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What’s the difference between the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 and VP4300?

Patriot has released the Viper Gaming VP4300. So, how does it compare to the older Viper Gaming VP4100?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 x 4 solid state drives.

Quick Summary

The Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is faster than the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 at ATTO maximum sequential reading, ATTO maximum sequential writing, CDM maximum sequential reading and CDM maximum sequential writing.

On the other hand, the Viper Gaming VP4100 has better endurance than the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300.

So, if you want the best speeds, then you should get the VP4300. For the best endurance, you may want to get the VP4100, instead.

Both of these solid state drives have the same 4K aligned maximum random reading and 4K aligned maximum random writing.

If you want to install the VP4300 to a PlayStation 5, then you can check out this guide.

VP4100 vs. VP4300 Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the VP4100 and VP4300 below.

 Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300
Capacity Options500 GB

1 TB

2 TB
1 TB

2 TB
Model Numbers500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: VP4100-500GM28H

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: VP4100-1TBM28H

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: VP4100-2TBM28H
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-1TBM28H

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-2TBM28H
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280
ControllerPhison E16 SeriesInnogrit IG5236
InterfacePCIe Gen4 x 4PCIe Gen4 x 4
ATTO Sequential Read500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,700 MB per second

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,700 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,700 MB per second
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second
ATTO Sequential Write500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 2,500 MB per second

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,200 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,200 MB per second
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 5,500 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 6,800 MB per second
CDM Sequential Read500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 5,000 MB per second

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 5,000 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 5,000 MB per second
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second
CDM Sequential Write500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 2,500 MB per second

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,400 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,400 MB per second
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 5,500 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 6,800 MB per second
4K Aligned Random Read500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 400K IOPS

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
4K Aligned Random Write500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 550K IOPS

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
Endurance500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 650 TBW

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 1,800 TBW

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 3,600 TBW
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 1,000 TBW

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 2,000 TBW
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Warranty500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 3 years

1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 5 years

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 5 years
1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 5 years

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 5 years
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Capacity Options

When it comes to available capacities, the VP4100 is the only one out of these two internal storage products to offer a 500 GB version.

You can take a look at all the available options for both below:

Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100:

  • 500 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300:

  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Model Numbers

You can also find the model numbers for each of the aforementioned capacities below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: VP4100-500GM28H
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: VP4100-1TBM28H
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: VP4100-2TBM28H
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-1TBM28H
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-2TBM28H

Form Factor

Both of these Patriot SSDs utilize the M.2 2280 form factor.

Controller

When it comes to the controller, the VP4100 uses the Phison E16 Series while the VP4300 uses Innogrit IG5236.

Interface

As for the interface, both of these solid state drives use PCIe Gen4 x 4.

ATTO Sequential Read

The Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is 2,700 MB per second faster, or 57.45% faster, than the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 at maximum ATTO sequential reading.

You can find the ATTO sequential read specs below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,700 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,700 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,700 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second

ATTO Sequential Write

When you compare the same capacities, the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is 1,300 MB per second faster, or 30.95% faster, than the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 at maximum ATTO sequential writing.

The 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is also 2,600 MB per second faster, or 61.9% faster, than the 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100.

You can check out the ATTO sequential write speeds below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 2,500 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,200 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,200 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 5,500 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 6,800 MB per second

CDM Sequential Read

When it comes to CDM sequential reading, the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is 2,400 MB per second faster, or 48% faster, than the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100.

You can take a look at the CDM sequential read speeds below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 5,000 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 5,000 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 5,000 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7,400 MB per second

CDM Sequential Write

As for CDM sequential writing, the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is 1,100 MB per second faster, or 25% faster, than the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300.

The 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is also 2,400 MB per second faster, or 54.55% faster, than the 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100.

You can check out the CDM sequential write speeds below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 2,500 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 4,400 MB per second
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 5,500 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 6,800 MB per second

4K Aligned Random Read

When you compare the same capacities, the two SSDs have the maximum 4K aligned random reading speeds:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 400K IOPS
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS

4K Aligned Random Write

The two solid state drives also have the same maximum 4K aligned random writing speeds:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 550K IOPS
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS

Endurance

When it comes to endurance, you can write 800 TB more data with the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 than the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300.

You should also be able to write 1,600 TB more data with the 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 than the 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300.

You can find the Terabytes Written (TBW) specs below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 650 TBW
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 1,800 TBW
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 3,600 TBW
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 1,000 TBW
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 2,000 TBW

Operating Temperature

The two Patriot storage drives in this comparison have the same operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C.

Warranty

You can find the warranty lengths for each capacity below:

  • 500 GB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 3 years
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 5 years
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100: 5 years
  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 5 years
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 5 years

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