Expanding its current line-up of high-performance SSDs, Patriot is adding its first RGB SSD with the new VPR100 RGB line of M.2 NVMe SSDs. The VPR100 joins the VPN100 and the VP4100 M.2 SSDs but brings in a touch of RGB in its new heatsink design. The lighting can be customized by the Viper RGB app as well as other RGB-customization apps including ASUS AURA Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion and MSI Mystic Light. Patriot disclosed that enabling RGB light syncing affects drive performance up to 30% but keeping the stock lighting (non-synced) keeps the performance at its peak.
The Patriot Viper VPR100 RGB M.2 SSD will be available at 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities and features a Phison E12 controller with 3D NAND TLC with DRAM cache. All capacities support read speeds up to 3300MB/s with write speeds varying from 1000MB/s (256GB), 2100MB/s (512GB), and 2900MB/s (1TB/2TB).
Patriot backs the Viper VPR100 with a 5-year warranty and the drives comes in endurance rating of 380TB, 800TB, 1600TB and 3115TB for the 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB and priced at $94.99, $134.99, $229.99, and $399.99 respectively.