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PNY Intros CS1030 Series Value M.2 NVMe SSDs


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PNY today introduced the CS1030 line of value M.2 NVMe SSDs. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drive takes advantage of PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface, and NVMe 1.3 protocol. The company doesn't mention controller or the type of 3D NAND flash memory used, but it's likely that the drive is using a 4-channel DRAM-less setup. Capacity-based variants include 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. Among these, the 256 GB model offers faster reads, with up to 2,500 MB/s sequential reads, but with up to 1,100 MB/s sequential writes. The 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB variants read at speeds of up to 2,100 MB/s, and up to 1,900 MB/s sequential writes. PNY is backing the drives with 5-year warranties.

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sooooooooo slow..........

Grandma was slow too, but she was 98, hahaha :laugh:
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sooooooooo slow..........

Meanwhile 90 out of 100 people doesn't really need better than SATA atm, because in most real world, everyday applications the speed difference is so negligible that they wouldn't profit from PCI Express, basically at all.

Just sayin.
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These slower M.2 drives are a great alternative to SATA drives. The main benefit is the form factor, no need for cables. They are just not getting cheaper quickly enough. I am still using HDDs for general storage (music, videos and other crap), NVMe drives just for the system and apps/games.
Someday I will replace my HDDs with a big and slow NVMe drive, but I think that will take a while. Give me a slow 4 TB QLC drive for 250-300 $ and I will take it.
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