CES 2023: Patriot shows external SSD case and new CPU cooler

We got a chance to visit our friends at Patriot here at CES 2023, and they were excited to show us their new offerings, including the Viper VXD external SSD enclosure and prototype CPU cooler.

Viper CPU Cooler

Although still only a prototype, the Patriot Viper CPU cooler already looks quite impressive. Six direct contact heat pipes allow the cooler to quickly dissipate and dissipate heat from your CPU through the tower cooler design. Two RGB fans are present to keep thermals in check, and the overall design of the cooler was quite nice, although we could see some tweaks here and there on both aesthetics and performance-related items.

No word yet on pricing, but we expect to see this cooler launch sometime in Q2.

Viper VXD external SSD enclosure

If you’re the type of user who needs to carry extra storage on the go, the Viper VXD might be for you. With the option to add your own M.2 NMVe SSD, the Viper VXD is suitable for drives ranging in length from 2230-2280. The internal interface is an M.2 form factor with PCIe Gen3 x4, while the external interface is USB 3.2 Gen2 x1.

This enclosure supports read and write speeds of up to 1000 MB/s and enables drives with capacities from 120 GB to 2 TB. The aluminum housing is easy to open and install a drive, and it features RGB lighting. Internally, a thermal pad is included to ensure heat is transferred from your drive to the enclosure’s metal body, which acts as a passive heat sink.

We also don’t have pricing or availability for this drive enclosure, but we should know more after CES.

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