Tuesday, January 12th 2021

PNY Announces the XLR8 CS3140 M.2 NVMe SSD

PNY announces the launch of XLR8 CS3140 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive, the "CS3140", delivering speeds never seen before. PNY's quest to continuously deliver cutting-edge technology for the most demanding applications has led to the development of the company's fastest M.2 NVMe SSD yet. The CS3140 sets new standards that enable 4K and 8K content creators, high-intensive application users, gamers, and others to experience a whole new level of speed, performance, and productivity.

Optimized for the latest NVMe Gen 4.0 protocol, which continues to gain adoption from motherboard manufacturers and users, the CS3140 delivers outstanding sequential speeds of up to 7,500 MB/s read and up to 6,850 MB/s write speeds, redefining possibilities and paving the road to a whole new world of content creation, gaming, and so much more.
Raw performance is not the only focus with the CS3140. Utilizing a 12-nanometer manufacturing process, it also delivers greater power efficiency, which is critical for both desktop and laptop applications, enabling the drive to deliver greater performance while generating less heat; allowing desktops to run cooler and laptops to have longer battery lives.

The CS3140 is available in two versions: a non-heatsink version for laptops and desktops with space constraints and a version with a 45-gram extruded aluminium heatsink responsible for absorbing and dissipating some of the heat produced by such fast speeds, high-intensive applications, and sustained workloads. Eight individual vertical fins provide a larger heatsink surface area while optimizing airflow and heat dissipation.

The PNY XLR8 CS3140 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive delivers speeds never seen before, provides optimal thermal dissipation, adds impressive storage of up to 2 TBs, and offers great aesthetics so that you can look good as you experience world-leading performance.

Product Features:
  • Speed of up to 7,500 MB/s Seq. Read and 6,850 MB/s Seq. Write
  • Enhanced bandwidth that allows for extreme performance and low latency, making it superior to SATA and NVMe Gen 3 based SSDs
  • Extruded Aluminum Heat sink on select models • Lower power consumption that results in greater energy efficiency
  • Greater endurance due to the drive's ability to withstand extreme conditions and to retain data even when dropped.
Product Specifications:
  • PCIe 4.0 interface (NVMe Gen4 x4), supports NVMe 1.4
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Speed: up to 7,500 MB/s Read and up to 6,850 MB/s Write (vary by model)
  • Capacities: 1 TB and 2 TB
  • Warranty: 5 Year
Product Availability: The CS3140 will be available at the end of this month
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7 Comments on PNY Announces the XLR8 CS3140 M.2 NVMe SSD

That is one beefy heatsink. But it won't fit on every desktop.
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I am sure that a professional who actually needs this will find a case big enough for that heat sink.
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I like the design overall, and hopefully, you can attached the finned HS after installing the drive, cause otherwise it's gonna be a serious PITA to get that tiny screw into the hole and tighten it down... look at the center pic for details :)

Somehow me thinks this PR is about spppeeeeed.... seeins how the word is used at least 8 times throughout the descriptions....

Hello PNY, we got it already. This a new Gen 4 drive, and almost everyone who follows this stuff understands what to expect from it, so give it a friggin rest already :D
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OMG, an actual heatsink, not just some solid block slapped on top of memory modules... Me gusta. :)
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A Laptop is going to look pretty silly modified to fit one of these babies. :p
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I am sure that a professional who actually needs this will find a case big enough for that heat sink.
You don't need a big case for that, but many mobo designs place the first M2 slot under the first PCIe which is where the video card goes.
Other mobos come with their own heatsinks that are sometimes part of a larger heatsink that also covers the chipset.

Not much of a problem, since the heatsink on these SSDs is removable, but something to keep in mind.
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