Patriot Viper VPN110 NVMe SSD Review

Final Thoughts

As we stated at the start of this review, the Patriot Viper VPN110 won’t be able to keep up with the latest PCIe Gen 4 drives, but it does hold its own against 3rd Gen drives. As enthusiasts we often forget that we are a small minority of PC users, and there is a whole other group of potential buyers that products like the VPN110 are great for. The built-in heatsink found on this drive is great for keeping the drive cool, and allows for use on motherboards that may not have an integrated cooling solution for bare drives. This makes installation and setup that much simpler for the average user, and as an enthusiast, we can appreciate the included heatsink, though it is not intended to be removed.

Rated at 3,300 MB/s sequential read and 3,000 MB/s sequential write, the VPN110 comes close to that in CrystakDiskMark, though it scores lower on most of our other tests. That said, the drive does perform towards the mid to upper section of our recent Gen 3 drive results. We would have loved to see some bundled software from Patriot with this drive, but that doesn’t seem to be available for this drive.

As of this review’s publication, the 1TB version of the Patriot Viper VPN110 is selling for $94.99. This price point is in line with similarly performing drives, and offers a good value to performance ratio, especially with the included heatsink, which usually comes at a cost. All things considered, the Patriot Viper VPN110 is a solid drive for a new build or to breath life into an existing system – it earns an 8 out of 10.

Pros:
– Good price
– Good overall performance
– Heatsink Included
– Single-sided

Cons:
– No Software