Patriot unleashes their VP4000 Mini M.2 2230 SSD for ultra-compact devices
Patriot’s latest SSD is an excellent update option for Valve’s Steam Deck and ASUS’ ROG Ally
Patriot has expanded their SSD offerings with a new M.2 2230 model that is designed for ultra-compact devices like Microsoft’s Surface products, Valve’s Steam Deck handhelds, and ASUS’ ROG Ally. This new SSD from Patriot is the VP4000 Mini, and it’s available with up to 2TB of storage capacity.
With sequential read speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 3500 MB/s, this SSD is fast enough to saturate the storage potential of Valve’s Steam Deck handheld. Valve’s Steam Deck’s limited to PCIe 3.0 speeds. This limits the potential of the Patriot Viper VP4000 Mini, as it offers PCIe 4.0 speeds. Patriot claims that their new SSD can deliver a “20% increase in [storage] performance” to ROG Ally users. This reduces game loading times, and increases the handheld’s responsiveness.
The Patriot VP4000 Mini is ideal for storage upgrades for gaming handhelds. We have a guide for upgrading the storage of Valve’s Steam Deck. The upgrade procedure for Valve’s new Steam Deck OLED should be similar to the handheld’s original version.
Patriot’s new VP4000 Mini SSD will be available worldwide in 2024 and ship with a 5-year warranty.
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