SK hynix's Gold P31 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with 128-layer NAND is now available to buy
What you need to know
- The SK hynix Gold P31 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is now available to buy in 500GB and 1TB sizes.
- This is the world's first 128-layer NAND flash-based PCIe NVMe SSD available on the consumer market.
- The Gold P31 is meant for gamers, creators, and designers, bringing blazing read and write speeds as well as long-lasting durability and a five-year warranty.
Announced at CES 2020, the Gold P31 M.2 PCIe NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) from SK hynix is now available to buy in 500GB and 1TB sizes. The 1TB drive costs about $135 (opens in new tab), while the 500GB drive costs about $75 (opens in new tab).
|NAND||128-layer 4D NAND|
|Controller||SK hynix Cepheus|
|Interface||M.2 PCIe (3.0) NVMe|
|Sequential read||3,500 MB/s|
|Sequential write||1TB: 3,200 MB/s|
500GB: 3,100 MB/s
|Power consumption||Active: 6.3W|
|Durability (1TB)||750 TBW|
SK hynix first stepped into the consumer SSD market in 2019 with its Gold S31 2.5-inch SATA SSD (opens in new tab), a durable SSD with strong performance and a competitive price. Now, the Gold P31 aims to fill the needs of gamers, creators, and designers who require a high-performance, reliable, and competitively priced M.2 SSD that works with the PCIe (3.0) NVMe interface. It also happens to be the first 128-layer NAND flash-based SSD available on the consumer market, allowing for modest power consumption and strong performance.
The 500GB and 1TB options are expected to hit 3,500 MB/s sequential read speeds, while the 500GB model should hit 3,100 MB/s and the 1TB model 3,200 MB/s write speeds. The 1TB model also comes with a 750 TBW rating, which means you should be able to write up to 750 terabytes of data before seeing a failure. All SSDs come with a strong five-year warranty to help protect your purchase.
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Available in 500GB and 1TB sizes
The Gold P31 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD from SK hynix is a speedy storage solution with strong warranty and reliability for gamers, creators, and designers.
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Being that this is M.2, that means it would work in a SPX or SL3? I’m asking because the image is of an SSD that wouldn’t fit, but I wasn’t sure if that was just a stock image. NM: This is a 2280