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600K Read/Write IOPS!?! Viper m.2 SSD Shows off Impressive Specs

I think Patriot is trying to exhaust the bandwidth of NVMe. We’ve seen several M.2 drives release in recent years and performance is constantly improving. While no one will argue that NVMe drives are nice step up from SATA SSDs, the trend of having at least one low spec in the various read/write performance numbers was continuing to be evident. Now all of that is about to change because it looks like Viper’s next M.2 release is going to have crazy awesome storage speeds. Manufacturers tout four performance numbers when they’re proud of their storage speeds. There’s the typical sequential read/write speeds, but the ones who really believe they have a great drive also advertise their random read/write speeds. Typically, either the sequential write or random write speed will pale in comparison to the other specs. Viper decided that weakness would not be tolerated in any aspect of the drive. Granted much of the performance will have to do with Phison’s new PS5012-E12 controller, but both the sequential read and write speeds are at or above the 3000 MB/s mark. That’s not the real interesting spec though. Random read/write speeds are typically more important to Windows users and Viper has blistering 600K IOPS speeds for both specs! Not only does that round the entire drive out nicely, 600K is really freakin’ fast!!! As always, we have to mention one big caveat before we talk about how fast Viper’s new drive is going to be. There ne...

Patriot Viper LED DDR4 3000 MHz Memory Review

Introduction We are in the future and DDR4 is standardized, largely in part to AMD getting caught up to it with X370. More importantly, LED RAM is widely available with RGB options a plenty. Naturally, someone might wonder what will this RAM kit from Patriot Viper to stick out? Let’s find out! Also, in case you don’t know who Patriot/Viper is: Patriot started in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We dedicate ourselves to being the brand of choice for the tech industry with a high commitment to quality and outstanding customer service. Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance memory modules, flash memory, mobile accessories and gaming equipment.  

Patriot has…. a Really Interesting External Thunderbolt SSD

USB type-c hasn’t taken the PC world by storm yet and that could have a lot to do with few devices being able to truly take advantage of the speed. Patriot is deciding to change that. I can say that having an external drive that can transfer large amounts of data in lighting speed time frames would be awesome, so the EVLVR portable SSD is a great option with it’s support of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. From the looks of things, it seems that Patriot is bringing NVMe performance to the convenience of external plug-n-play. Not only does the Thunderbolt 3 connection keep up with the speeds, but it also negates the need for any external power connections either. Normally, we’d expect to see capacity issues, but the EVLVR even has a 1 TB capacity option. Based on what I can tell, it also seems like the drive will work with normal USB type-c connections, but you’ll be limited to a 10 Gb/s transfer speed versus the much faster 40 Gb/s speed Thunderbolt 3 can deliver. (Needs confirmation) I have to admit, while this may not be the largest CES 2018 announcement we’ll come across, it’s really intriguing nonetheless. The EVLVR is certainly a device that can make having a Thunderbolt 3 port worth the trouble and even get a lot of consumers to begin using the USB type-c port a bit more often. Time will tell, but I think this is a great step in the right direction. Also, what’s up with those teasers about the Scorch and Viper M.2 drives? Patriot ...

Patriot Viper V570 Blackout RGB Gaming Mouse and Pad Review

Introduction It’s only a matter of time before mice evolve into sentience and begin taking over the world. I’m not talking about the rodents! There are just SO many gaming mice out there, that I’m fairly confident they’ll bring on the robot apocalypse. That said, with all of the RGB LED effects added to everything today, at least humanity will die to a brilliant rainbow of style. Also, Patriot is adding to the foray with a new gaming mouse and mouse pad under their Viper branding. I got to say, the V570 Blackout looks pretty cool, but let’s see if Patriot’s vision has any mention of AI overlords or not. (I’m guessing they won’t) Our Vision Patriot started in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We dedicate ourselves to being the brand of choice for the tech industry with a high commitment to quality and outstanding customer service. Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance memory modules, flash memory, mobile accessories and gaming equipment. Our Products Here at Patriot, we pride ourselves in developing new and innovative products that offer a sleek, modern and functional design. Along with high quality and innovative designs, our products come backed with our industry leading warranty and top of the line customer support. We ensure that every product meets or exceeds our high level of standards. For memory, that process begins with using high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional test...

PATRIOT Launches New VIPER LED Series DDR4 Performance Memory

Patriot is releasing more LED lighted RAM modules. If you were waiting for RGB, well you might have to wait a bit longer, but the aesthetic design on the heat spreader and LED integration is excellent. It ranks up there as one of my favorite designs so I hope they come out with RGB capabilities soon. Of course for those who like one color lighting schemes, these kits could work out great. Check out the full press release below! Glamorous LED lighted memory modules offering extreme performance, available in 16GB kits at speeds up to 3600Mhz Fremont, California – Nov.20th 2017. – PATRIOT, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced its new VIPER LED Series Performance DDR4 Memory. A remarkable LED-lit top decorative lighting and stylish aluminum heat shield design, VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is optimized for maximum performance on the Intel 100/200/300 series and AMD 300 series motherboards. VIPER LED Series available in both red and white LED model which light up gaming rig with bright integrated lighting designed to make the gaming rig look as good as it performs. The modern gaming PC is exposed with many featuring large windows and tempered glass side panels. A perfect complement to these systems is a well-placed lighting scheme which includes LED lights on all of the major components. VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is available in both red and white LED lighting configurations with a decorative s...

Patriot launches Viper series LED Gaming Mouse Pad

Hahahahahaha! This pad is lit!!! I understand what Patriot means, but I also live in Colorado so I can’t help but see the double entendre there. On the plus side, it certainly is lit with a gorgeous RGB ring around the edges and since I love all things RGB, I can’t help but appreciate the new Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. Take a look at the full press release below and stay tuned for more news and reviews! Illuminate Your Way to Victory Patriot launches Viper series LED Gaming Mouse Pad Fremont, California – October 9th, 2017: Patriot, a global leading brand in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper series, the Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. The Viper Series Gaming LED Mouse Pad offers fantastic decorative LED backlighting with an advanced polymer gaming surface. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad is a perfect match for any high-end gaming mouse and is designed to provide a better gaming experience for the serious gamer. Patriot is committed to creating a better gaming environment for enthusiasts and gamers and is launching the Viper series LED mouse pad right after V570 Blackout edition gaming mouse. Most of the gamers agree that peripherals with fantastic backlighting will stimulate their gaming appetite. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad features six different LED color settings that provide a continuous backlighting effect around and beneath the entire mouse pad. Users may cust...

Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse

Patriot is an extremely common name to most of us. While some think of national pride and others think of Tom Brady, no doubt most of you think about memory. While the mainstay of Patriot’s products have been RAM and storage, they’ve recently taken some dives in gaming peripherals. A couple of days ago, they announced the Viper V570 Gaming mouse. The design has MMO and FPS gaming in mind with a button scheme that can add quite a bit of customization to gameplay. It looks like a fun unit that has some pretty great options for personalized use as well. Check out the full press release below! Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse Xtreme precision laser sensor. Up to 12,000 DPI Multi-zone customizable RGB LED management Advance MMO+FPS all-in-one ergonomics Fremont, California – October 3rd, 2017: Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper V570 gaming mouse line, Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse. The V570 RGB Blackout Edition’s innovative MMO+FPS hybrid design and its rich feature set offer high performance, versatility, and customization for the most serious gamers. “We are excited to announce the launch of the new addition to our innovative and bestselling Viper V570 RGB laser gaming mouse series. “said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot’s Vice President of Product Development. “The unique FPS and MMO hybrid ...


Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 8GB (2 x 4GB) Memory Kit PV38G240C0K

Introduction Patriot may not be a name you hear when it comes to world record overclocks or bench-marking records, but they are a brand that’s been around since 1985 supplying us with quality memory. Today we will be taking a look at the Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2x 4GB) Black Mamba 2400 MHz memory kit. The Viper 3 series of RAM offers speeds from 1600-2400 MHz and is compatible with Intel 6, 7, and 8 series motherboards as well as AMD 9 and FM1/FM2 series motherboards. We all know that the price of memory right now is high but we found this kit to be moderately priced under a $100, which isn’t too bad. The Viper 3 series kits are hand tested for system compatibility and are backed by an amazing lifetime warranty. This gives us piece of mind knowing this is one part we won’t have to shell out extra cash for when it dies right after the warranty expires. Before we dive into this review let’s read a little about Patriot: Company Profile: Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM). Mission Statement: To be the vendor of choice for the computer and consumer electronic industries with a commitment to service and quality. Vision: Commitment, focus on innovation in technology, product quality, and customer satisfaction are the key enablers of our future suc...


Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 32GB and Boost XT 32GB Flash Drives

Replacing the glacially slow USB 2.0 as the go-to standard of choice for those who want speed, USB 3.0 boasts huge speed increases that can allow us those faster transfer speeds we want, while still maintaining large capacity and highly portable nature of those ubiquitous flash drives. And this brings us to today's topic of discussion: the Patriot Supersonic Rage XT and Boost XT USB 3.0 flash drives. Sporting a USB 3.0 interface to improve performance, these little drives pack 32GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. Read on to find out how fast they are.


Patriot 8GB PC3-17000 (2133MHz) Intel Extreme Masters Memory, Limited Edition

Memory has become a hot topic with Intel's IvyBridge processors. Lately, we have seen an onslaught of memory modules in the high-end category, which frequently reach frequencies up to 2800MHz. The press has been focusing on high frequencies and performance. Of course, along with a top tier product comes a higher price tag. Manufacturers push these high end memory kits bringing higher margins, but, because of that, we have not seen an abundance in "affordable" memory. Patriot has been known throughout the industry for quite some time. They manufacture memory, flash media, storage enclosures, media plates and Solid State Drives. Memory has always been their first forte, but as we see, they excel in other areas as well, making them more versatile. In the memory segment, Patriot has always been known for solid performance and a mainstream product with outstanding pricing. Today, we have Patriot's 8G 2133MHz Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition memory kit in our paws and we will say, they look very handsome. Now, let's get these modules unwrapped and onto our IvyBridge test bench to see what Patriot brings to the table this time.


Patriot Gauntlet Node Portable Storage Device

I have to say I am totally blown away as to just how far we have come since then. With everyone going mobile, we now have Cell Phones, Tablets, Notebooks, Laptops, and other portable devices to download, store and stream video and data wirelessly across the information highway at breakneck speeds. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing such a device; The Gauntlet Node from Patriot Memory. We have high demands being placed on us at school, in the workplace, and at home, to store and transfer data and information. With hard drive space on our laptops and computers becoming a premium, I believe Patriot, with the Gauntlet Node, may have come up with a perfect solution. With the Gauntlet Node, you can do it fast and inexpensively, but more importantly wirelessly as well.

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