This is the Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 SSD – In case you didn’t know it yet, Viper is the gaming sub-brand of Patriot which is a well known memory and storage brand.
INFO : Video review of this product is available on my Youtube Channel, or scroll to the end of the article to view it here.
Now the VPN100 is a simple product – an SSD with huge heatsink and I like it very much for its simplicity.
One thing I need to address is that the READ / WRITE numbers on the packaging is misleading as that’s the number for the 1 terabyte model, the 512GB model here runs at a lower speed.
Let’s check out the benchmarks – compared to the claimed speed the performance is very close and it’s all good here.
As for the thermals the Viper does get warm but thanks to the heatsink it the readings maintain under 40 celcius which is very good.
The Viper VPN100 PCIe M.2 SSD is a solid product, the 512GB model here retails at RM 389. There’s also the 256GB model retailing at RM 230 and as for the 1TB and 2TB models, you’ll have to check the price and availability with your regional contact. (UPDATED : 1TB: RM 739 and 2TB: RM 1,499)