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Up Close - Seagate FireCuda 520 and Viper VP4100

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Up Close - Seagate FireCuda 520 and Viper VP4100

Nobody would accuse M.2 drives of being the most exciting thing in the world to look at, so we'll give them a quick once over and we're going in ascending order of heatsink size.

Seagate FireCuda 520 1TB

Besides a giant stick that apes the orange colouring on the packaging, the Seagate FireCuda 520 is very much the stock M.2 drive here. Perfect if you're putting it beneath a motherboard heatspreader, or have your own heatsink already on hand.

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Viper VP4100 2TB

The Viper VP4100 2TB is the same as the Seagate on the back, albeit with the blue PCB instead of a black one, whilst the front side has a small heatsink to hopefully help keep the transfer rates peaking.

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01-03-2020, 10:29:31

AlienALX
It's so nice to see Patriot back. IDK where they went for so long, but their new range (RAM etc) is cheap yet very pretty.

Cheers Guv, I shall watch the vid later in bed Quote

01-03-2020, 10:58:33

Avet
That Corsair box just won't give up. Could you lower the volume for OC3D intro Tom? It is deafening in most of your videos.Quote

01-03-2020, 11:06:10

FTLN
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
That Corsair box just won't give up. Could you lower the volume for OC3D intro Tom? It is defining in most of your videos.
Lol Always gets me when I watch one of his vids in the front room with the surround sound & sub, scares the shizers out of the neighbours Quote

01-03-2020, 11:22:59

Avet
Why is no one addressing the actual performance of NVME drives? It doesn't matter that it can do 5000 MB a second sequential. Sequential doesn't matter at all. The most important things are IOPS, Low Queue Depth, sustained write and 4K performance. 970 Pro and especially 905p although on paper "slower" and PCIe Gen. 3 are demolishing these drives in pretty much every task.Quote

01-03-2020, 19:04:02

AlienALX
Tom.

The blue Patriot. Does it have chips on it that say Phison per chance?

I bought two Pioneer drives and they're actually Phison which are blue.

Chances are Patriot are buying them like that.Quote
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