Thursday, May 19th 2022

SK hynix Announces Availability of the PCIe 4.0 Platinum P41 SSD

SK hynix Inc. today announced availability of the "Platinum P41" PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD that distills technical excellence driven by unmatched speeds and reliability. The Platinum series represents the company's flagship retail lineup geared towards gamers and content creators looking to turbo-boost PC performance. Launched as SK hynix's first PCIe 4.0 SSD built with advanced 176-layer NAND flash memory, the Platinum P41 is now available for purchase on Amazon in the U.S. in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacity options.

Designed to excel among PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the Platinum P41 offers sequential read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 6,500 MB/s with an industry-leading endurance rating of up to 1,200 TBW. The Platinum P41 also provides further assurance of reliability with an SK hynix in-house "Aries" controller, which in itself contributes to the superior read/write speeds.
"We are delighted to introduce the Platinum P41, the first of our Platinum series of SSDs to drive the strongest PCIe Gen4 bandwidth experience for computing needs. P41 also inherits the power efficiency and stability of our existing lineup, keeping with SK hynix's rich history of delivering excellent solutions for consumer electronics," Dae Jung Cho, Head of SSD Marketing at SK hynix, said.

Additionally, the Platinum P41 is capable of up to 1,400K IOPS in random reads and up to 1,300K IOPS in random writes, the highest-end throughput on the PCIe 4.0 interface. The P41 undergoes 1,000 hours of high-temperature operating life (HTOL) testing to ensure reliability, where it has achieved an extensive 1.5 million hours in mean time between failures (MTBF).

The Platinum P41 comes with a five-year warranty from SK hynix. Pricing is seen below for the drives:

Update Jun 2nd: We've just posted our in-depth review of the Hynix Platinum P41 2 TB SSD.
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9 Comments on SK hynix Announces Availability of the PCIe 4.0 Platinum P41 SSD

I'm going to be so happy when PCIe Gen 5 comes along because it's going to drive down Gen4 pricing, which hopefully will drive down Gen3 pricing. Because for most use-cases, Gen3 is all most of us even need and I'm looking forward to pricing making 2TB (or more) go down.
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progsteLooks promising
If they have thermals under control. So many of these PCI-E 4 SSDs throttle badly with no cooling solution.
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Love the P31 and the multiple S31 drives I have. Hoping that the P41 continues this good trend for SK Hynix. When possible I prefer vertical integrators.
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Minus InfinityIf they have thermals under control. So many of these PCI-E 4 SSDs throttle badly with no cooling solution.
by cooling solution are we talking about those thermal pads included with most motherboards or actual fans/liquid cooling?
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Why isn't the sticker/heatsink covering the controller? We'll have to wait for reviews but I'll bet motherboard heatsinks will definitely be a must for this drive.
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When it comes to heat/power consumption the P31 is better than anything in its performance range. This is due to their controller design and better handling of low power modes. The P41, on paper, appears to have a similar design as it carries the same low power specs with about 20% higher peak power consumption. This drive ought to carry the mantle and be better than the competition, but as always I'll be waiting on reviews.
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Hopefully it's more widely available in Canada than the gold is/was.

The TBW seems odd. 500TBW for 500GB, 750TBW for 1000GB and 1200TBW for 2000GB. One would have expected to to be 1000TBW and 2000TBW.
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