Patriot Viper PV4300 1TB, lightning fast, the interface is limitless

A little-known controller, an interesting design in the form of a hybrid SLC buffer and a dual aluminum-graphene heat sink. This is all included in the Patriot Viper PV4300 SSD. What do you expect from this curiosity?

The Patriot Viper PV4300 1TB appears to be completely unknown prior to testing. The little-known InnoGrit controller, the design in the form of a massive 200GB hybrid SLC buffer and cooling using a graphene heat sink may hold interesting results. This is what we were able to achieve with this interesting build.

In appearance, quite similar to anyone

Looking at the build of the Patriot disc, nothing unusual is visible here. Just a typical board with an M.2 connector in standard 2280. An aluminum heat sink about 3 mm high is mounted on the top of the dial. Underneath it is a thin insert (also a heat sink) with a graphene blend, which translates to faster heat transfer between the PCB and the aluminum heat sink.

  • Driving in M.2 . slot
  • InnoGrit Visual Control
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Driving in M.2 . slot

When both distractors are in place, the disc cannot be installed in the notebook. This is only possible when a thin plate with graphene is attached or when the disc is completely free of cooling. The latter is definitely not recommended. In any case, the manufacturer does not agree with such a solution either.

INTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS

As mentioned earlier, the design of the Patriot is based on the InnoGrit console. It is a relatively new manufacturer in the industry that has only been established 6 years ago and has already taken the market for Rainier efficient systems. The IG5236 model was used in the tested drive, which, among other things, was included in the design of Adata, XPG GAMMIX S70found in the recently tested XPG Xenia 15 laptop.

InnoGrit console close-up
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InnoGrit console close-up

The eight-channel 12nm FinFET lithography chip supports AES 128/256, SM 2/3/4, SHA3-256, and RSA4096 hardware encryption. The system is capable of handling all MLC, TLC and QLC memory available in the market with a maximum capacity of 8TB and a cache of up to 8GB.

InnoGrit is a new player in the high-performance NVME disk controller market
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InnoGrit is a new player in the high-performance NVME disk controller market

Storage capacity of 1 TB made of micron dice. Created in a 96-layer process, 3D TCL NAND memories run with 2GB of DDR4 cache and approximately 200GB of dynamic SLC cache. The drive uses the latest PCI-EX 4.0 x4 standard for connectivity. Here’s what to expect from the drive according to the manufacturer’s specifications:

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

Foreman

user interface

PCI-Express 4.0 x4

memory

3D TLC

cache

1024MB DDR4

Writing / reading sequential

5800/7400 MB

IOPS Write / Read

80000/800000

Subscription limit

1000 TB

MTBF factor

1,700,000 hours

guarantee

60 months

An interesting fact is the information about the maximum speed of sequential writing. The manufacturer advertises 5800 MB / s, where the limit for the controller used is 6400 MB / s. It is clear that there is little “air” left for future models. The disk features a massive write limit (for a 1 TB design) of 1,000 TB. The time between failures (MTBF) is also huge, as well as the 60-month warranty. Looks great!

Test platform:

  • Intel Core i9 11900K processor
  • MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Edge WiFi Motherboard
  • 16 GB of Patriot DDR4 4266MHz Memory
  • NVMe Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB Hard Drive
  • MSI Velox 100P . chassis
  • SilentiumPC Velo 550W Power Supply
  • MSI Velox 100P . chassis
  • 27 inch IIyama G-Master GB2770QSU . Monitor

We are testing!

The tests were conducted on a computer with Windows 10 installed. Of course, the system and drivers have been updated to the latest versions. The disc includes software like 3DMark and PCMark 10 and typical test apps including AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark and ATTO Benchmark, and I used Crystal Disk Info and invaluable HWiNFO to track temperatures.

Initially, the disk was tested in the 3DMark application, where the disk was checked for performance in games. More precisely, simulate the installation, run the title, save the game, until it is completely removed.

The result is given in points, and the Viper VP4300 scored 2706, which is well above the average.

Disk playback simulation in 3DMark
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Disk playback simulation in 3DMark

Another test of PCMark 10, another program that simulates activities on a disk. Three separate scenarios have been implemented here, from the quick test to the most comprehensive Storage consistency testThat lasted over 10 hours!

  • PCMark 10 Quick Drive Test
  • Nearly 10 hours of testing at PCMark
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PCMark 10 Quick Drive Test

The results obtained, and the analysis of the available information, indicate that we are dealing with one of the fastest available solid-state drives with a capacity of 1 TB. For example, the Samsung 980 PRO 1TB drive in the test Standard full system drive Reach 2325 points, the tested snake more than 3000!

  • PCMark 10 and full test
  • Exciting result in Data Drive PCMark 10 test
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PCMark 10 and full test

Now it’s the turn of specialized software to run tests on disks. Real conversions count here, and that’s what we were able to get. In order to present the complete picture, the following disc models have been included in the list:

  • XPG Gammix S70 1TB
  • Kingston SA2000 1TB
  • Viper Patriot VPR100 1TB

AS SSD Read Sequential Test

disc model

Transfer in megabytes/sec

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

5299

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

4799

Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB

2367

Kingston SA2000 1TB

1783

AS SSD Write Sequential Test

disc model

Transfer in megabytes/sec

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

5376

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

5088

Patriot Viper VPR100

2341

Kingston SA2000 1TB

1799

Read Sequence Test in Crystal Disk

disc model

Transfer in megabytes/sec

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

7125

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

6961

Patriot Viper VP100 1TB

3112

Kingston SA2000 1TB

3111

Crystal Disk typing sequential test

disc model

Transfer in megabytes/sec

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

6358

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

5885

Kingston SA2000 1TB

3002

Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB

2998

Q1T1 Reading Crystal Disk Test

disc model

Transfer in megabytes/sec

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

92

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

75

Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB

40

Kingston SA2000 1TB

40

Q1T1 Test Writing Crystal Disk

disc model

Transfer in megabytes/sec

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

299

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

282

Kingston SA2000 1TB

185

Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB

177

ATTO Standard Reading Form 1MB

disc model

Transfer in GB/sec

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

6.48

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

6.23

Kingston SA2000 1TB

2.89

Patriot Viper VPR100

2.88

ATTO Benchmark Write 1MB

disc model

Transfer in GB/sec

Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB

5.94

XPG Gammix S70 1TB

5.38

Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB

2.79

Kingston SA2000 1TB

2.79

Lots to test in diagnostic software. Finally, I ran another simulation, this time more realistic and reflecting the real performance of the disk in normal applications. The result is sure to appeal to creators who make a living producing video content.

Well, at DaVinci Resolve, I launched the project and brought it to final production (a movie about 2 minutes, in Full HD, MP4 in H.264 encoding for YouTube). The time it takes to finish the process matters, faster = better.

DaVinci Reslove 17 and movie show, here is the SATA3 drive
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DaVinci Reslove 17 and movie show, here is the SATA3 drive

Two Kingston drives, the SA2000, and a good one on the SATA3 SHFR200 connector were used for comparison. Details in the table below:

disc model

Advance time in minutes

Patriot Viper VP4300

01:28

Kingston SA2000

01:36

Kingston SHFR200

2:03

we will! Only recent testing confirmed what was seen above. In addition, in an environment in which every computer user can connect, even at home. Of course, the longer the material and the more complex the assembly (more effects and transitions), the greater the difference between the tweaks in the latest vector and the older designs.

Usage impressions

During the multi-day tests, the Patriot Viper VP4300 engine did not cause any problems, and with each day and the next application, I was more and more impressed.

  • CrystalDiskInfo typical operating temperature of the drive
  • CrystalDiskInfo: Maximum temperature in daily use
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CrystalDiskInfo typical operating temperature of the drive

One sentence should be given for the temperatures achieved. It has long been known that NVME PCI-Express disks can overheat above the safe ceiling and thus reduce instantaneous performance (the so-called SSD thermal throttle). As a reminder, manufacturers inform that after the temperature of the main components exceeds 70 ° C, a decrease in the performance of the console and memory chip may occur, and prolonged exposure of these components to overheating can lead to disk damage.

HWiNFO64 and instantaneous recorded maximum temperature
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HWiNFO64 and instantaneous recorded maximum temperature

During normal work on the computer (games, surfing the Internet, writing reviews), the temperature of the disk rises to about 60 degrees. Extensive testing and copying of several terabytes of data increased the operating temperature to a maximum of 71 degrees. It was temporary and did not significantly reduce the performance of the broker. I consider this a great prediction for long term use without complications.

A few words at the end

In a summary word. disc Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB is the fastest single SSD I’ve tested so far in good software. It extracts the maximum from the motherboard-dependent configuration with the Intel Z590 chipset. Certainly, the contribution to this result, and not others, comes from the efficient InnoGrit controller and exceptionally large hybrid SLC storage with a capacity of around 200 GB. Plus, the 5-year warranty, huge MTBF factor, and standard limit of 1,000TB are a big plus! The included heat sinks are a must-have accessory.

It is the fastest engine we have tested so far
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It is the fastest engine we have tested so far

Of course, there are some minor flaws in the drive. Although the results achieved are optimistic, a decrease in performance is expected after the disk is more than 80 percent full. If we do not catch it in synthetic tests, it is possible to copy large data packets. However, in daily use, you are unlikely to notice it. A particular surprise to me is the lack of any dedicated app. The fact is, usually not many people use bundled programs, but for me it is an added value, especially if there is also a key to the program for disk cloning or system transfer.

Definitely, drive at a good price. Currently, we will buy a Patriot Viper VP4300 1TB in Polish stores for about PLN 670. The aforementioned Samsung 980 PRO costs about PLN 100 more, only the Adata XPG Gammix S70, which costs about PLN 700, is the only competitor. What do you think of the launch of the Patriots? I am waiting for your comments.

Krzysztof Fedor, journalist at dobreprogramy.pl

Positives

  • InnoGrit IG5236 Powerful Controller
  • sexy moves
  • 200 GB Hybrid SLC buffer
  • 1000 TB write limit
  • MTBF 1,700,000 hours
  • 5 years warranty
  • good price
Negatives

  • Performance drops after 80% of the space is filled
  • There is no dedicated disk monitoring app
  • Maximum operating temperature above 70°C

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