PNY Announces CS2030 Series M.2 NVMe SSDs
Samuel Wan / 3 months ago
In recent years, NVMe and PCIe drives have been the ones pushing the performance limits. Moving beyond the limits set by ACHI and SATA, the new drives offer dramatically improved performance. To supplement their mainstream SATA SSDs, PNY has announced the new NVMe M.2 CS2030 Series of solid state drives.
As we’ve come to expect of most NVMe PCIe SSDs being released these days, the M.2 2280 form factor is being used. The CS2030 offers up a total of 4x PCIe 3.0 lanes for a total of 32 Gbit/s of bandwidth. For the controller, PNY has chosen the Phison PS5007 and paired it with MLC NAND. This allows for sequential transfer speeds of up to 2,750 MB/s reads and 1,500 MB/s sequential writes. 4K random access performance is rated at up to 210,000 IOPS reads, and 215,000 IOPS writes.
Coming in both 240 GB and 480 GB capacities, the new drives are expected to be priced at $179.99 and $329.99 for the 240 GB and 480 GB models respectively. While they are a premium compared to SATA drives, for those that want the extra performance, they are likely well worth it. They are also backed by a 3-year warranty as well. It will be interesting to see how these drives fare against the current match of NVMe M.2 SSDs.