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Patriot Viper VP4100 2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD Review (Page 3)

Jon Coulter | Oct 3, 2019 at 08:15 pm CDT - 1 min, 6 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Patriot MemoryModel: VP4100-2TBM28H

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Despite our built-in handicap of running the VP4100 as our system disk filled 50%, we had no problem exceeding Patriot's factory sequential read spec of up to 5,000 MB/s. Patriot arrived at their factory specs the way most do, which is testing the SSD as an empty secondary device - otherwise known as the wrong way to test SSDs.

Because we do not test our SSDs the wrong way, we cannot hit the factory sequential write spec of 4,400 MB/s. Who cares though? 4,200 MB/s plus is still fast as hell.

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Focusing in on total read score, we find the VP4100 vanquishing its flash-based brethren thanks to its superior Gen4 interface. Of course, Intel's Optane 905P performs much better when reading data, but it's not flash-based and it's not affordable for the average storage enthusiast.

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We don't place much importance on max IOPS, we are just showing what the drive can deliver while running in our test-state. We can exceed factory spec of 800K max IOPS for random writes. We can't hit 800K factory spec for max random reads, but that is again because we do not test empty secondary devices.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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