SSD, or Solid State Drive, is the one very simple way to give your computer a massive speed boost. PNY is one of many manufacturers out there that are pushing the SSD market. This year at CES 2015 they announced a new series of drives that target each user set with speeds and storage sizes to compliment each.
“PNY’s new range of Solid State Drives is a result of the company’s renewed focus on delivering innovative, high quality SSD products to address the growing needs of the storage market,” said Vinny Girardi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Storage Solutions & New Products group at PNY. “This new series of solid state drives are highly reliable, as they have gone through rigorous validation and testing, ensuring they meet the stringent requirements specific to the enterprise and client markets. This new line-up of SSDs will truly make life simple for our customer base!”
On the general consumer side of things they announced the new CS1000 series. This 2.5-inch SATA III SSD is geared towards the entry-level users who are just coming off the spinning disk hard drives that we all grew up with. The CS1000 line will launch in typical 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacity offerings. In terms of performance PNY lists them at 500 MB/s sequential read and writes of 300MB/s with random read/write up to 75,000 IOPS. They will be backwards compatible with SATA-II and carry a Mean Time Before Failures of 1 million hours with endurance up to 160 TB Maximum data written.
On the gamer end PNY is bring us the CS2000 series. This is another normal 2.5-inch SATA III SSD but is geared towards the demanding performance that gamers require for the ultimate edge. The CS2111 will come out in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB variant. These gamer/enthusiast drives rate with up to 560 MB/s sequential max read and 350 MB/s sequential max write. Random read operations (4kb) are up to 95,000 IOPS and random write operations are up to 75,000 IOPS. They hold the same MTBF as the consumer grade version, however, the gamer/enthusiast drive offers S.M.A.R.T. drive health monitoring, user-defined passwords and Secure Erase features.
The Enterprise sector is going to see the EP7000 series. These SSD’s are geared to meet Hyperscale Mega Data centers and cloud customer needs. They bring sequential mas reads of 500 MB/s and writes of 450 MB/s with random read operations (4kb) up to 75,000 IOPS and random write operations (4kb) of up to 45,000 IOPS. You gain a 2 million hour MTBF along with being AES-256 compliant, Data fail recovery from up to one NAND flash block, Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) as well as supports RAID configurations.
The consumer grade CS1000 line and gamer/enthusiast CS2000 lines are backed with a 3 year warranty while the Enterprise EP7000 series gains a 5 year warranty. Pricing details weren’t available at the time when I spoke with them on the floor, but the models listed in the images are scheduled for launch in retailers, select e-tailers and PNY.com by Q2 of this year.
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