Patriot Viper Gaming announced the VPR100 RGB line of M.2 NVMe SSDs.
The M.2-2280 drive features a wide heatspreader with RGB LED embellishments. Using the Viper RGB app as well other lighting software such as ASUS Aura Sync RGB, MSI MysticLight, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, you can control and experiment with various lighting schemes. Patriot says 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.
In terms of performance, all four capacity variants offer sequential read speeds of up to 3,300 MB/s. However, read speeds are not the same across the board: 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 USD $94.99, $134.99, $229.99, and $399.99, respectively.