PCI-Express Gen 4.0 NVMe solid state drives keep on getting more and more popular. With AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processors and X570 motherboards and Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors and Z590 motherboards both Intel and AMD will now offer Gen4 M.2 speeds. So if you were thinking about upgrading or building a new system a Gen 4 NVMe solid state drives is more than likely on your list. Today we will be taking a look at Patriot’s Viper VP4100 drive which is based of the Phison E16 controller and Toshiba 96-layer 3D TLC NAND, offering read and write speeds of 5000 MB/s and 4400 MB/s respectively. Is this the Gen4 drive for you? Read on as we find out!
Special thank to Patriot for providing us with the Viper VP4100 PCIe 4.0 NVMe Solid State Drive to review.
Specifications & Features
The Patriot Viper VP4100 comes in a nice retail on the box. On the front there is a picture of the drive and it lets us know the speed as well as the capacity. Patriot offers the VP4100 in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. Flipping over to the back we have some specifications on the drive listed in a handful of different languages.
The front of the box sort of opens like a book so you can get a good look at the drive and there is more information about the drive. Getting everything out of the box all we have is the drive itself.