Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Patriot Viper VP4300 M.2 PCIE Gen4 x4 2TB SSD. It’s powered by the super fast Rainier IG5236 SSD controller from Innogrit, and supports the PCI-E 4.0 Gen4x4 standard for super fast data transfer, offering a read speeds of up to 7,400Mb/sec, and a write speed of up to 6,800Mb/sec. Our review sample has a total capacity of 2TB of 3D NAND flash memory, and comes with SLC caching and DRAM cache buffer, as well as supporting NVMe v1.4. The package includes 2 new, low profile heatshields to choose from. One is a sleek-looking aluminum heatshield, while the other is a unique super thin graphene heatshield, all of which will help reduce full load temperatures.
Confused and NAND flash memory? Well, there are several types of NAND flash memory used in most of today’s SSDs. The two most popular are SLC and MLC, and now TLC. Here’s a little background taken from HowToGeek.
WHO WE ARE
Viper Gaming is a brand of Patriot Memory, a global leader in performance memory, Solid State Drives (SSD’s), and flash storage solutions. Viper Gaming was established in 2007 with the unveiling of the well-known, top-tier line of computer memory. Since then,
the Viper Gaming brand has become synonymous with elite performance and reliability among gamers worldwide.
In 2015, Viper Gaming decided to expand its product categories to include gaming keyboards, headsets, and mice. Offering entry, mid-level and high-end solutions with rich feature sets. Viper Gaming’s award-winning peripherals provide gamers everywhere the best price-for-performance and reliability that enables every Viper Gamer to dominate in their sport.
THIS IS OUR VISION
Patriot Memory has over 30 years of experience building high performance memory kits and has been providing Viper memory to the gaming enthusiast audience for over 10 years. We have harnessed that same passion to develop our line of gaming peripherals as well. Viper Gaming is committed to designing and engineering products that gamers of all kind will appreciate, plain and simple.
We’ll be putting the Viper VP4300 through its paces on our test rig, which is comprised of an AMD Ryzen 5600X, an ASRock B550 Taichi motherboard, 16GB Thermaltake Toughram RGB DDR4-3200, as well as a GeForce RTX 2080 … all powered by a Cooler Master V850 power supply.
If VP4300 SSD does what it says on the box, with read speeds of up to 7,400Mb/sec, and a write speed of up to 6,800Mb/sec … then I’m expecting truly phenomenal performance, which should make this one of the fastest SSDs we’ve tested so far.
Impeccable and Game Changing
Evolutionarily built with a cutting edge PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe controller the Viper VP4300 solid state drive is pushing expectations with incredibly high-speed Read and Write transfers, perfect for all tech enthusiasts. Equipped with DDR4 DRAM cache, the VPP4300 enables higher timings compared to PCIe Gen3x4 SSDs, resulting in blazingly fast quick start-up times.
By providing superior reliability across data-heavy tasks and intense action packed games, the VP4300 is the optimal choice for hardcore gamers. Designed with the best-in class heatshield designs, the VP4300 series include 2 new, low profile heatshields. Users can choose between an asymmetric and unique aluminum heatshield design, giving users an edgy build, or a one time use graphene heatshield to ensure excellent thermal dissipation to avoid overheating for tight spaces.
The VP4300 solid state drive is perfect for a compact build and slim fit for high-performance PC solutions while maintaining its multifunctional capabilities. Supported by a 5-year warranty, the VP4300 solid state drive also includes Advance Flash Management and multi-features while advancing current market speeds. Take the lead on the latest solid stated drive technology. Unlock the next league of SSD performance with the Viper VP4300 and boost your game to the extreme!
- NVMe PCIE Gen4x4
- Read up to 7,400 MB/s
- Write up to 6,800 MB/s
- Capacities: 1TB – 2TB
The Box and Packaging
For our tests, we used our latest test rig, which is comprised of the following components.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7GHz (Boost 4.6GHz)|
|Cooling||Lian-Li Galahad 240 AIO CPU cooler|
|Motherboard||ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Editiom|
|Ram||Thermaltake ToughRAM RGB DDR4-3200MHz 16Gb Kit|
|PSU||Cooler Master V850 PSU|
|GPU||Zotac GeForce RTX 2080|
||Gigabyte Aorus PCIE Gen4 512GB SSD
Patriot Viper VP4300 M.2 PCIE Gen4 x4 2TB SSD
AIDA64 Disk Information
The Viper VP4300 uses Innogrit’s Rainier IG5236 SSD controller, supporting PCIE 4.0 Gen4x4 and comes with a total capacity of 2TB of 3D TLC NAND flash memory
Rainier family includes two members targeting different applications: The IG5236 targets , and IG5636 for data centers and enterprise applications.
Rainier IG5236 , implemented in 12nm FinFET CMOS process, is an industry-leading PCIe Gen4 x4, NVMe 1.4 SSD controller with capacity size up to 8TB.
The IG5236 supports DDR SDRAM with (32+8)-bit or 32-bit wide data bus. Rainier has eight NAND channels, supporting MLC, TLC and QLC with either ONFI 4.1 or Toggle 2.0/3.0/4.0.
The IG5236 is built with the highest-level security with multiple data encryption and protection schemes including AES, SM2/3/4 (China state key), SHA, RSA, ECC, CRC, and end-to-end data protection.
Leveraging InnoGrit’s proprietary ECC technology, data endurance and retention are largely enhanced to deliver better reliability and ultra-high performance for SSD solutions.
More information can found on Innogrit’s website.
Benchmarks and Testing
CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.It measure sequential reads/writes speed,measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed, select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill), provide theme support and Multi-Language support.
During our CrystalDiskMark tests, we managed to get an excellent read speed of between 7,441-7,463 MB/sec, which is just phenomenal. Writes speeds reached a high of between 6,763-6,771 MB/sec, which falls in line with our expectations.
ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO has created a widely-accepted Disk Benchmark freeware software to help measure storage system performance. As one of the top tools utilized in the industry, Disk Benchmark identifies performance in hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays as well as the host connection to attached storage.
Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of assessing the read and writer performance of your Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
During our Anvil tests, we managed to get a 4K QTD16 Read IOPS score of 164,479.49. While 4K QTD16 write IOPS score was at 328,488.42 which is truly astonishing.
At full load, temperatures reached a high of only 66 degree Celsius, which was surprisingly low. I’ve seen other PCIE 4.0 Gen4x4 SSDs on market reaching much higher, so at 66 degrees Celsius, the Viper VP4300 broke our record low for full load temperatures.
Verdict and Conclusion
Well, what can I say … except I’m truly stunned by the performance of the Patriot Viper VP4300 SSD. With read speeds of up to 7,400Mb/sec, and a write speed of up to 6,800Mb/sec … the Viper VP4300 is one of the fastest SSDs we’ve tested so far. This is all thanks to the to the super fast Rainier IG5236 SSD controller from Innogrit, which supports PCI-E 4.0 Gen4x4, NVMe 1.4 and 3D TLC NAND. You can find out more about the SSD controller at Innogrit’s website.
During our CrystalDiskMark tests, we managed to get some astonishing read speeds of between 7,441-7,463 MB/sec, which is just unbelievable. Writes speeds were also impressive with a high of between 6,763-6,771 MB/sec.
The Patriot Viper VP4300 comes in sizes of 1TB or 2TB, and comes with 2 heatshields. One is a super thin graphene heatshield, which allows you to install your SSD in tight spaces (or laptops), and the other is a chunky but sleek-looking all black Aluminum heatsink. During our tests, the load temperatures were surprisingly low, reaching a high of only 66 degrees Celsius.
You can buy the Patriot Viper VP4300 Gen 4 x4 M.2 2TB SSD for around USD $449.99 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3mLfA2m … Based on these prices I think it is a little bit expensive, but you are getting a 2TB SSD.
- Read speed: 7,400Mb/sec, Write speed: ~6,800Mb/sec
- Innogrit Rainier IG5236 SSD controller
- PCI-E Gen4x4
- A choice of 2 unique heatshields (both included)
- Supports NVMe v1.4
- 5-Year Warranty