The new Patriot Viper series is distinguished by an effective RGB LED backlight. The manufacturer honestly warns that synchronization of lighting effects has an impact on the performance of the medium.
The latest components for players can not do without … RGB lighting. A similar assumption was made by the Patriot company, which presented Viper VPR100 RGB media – efficient and effective M.2 SSD, which should appeal to fans of LEDs.
Viper VPR100 RGB – M.2 SSDs with RGB LED backlight
The new series includes M.2 2280 models in four capacitive versions: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. The carriers have been equipped with a black, aluminum radiator with effective RGB LED backlighting – the lighting effects can be controlled from the dedicated Viper RGB application as well as motherboard manufacturers software (ASUS Aura Sync RGB, MSI Mystic Light and Gigabyte RGB Fusion systems are supported).
Viper VPR100 RGB – appearance or performance
The media uses the PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface (NVMe 1.3). The board includes an 8-channel Phison PS5012-E12 controller and Toshiba 3D TLC NAND memory, and the whole is complemented by DRAM memory (256 MB – 2 GB).
All versions offer sequential read transfers up to 3300 MB / s, but they differ in writing – the best are 1 and 2 TB models, which reach 2900 MB / s (versions 256 and 512 GB are weaker respectively).
It is worth noting, however, that enabling backlight synchronization can affect the performance of reading / writing data by up to 20-30%. The standard LED operation mode is said to have no effect on performance.
Patriot Viper VPR100 RGB – specifications and prices
- type: M.2 2280
- interface: PCI-Express 3.0 x4 / NVMe 1.3
- controller: Phison PS5012-E12
- memory chips: Toshiba 3D TLC NAND
- DRAM memory:
- 256 GB: 256 MB
- 512 GB: 512 MB
- 1 TB: 1 GB
- 2 TB: 2 GB
- performance – transfers:
- 256 GB: 3300/1000 MB / s
- 512 GB: 3300/2100 MB / s
- 1 TB: 3300/2900 MB / s
- 2 TB: 3300/2900 MB / s
- TBW coefficient:
- 256 GB: 380 TB
- 512 GB: 800 TB
- 1 TB: 1,600 TB
- 2 TB: 3115 TB
The Viper VPR100 RGB models are covered by a 5-year manufacturer's warranty with a TBW limitation. Suggested prices for individual versions are:
- Viper VPR100 RGB 256 GB – 75 euros
- Viper VPR100 RGB 512 GB – 120 euros
- Viper VPR100 RGB 1 TB – 190 euros
- Viper VPR100 RGB 2 TB – 380 euros
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