. The PNY name is actually well known through their storage products, starting from USB Drive up to Memory Cards, But did you know that PNY also produces SSD, including the PCIe NVMe Gen? 4? That is super fast, and did you also know that PNY also produces graphics cards? Pny is actually famous in IT world, but perhaps not well known among regular users. This time there 4 PNY SSD variants that we will discuss. These were designed specifically for consumer class and what’s interesting. Besides the performance that should be fast, the price offered by this PNY SSD is also very competitive in its class. Ok before we discuss further regarding this 4 PNY SSD variants displayed on my table, we shall first introduce who is this? Pny PNY is a company that was established in 1985 in the United States of America. It manufactures business and professional class electronics. The PNY name itself is short for Paris and New York because their first memory module was sold in those two cities. Then, in 1997, PNY company name changed to PNY technologies, which is used until nowadays. So PNY has more than 35 years’ experience in technology world that’s. Very long nowadays, PNY products are very diverse. There is USB Flash Disk memory modules memory cards SSD until NVIDIA graphic cards are available as well. Ok, but now we will discuss about 4 SSD types that are on my desk. Ok, let’s discuss about that, but before that we should discuss regarding the testing platform testing platform that we use it’s a desktop platform that uses AMD Ryzen 9 5990X with Motherboard Chipset B550 with 2x 8 GB RAM, DDR4 3600 and Power Supply, PSU, 1200 Watt, 80, Plus Platinum, Then, for laptop platform, we will use for test this time we borrow from Acer, which is Acer, Nitro 5, and then there is also MSI Summit, of course, for testing the Gen 4 on the laptop.
The first one here is SSD SATA PNY CS900. The version we test here is 960 GB version. This is 2.5quot SATA SSD, which was actually launched in 2018. This SSD has 6 options starting from 120 GB, 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB, 2 TB and 4 TB. This one is 960 GB or almost 1 TB, which, at the time this video is made, was sold at around IDR 1580000 with 3 years warranty. So this one is classified as one of the most affordable at this time. Specifications, wise it’s, obviously 2.5quot SATA, with SATA III Interface. The NAND type is 3D NAND TLC, which is the most important. If you don’t understand check our previous video regarding SSD, this one is NAND TLC, then for durability. It uses MTBF, not sure why not TBW for SSD it should be TBW, but ok, it uses MTBF, which is said to last for 2 million hours in performance testing. We can see the read and write performance promised is Read: 535 MBs and Write 515 MBs. Our test shows that for Read it can reach 557 Mbs and Write at 495 MBs, so it’s proven, obviously it can’t be precise, but it’s close so it’s good. This shows that it’s 5 times faster than the hard drive, of course. If, for example, pitted against the hard drive let’s see by transferring 16 GB file to the SSD, the copy speed is at 450 MBs and the copy duration is 33 seconds.
While if we use a hard drive, then the copy speed is 165 MBs and copy duration is 1 minute, 29 seconds, so it’s 33 seconds compared to 1 minute 29 seconds. The results are very distant. Who is this SSD for based on our test? This SSD is suitable for PC users that want to switch from Hard Drive to SSD without spending extra big funds, because the price is low, no need to dismantle the PC too much because you don’t need to install it in PCIe NVMe place. Besides, offering spacious capacity PC performance, if you previously only used hard drive, will of course increase by far with 2.5quot form factor and 7 mm thickness, it’s also suitable to use inside a laptop. So if you have a laptop that only uses a hard drive, you can surely upgrade to this one. You just need to swap it and it’s guaranteed to work. If there is a hard drive, you can swap it with this one or it can also be used as additional drive. If you already have a fast NVMe SSD, usually if you are already using SSD, then you prefer not to use hard drive and instead use larger SSD for storage, perhaps for not too important games so that those are fast too Ok. Now we continue to the next one, this SSD PNY, CS1030 1 TB, M.2 NVMe. This one is already cooler, but it has to be installed directly onto the motherboard and that guarantees that the performance is very high.
This one is not M.2 SATA, but NVMe, so it’s fast, this SSD comes with 3 capacity options, starting from 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB for the 1 TB that I am holding the price is around IDR 1950000, with 5 years warranty at the time. This video was made, the specifications are, the form factor is M.2 2280. The interface is PCIe Gen, 3 x4 and the protocol is already NVMe 1.3 and the NAND type is TLC for the MTBF again it’s using MTBF. I don’t understand why it’s not using TBW it uses MTBF at 2 million hours for the promised performance it is. The Read is 2500 MBs and Write is 1650 MBs. In our desktop testing we found the Read can reach almost 2300, so 2292 MBs with Write at 1678 MBs Again. We think this is already good since it’s very close to the promised speed., Especially for the Write which is same and even higher. It should be noted that this kind of performance clearly makes it 4 to 5 times faster compared to SSD SATA type, then, for data copy onto this SSD test, this one is really fast. Copy. Speed is more or less 1.2 GBs with copy duration at 10 seconds. If compared to copy from hard drive to SATA at 33 seconds, this is only 10 seconds, so very fast, while for unzipping process, if we do it here, the process is indeed heavy because the unzipping process does reading and writing directly in the same place.
The unzipping process is recorded as stable at write speed of around 420 MBs, while in SATA SSD it’s only 107 MBs for this SSD type, there should be temperature testing, so we did temperature testing recorded at maximum temperature condition it’s at 80C. This is a bit high, but actually this is safe, because that is the maximum, not the normal heat. If you are just typing playing games a bit, the heat will not get that high and maximum 80C is actually classified as cool for this type actually. But if you are not too sure you can always add a heatsink here, So who is this for From the testing? It feels that this, in indeed suitable for PC users that want to experience M.2 NVMe performance, if you want to use M.2 NVMe, then use this, since the maximum temperature is not too high. This is also suitable for laptops, which usually don’t, have a special cooler for the M.2 slot, and this is also suitable for desktops, that don’t have M.2 slot cooler, it’s, still safe and no issues. Ok, now let’s continue to the next one. This PNY SSD is part of XLR8 family. Many are confused. Why is it named XLR8, so let’s read it in English X, …, L, …, R, …, eight Accelerate, Yes, acceleration, yes, it’s a word play for accelerate this XLR8 CS3030 SSD is available in 4 capacity options. Starting from 250 GB 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB, the 1 TB is priced at around IDR 2099.
000. With 5 years warranty. The priced offered PNY is considered affordable, especially performance, wise, Ok, specification, wise form factor is M.2 2280. The interface is still PCIe. Gen. 3. X4, the protocol is NVMe 1.3 and TBW. Finally, it uses TBW. The TBW is quite long at 1665. This is long. The NAND type is again TLC, so it’s really fun. The promised performance for Read is 3500 MBs and Write at 3000 MBs. Then we test it using a desktop, and we see that Read is at 3428 MBs very close to 3500 MBs and Write is at 3097 MBs, even higher than what PNY promised performing the unzipping process. It recorded speed at around 400 550 MBs very interesting, because this is fast this fast SSD. We have to check what the temperature is, so we check and the maximum recorded temperature is at 91C. Of course, this will not be achieved in normal use. It will not be achieved in normal use, yet perhaps still better to cool it. So who is this for with performance it generates? It seems designed specifically for gaming, PCs or or PC system for professional content creators. This SSD is not only for desktop use, but also for gaming laptops, but it’s preferable for the main storage drive. Not only the performance is high, but the capacity of this version is also big, so it can be used for installing favourite games most important. Make sure that if, in laptop that the laptop has SSD cooling system like in the Acer Nitro 5, a good gaming laptop should have a thermal pad like this, so that the high performance SSD can remain fast because it’s cool, While for desktop to keep the temperature Cool just use a heat sink for desktop PC’s there already many gaming motherboards that provide heat sink and even if it’s not available, you can just buy one.
There are many available on the market, but unfortunately those kind of heat sinks can’t be installed in notebooks. Now let’s continue to the fastest one. This is the PNY SSD XLR8, CS3040 2 TB M.2 NVMe. Yes, this is the fastest, because the interface is already Gen 4. Obviously, this one is intended for gamer enthusiasts professional content creators that want extra fast performance. There are also 4 capacity options: 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB, so big price wise. This one is planned to be sold at around IDR 5.5 million with 5 years warranty. Reportedly, this will soon be available in Indonesia. Specification wise. The form factor is M.2 2280. This is double side. Design. Nand is installed on both sides for the 2 TB version. The interface is PCIe Gen, 4 x4 with NVMe 1.3 Protocol. The NAND is still TLC and the TBW is very long for the 2 TB at 3600. The promised performance is Read at 5600 MBs and Write at 4300 MBs. Our desktop test shows that the Read is at 5014 MBs. While Write is at 4266 MBs PNY. The Read score, hasn’t exactly reached the aforementioned number. We need just a bit more. just about 10 more but it’s okay.. It is still in the 5000 range unbeatable by those of the 3000 range. Still on the top range.. Meanwhile, the Write, speed score was already similar to the number promised. For the Unzip Test. The speed was recorded at between 600 830 MBs for unzipping.
This is crazy fast. As a comparison. If we compared to a Gen 3, the speed was 400 550 MBs it’s significantly. Far. It’s faster by far., Well it’s, crazy fast., But how about its heat management? Ok, we did a test and indeed the maximum temperature shown was quite high at 101C. Relax, though the silicone still can handle temperature. This high., This kind of temperature, does not commonly occur during normal testing. It only happens during maximum operation and, of course, it can be cooled if we are using additional heat sinks, which is very possible.. We’Re also curious about its performance when operated in a laptop that also uses PCIe Gen 4, and we know that the laptop that already uses a M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 as well, is MSI Summit. So we summon MSI Summit once again to test this SSD and we got an incredibly fast speed with almost 5000 MBs for Read at around 4994 MBs, just 6 more to go a really tiny gap there. and for the Write it was 4256 MBs.. Once again, it is proven that this SSD is really really fast., Even when you put it in a laptop, it remains fast.. Meanwhile, for Unzipping file in a laptop, it was slightly slower at around 600 720 MBs. Perhaps it was due to temperature limitations. There., However, it was not quite that far behind from the testing we did on a Desktop.. So who is this SSD? Cs3040 2 TB aimed for PC, Gamers.
High End PC, Gamers, Professional Content, Creators and people who enjoy high speed. Pcs such as this one will definitely like this type of SSD. It’s clear that it offers a much higher and faster performance compared to an SSD SATA version. It deserves to be used as the main SSD, instead of as an additional storage What’s more interesting. Some laptops, like MSI Summit, can even take advantage of its high performance.. The price tag on this SSD is not exactly affordable, however, it’s still quite competitive for the class of similar SSD with the same performance, specifications and capacity. Other than the PNY XLR8 CS3040. Pny also has another M.2 SSD variant that also uses the same PCIe Gen, 4 x4 interface. It is PNY XLR8 CS3140. This particular SSD offers the fastest speed amongst all current PNY SSD, which is 7500 MBs for Read, speed and 6850 MBs for Write speed.. This PNY XLR8 CS3140 is also available in in a variant that comes with pre installed, heatsinks.. That makes it very ideal for High End Desktop PC, either for gamers or professional content. Creators that demand exceptional extra performance., The PNY SSD XLR8 CS3140 comes in 2 capacity variants. The first variant is 1 TB, with a price tag of around IDR 3850000, and the second variant is 2 TB, with a price tag of around IDR 7550000 PNY provides a 5 years warranty and both will be coming to Indonesia. Soon.. One thing to note is their relatively high temperature as the result of their high performance of course.
. Its double sided design, however, would only allow us to cool one side, the other side, the bottom one is rather difficult to cool off, so this would actually better suit. Desktops, where we can use big heatsinks and we can still ventilate the top of this SSD, hoping that there is still air flow under the SSD for safe use. For Laptops. We suggest you to better find the single sided version.. It will be easier to keep it cool.. It is likely that you’ll need a laptop that has thermal pads to cool this M.2 NVMe SSD.. So, in summary, from these four SSD, we can see that Its SSD SATA is incredibly fast as predicted, and the price tag is considerably inexpensive., Then for PNY SSD CS1030. It comes with adequate speed yet since it can keep its temperature low, making it best suited for upgrading laptops that doesn’t even have a built in thermal pad., Then for SSD XLR8 CS3030. Perhaps this is the most interesting one because of its high performance. Yet the price is affordable., It is suitable for both Desktop and Laptop with high performance systems that already come with an SSD cooling system for safe use., while for XLR8 CS3040. It would be interesting for you who have M.2 PCIe Gen 4 x4 system, where its M.2 is already connected to Gen 4 too.. It will automatically make its transfer speed very high, even though its cooling system would need extra attention. Price tags on all 4 are quite competitive in their respective class of similar specifications and capacities.
. On top of that, the warranty period is long. As far as a 5 years warranty for M.2 NVMe types.. So these SSD lines from PNY are obviously top quality.. These are top notch. Quality SSD with high performance offerings and more often than not their price tags, are relatively affordable..