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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.

PCI Express 4 NVMe Drive Roundup  
PCI Express 4 NVMe Drive Roundup  
PCI Express 4 NVMe Drive Roundup