Tuesday, March 7th 2017

PNY Intros the CS1311b Entry-level SSD Series

PNY today introduced the CS1311b line of entry-level SSDs in the 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor, featuring SATA 6 Gbps interface. Available in capacities of 128 GB and 256 GB, the drives feature 3D TLC-NAND flash memory made by Micron Technology. The 128 GB variant offers sequential transfer speeds of up to 510 MB/s reads with up to 410 MB/s writes, and up to 42,000 IOPS 4K random reads, with up to 82,000 IOPS 4K random writes; while the 256 GB variant is slightly faster, with up to 560 MB/s sequential reads, and up to 510 MB/s writes; with up to 80,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 81,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The drives are backed by 3-year product warranties. Acronis True Image data migration software comes included. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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3 Comments on PNY Intros the CS1311b Entry-level SSD Series

#1
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
Big case, little drive.
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Caring1
Toothless, post: 3615593, member: 148599"
Big case, little drive.
It reminds me of those dodgy counterfeit drives with M2's stuffed in a 2.5 case
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newtekie1
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Caring1, post: 3615607, member: 153156"
It reminds me of those dodgy counterfeit drives with M2's stuffed in a 2.5 case
Or the mSATA's

It is all about cutting costs. Why have a big PCB when you don't need it? The NAND chips have gotten big enough that they don't need a bunch of them, so the PCB can be shrunk down.

I'm more concerned with the plastic case. The controllers tend to overheat in plastic cases, the metal cases act as a heatsink.
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