Viper Gaming (Patriot Memory’s gaming brand) has launched the VPR400, a new solid state drive that is being billed as the world’s first RGB M.2 PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD. The VPR400 features onboard RGB LEDs that are fully synchronizable with Viper Gaming RGB peripherals using Viper’s RGB 3.0 software, allowing users to customize their lighting profiles or choose any pre-programmed RGB lighting patterns. Powering the drive with 3D NAND is Innogrit’s IG5220 Gen4x4 controller, enabling read and write speeds of up to 4,600 MB/s and 4,400 MB/s, respectively. Viper Gaming’s VPR400 SSDs will be available in late June from major retailers in 512 GB and 1 TB capacities.
“The VIPER VPR400 has been crafted to deliver blazing speeds and performance for intense gaming and video content creation. VIPER understands that keeping high-speed SSDs thermally stable is the key to maintaining the storage unit’s performance and longevity. “Said Roger Shinmoto, Vice President of VIPER GAMING.
The VIPER VRP400 SSD is different from the traditional NVMe SSDs, which set performance restrictions that limit read and write data transfer speeds to maintain a workable operating temperature. Instead, the VIPER VRP400 supports the Thermal Throttling technology using a built-in thermal sensor and firmware to wisely manage the SSD operational performance and temperature. This technology can effectively prevent overheating while efficiently commanding the best performance under dynamic conditions.