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What’s the difference between the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 and Samsung 980 Pro?

The VP4300 and 980 Pro are both PCIe Gen4 x 4 M.2 2280 solid state drives. You can check out this comparison guide to see what the major differences are between these Patriot and Samsung SSDs.

Quick Summary

The Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is faster than the Samsung 980 Pro when it comes to maximum sequential reading and maximum sequential writing. On the other hand, the 980 Pro is faster at maximum random reading and maximum random writing.

When it comes to endurance, you should be able to write a lot more data with the VP4300 when compared to the 980 Pro.

These two SSDs have the same warranty coverage length.

You can also see how the VP4300 compares to the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 with this guide.

VP4300 vs. 980 Pro Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the VP4300 and 980 Pro below.

 Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300Samsung 980 Pro
Capacity Options1 TB

2 TB
250 GB

500 GB

1 TB

2 TB
Model Numbers1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-1TBM28H

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-2TBM28H
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P250BW

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P500BW

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P1T0BW

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P2T0BW
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280
ControllerInnogrit IG5236Samsung In-house Controller
InterfacePCIe Gen4 x 4PCIe Gen4 x 4
Maximum Sequential Read Speed1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7400 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7400 MB per second
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6400 MB per second

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6900 MB per second

1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second

2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 5500 MB per second

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 6800 MB per second
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 2700 MB per second

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5100 MB per second
Maximum Random Read Speed1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 500K IOPS

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 800K IOPS

1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
Maximum Random Write1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 600K IOPS

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
Endurance1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 1,000 TBW

2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 2,000 TBW
250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 150 TBW

500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 300 TBW

1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 600 TBW

2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 1200 TBW
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Warranty5-year warranty5-year warranty
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Capacity Options

The Samsung 980 Pro is the only one out of these two products to offer the smaller 250 GB and 500 GB capacities.

You can find a breakdown of the available capacities for both below:

Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300:

  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Samsung 980 Pro:

  • 250 GB
  • 500 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB

Model Numbers

You can also find the model number for each capacity of the VP4300 and 980 Pro below:

  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-1TBM28H
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: VP4300-2TBM28H
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P250BW
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P500BW
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P1T0BW
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: MZ-V8P2T0BW

Form Factor

Both the Viper Gaming VP4300 and 980 Pro are M.2 2280 SSDs.

Controller

When it comes to the controller, the VP4300 is equipped with Innogrit IG5236 while the 980 Pro is equipped with the Samsung In-house Controller.

Interface

The two solid state drives in this versus guide use the PCIe Gen4 x 4 interface.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

When you compare the same capacities, the 1 TB and 2 TB versions of the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 are 400 MB per second faster, or 5.71% faster, than the 1 TB and 2 TB versions of the Samsung 980 Pro at maximum sequential reading.

You can find the sequential read speeds specifications below:

  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 7400 MB per second
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6400 MB per second
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 6900 MB per second
  • 1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second
  • 2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 7000 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

When it comes to maximum sequential writing, the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is 500 MB per second faster, or 10% faster, than the 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro.

The 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 is also 1700 MB per second faster, or 33.33% faster, than the 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro.

You can check out the maximum sequential write speed specs below:

  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 5500 MB per second
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 6800 MB per second
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 2700 MB per second
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5000 MB per second
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 5100 MB per second

Maximum Random Read Speed

As for maximum random reading, the 1 TB and 2 TB capacities of the Samsung Pro are 200K IOPS faster, or 25% faster, than the 1 TB and 2 TB capacities of the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300.

You can take a look at the maximum random read speeds below:

  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 500K IOPS
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 1 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB 980 Samsung Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

Maximum Random Write

For maximum random writing, the 1 TB and 2 TB versions of the Samsung 980 Pro are also 200K IOPS faster, or 25% faster, than the 1 TB and 2 TB versions of the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300.

You can find the maximum random write speeds below:

  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: Up to 800K IOPS
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 600K IOPS
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: Up to 1000K IOPS

Endurance

When comparing the same capacities, you should be able to write 400 TB more data with the 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 than the 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro.

You should also be able to write 800 TB more data with the 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 than the 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro.

You can find the Terabytes Written (TBW) specs for these internal SSDs below:

  • 1 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 1000 TBW
  • 2 TB Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300: 2000 TBW
  • 250 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 150 TBW
  • 500 GB Samsung 980 Pro: 300 TBW
  • 1 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 600 TBW
  • 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro: 1200 TBW

Operating Temperature

These Patriot and Samsung internal storage drives have the same recommending operating temperature with a range of 0°C to 70°C.

Warranty

A 5-year warranty is included in both the Patriot Viper Gaming VP4300 Solid State Drive and Samsung 980 Pro Solid State Drive.

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