What’s the skinny? SK Hynix, a global semiconductor supplier based in Korea, announced today the release of its newest PCIe SSD: the SK Hynix Gold P31. Not only is this the world’s first 128-layer NAND consumer-based NVMe SSD, but its also the company’s first consumer-facing PCIe SSD launched in the United States under the SK Hynix brand.
Of course, being 2020, the Gold P31 is targeted towards gamers, designers, and content creators. The drive has a PCIe NVMe interface and is currently available in 500GB and 1TB capacities. The 4D NAND Flash SSD is currently being sold on Amazon U.S but hopefully coming to Canada as well in the near future.
The Gold P31 has read speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s and write speeds of up to 3,200 MB/s. That is about as good as it gets with a Gen 3 PCIe SSD, which should pit it nicely against the higher priced Samsung drives. The drives also come with a five-year (limited) warranty.
Product Specifications: SK hynix Gold P31
|Interface||PCIe NVMe Gen 3|
|Product Type||Internal SSD|
|Form Factor||M.2 (2280)|
|SSD capacity||1TB ∙ 500GB|
|NAND Flash||128-layer 4D NAND|
|Controller||SK hynix Controller|
|Sequential Read||up to 3,500MB/s|
|Sequential Write||up to 3,200MB/s|