pond, they're priced at USD $94.99, $134.99, $229.99, and $399.99, respectively.
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24 Comments on Patriot Viper Gaming Announces the VPR100 RGB M.2 NVMe SSD

#1
scheilinkin
Here`s the first preview of the drive
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#2
xkm1948
NVMe SSD : overheats
Patriot Designer : Not hot enough, ADD MORE RGB TO COOK IT so peasants can keep buying new ones!
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#3
NZKshatriya
This will be awesome in my A51m
Well, after a friend of mine 3D prints me a replacement bottom cover with a non kludged cutout for acrylic viewing panels of things.

Who says laptops can't be customised for unicorn vomit light shows.
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#4
kapone32
$380 sterling means that the 2 TB would almost $660 Canadian the RGB tax strikes again. I could buy 2 2TB SX8200 Pros for that price. I don't understand the RGB craze with NVME drives as a good portion sit under the GPU so you wouldn't be able to see the light show anyway.
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#5
NZKshatriya
kapone32
I don't understand the RGB craze with NVME drives as a good portion sit under the GPU so you wouldn't be able to see the light show anyway.
Agreed, and as I stated in my comment (which was only a little bit sarcastic) a lot of portables use M.2's, so....how's the light show gonna be seen there?
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#6
bonehead123
kapone32
$380 sterling means that the 2 TB would be almost $660 Canadian
And $421 USD, ummmm.....

n.O.p.E

n.o.t.t.a.....

no way, jose'......
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#7
NZKshatriya
Let's see.
Via PCpartpicker:
Corsair MP600 Gen 4 2TB at USD369.99
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB at USD399.99

my upcoming upgrades are a bit more modest:
Sandisk Ultra 3D 2TB 2.5" at USD240.00
Samsung EVO 1TB at USD150.00

Just need to get all of my ram running at 2666 instead of the mixed speeds i'm running currently.
Thankfully ram has come down in price.
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#8
robot zombie
Did they just say the RGB can actually slow it down if you sync it with RGB apps?

Should I disable mine? I only had it on because I heard it helps with overclocks...
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#9
bonehead123
robot zombie
Did they just say the RGB can actually slow it down if you sync it with RGB apps?
Should I disable mine? I only had it on because I heard it helps with overclocks...
And just exactly where did you hear this utter nonsense ?

Oh, do tell, pleeeze

"I heard that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet"

Where did you hear that ?

"On the internet"...[IMG alt=":laugh:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":eek:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":roll:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/roll.gif[/IMG]
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#10
thesmokingman
Another stupid product. The m2 is going to sit under MB integrated heatsinks anyways in most newer cases making it moot.
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#11
Tomgang
More RGB eyesore. No thanks and besides I al ready got a Corsair Force series MP600 1 TB laying ready for my ryzen build, but most importantly doesn't have RGB.

Do everything really need to have RGB on it these days. All from SSD to fans and even your dam chair or monitor can have RGB. only HDD seems to have been spared from the rainbow eyesore.
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#12
bug
RGB aside, these are expensive. I just got a 500GB 970 EVO for the price of the 256GB variant of this...

@kapone32 Not every NVMe drive sits under the GPU, the smarter mobo designs place the drive above the GPU and below the CPU ;)
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#14
CheapMeat
You all have so many options, plenty of non-RGB and yet most of you still complain. The PC community is turning into a giant whine fest.
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
bonehead123
And $421 USD, ummmm.....

n.O.p.E

n.o.t.t.a.....

no way, jose'......
EUR prices inclusive of taxes. Updated article with USD prices.

bonehead123
And just exactly where did you hear this utter nonsense ?

Oh, do tell, pleeeze

"I heard that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet"

Where did you hear that ?

"On the internet"...[IMG alt=":laugh:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":eek:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":roll:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/roll.gif[/IMG]
Patriot disclosed in its data-sheet. Their manufacturer-advertised R/W speeds were obtained with RGB unsync'd (not connected to any sync apps). Clicky:

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#16
robot zombie
bonehead123
And just exactly where did you hear this utter nonsense ?

Oh, do tell, pleeeze

"I heard that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet"

Where did you hear that ?

"On the internet"...[IMG alt=":laugh:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":eek:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":roll:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/roll.gif[/IMG]
I don't understand your harsh tone. It was an honest question...

Well... glad we could clear it up I guess.

You're a guy on the internet, I'm sure you have some good information. People online are usually so smart! How do they know these things? Aaannyway... maybe you can answer this one for me. I always thought that underbody lights make your car go faster. I noticed a lot of those tuner cars have them. I figured that must be how they can make a Honda Civic a 10-second car. Is this also untrue? Thanks.
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#17
TheLostSwede
kapone32
$380 sterling means that the 2 TB would almost $660 Canadian the RGB tax strikes again. I could buy 2 2TB SX8200 Pros for that price. I don't understand the RGB craze with NVME drives as a good portion sit under the GPU so you wouldn't be able to see the light show anyway.
€ is Euro, £ is sterling...

I have the VPN100 and although the first one I got was trash, as it overheated in 10 seconds due to the heatsink having zero interface with the NVMe controller, the replacement is pretty good, especially for the price I paid. Their support was also hassle free.
Wouldn't touch this with a barge pole though...
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#18
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
bonehead123
And just exactly where did you hear this utter nonsense ?

Oh, do tell, pleeeze

"I heard that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet"

Where did you hear that ?

"On the internet"...[IMG alt=":laugh:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":eek:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":roll:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/roll.gif[/IMG]
C’mon man you know RGB gives you at lest 25 more FPS in games , surely the RGB will increase you IOPS
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#19
Dammeron
QUANTUMPHYSICS
Give me NO RGB and a price under $199.
You can buy VPN100 - better heatsink, no RGB and lower price. The downside is that warranty is only 3 years.
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#20
zlobby
bonehead123
And just exactly where did you hear this utter nonsense ?

Oh, do tell, pleeeze

"I heard that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet"

Where did you hear that ?

"On the internet"...[IMG alt=":laugh:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":eek:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]...[IMG alt=":roll:"]https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/styles/tpu/smilies/roll.gif[/IMG]
I bet it doesn't feel that funny after the article was updated?
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#21
Mamya3084
Have they figured out how to make the copper traces glow RGB yet? Maybe they can put an LCD layer on the board...
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#22
holyprof
Mamya3084
Have they figured out how to make the copper traces glow RGB yet? Maybe they can put an LCD layer on the board...
My old motherboard actually does something like that (fixed red light embedded inside the board), and contrary to the RGB craze I actually find it cool.

Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming
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#23
kapone32
bug
RGB aside, these are expensive. I just got a 500GB 970 EVO for the price of the 256GB variant of this...

@kapone32 Not every NVMe drive sits under the GPU, the smarter mobo designs place the drive above the GPU and below the CPU ;)
"good portion"
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#24
bonehead123
holyprof
My old motherboard actually does something like that (fixed red light embedded inside the board), and contrary to the RGB craze I actually find it cool.

Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming

Wow, I had one of those too, and yes, at the time I thought it was cool.... but as you said, that was BEFORE the current clustercrap of siezure-inducing, mind altering R.f'n.G.f'n.B ... :fear:
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