The Viper VPN100 SSD

Good news for PC build enthusiasts because we have maybe the best storage of the year:

Patriot Viper Gaming has just launched a new PCIe NVMe SSD aimed for gamers. Its performance and specs put it out there right with the best solid-state drives of all times.

The Viper VPN100 SSD has a new hardware controller coming from Phison which further boosts its speed. The controller is already available.

The Viper VPN100 SSD
The Viper VPN100 SSD. Source: Tech Radar.

Patriot Viper Gaming VPN100 SSD price and specs

Before we go any further, let’s check the specs of the unit:

Product
256 GB
512 GB
1 TB 2 TB
Controller Phison E12
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x4 / NVMe
Sequential Read
3,000 MB/s 3,100 MB/s 3,450 MB/s 3,100 MB/s
Sequential Write
1,000 MB/s 2,200 MB/s 3,000 MB/s 3,000 MB/s
4K Random Read
250,000 IOPS 300,000 IOPS 600,000 IOPS 500,000 IOPS
4K Random Write
100,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS 600,000 IOPS 500,000 IOPS
Endurance
N/A
MTTF (Mean Time To Failure – Hours)
2,000,000
DEVSLP (mW)
N/A
Price (MSRP) $79.99 $137.99 $244.99 $499.99

 

Prices are $79.99, $137.99, $244.99 and $499.99 for the 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB units, respectively.

As you see, you could buy the SSD unit for as low as $79.99 and get 256 GB. That would be enough to store the operating system and apps of any computer, which would already boost performance. What’s more, the sequential read time (time it takes to read a non-4K file on the PC) is almost the same as the most expensive SSD of the series. That matters, of course, if you’re on a budget.

The high-end 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VPN100 SSD gives the same performance as the 1 TB disk. More so, the 2 TB model has a drop on sequential write speed compared to the 1 TB model.

And, lastly, the 1 TB VPN100 offers 3,450MB/s sequential read speeds while gives a 3,000MB/s sequential write performance.

Why buy the Patriot Viper Gaming VPN100 SSD

The obvious reason is the low price and high performance it offers. Take a look: you would pay about $0,3 per 1GB storage (if you go for the 250GB model), or $0,26 per 1GB (for the 2 TB).

Other competitors like Adata and Samsung offer similar prices. For comparison, we name the Samsung 970Evo Plus, one of the best units in the market. The high-end 1TB unit goes for $249.99 on Amazon ($0,25 per 1GB).

However, another top gaming SSD, the WD Black SN750 SSD sells 1 TB for $219.99 on Amazon. That’s $0,22 per storage.

Furthermore, Patriot has explained the unit has been engineered with an advanced wear leveling that gives maximum endurance and performance. It also has an MTBF of 2 million hours and ships with a 3-year warranty.

All that said, the 1 TB Viper VPN100 is just $199. That’s 0,19$ per GB and it comes with a heatsink.

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