While at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, we were quite interested in what was going on at the PNY booth. They have announced a new line-up of SSDs for enterprise, client, and consumer applications. The naming scheme has also changed from before, now opting for a two letter abbreviation per drive class followed by a number series.
On the enterprise side of things, they had the EP7000 series on display, more specifically, the EP7011. It is a 2.5” 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD. It is designed for applications requiring consistent quality of service and performance such as enterprise storage applications, server virtualization, RAID configurations, and most commonly used data center environments.
Capacities are available in 80GB, 240GB, and 480GB. Sequential bandwidth is rated for up to 500MB/s read and 450MB/s write while 4K read IOPS are up to 75,000 and write IOPS are up to 45,000. The EP7000 utilizes eMLC NAND. There is AES encryption support, user-defined passwords, and Secure Erase features to keep data protected. It also has power failure protection for in-flight and safe shutdowns as well as end-to-end data protection data fail recovery.
Moving on to their client drive, the CL4111, it is designed for OEM use. It is a 2.5” 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD optimized for reliability, power-efficiency, and durability.
Sequential bandwidth is rated for up to 540MB/s read and 500MB/s write while 4K read IOPS are up to 85,000 and write IOPS are up to 40,000. Capacities are available in 80GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB. It features compute grade MLC NAND paired with SandForce family controllers. However, the 960GB model utilizes an SMI controller. It also comes with DevSleep support, features enhanced ECC and AES-256-bit encryption with drive password for reliable data protection and security. It also supports both standard and enhanced secure erase.
Both the client and enterprise series drives come with 5 years warranty.
Now, time for the consumer side of things. Their CS1111 is the next generation of Optima SSD. It is a 2.5” 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD designed to be an entry-level SSD upgrade from HDDs.
Sequential bandwidth is rated for up to 500MB/s read and 300MB/s write while 4K read IOPS are up to 75,000 and write IOPS are up to 60,000. It features MLC NAND, endurance of up to 160TB TBW and comes in capacities from 120GB to 480GB.
Finally, we get to the enthusiast/gamer side of their product line. The PNY CS2111 2.5” 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD is the next generation of their XLR8 drives. It is designed and targeted towards those who want the highest performance they can get their hands on.
Capacities are available in of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB using MLC NAND. Sequential bandwidth is rated for up to 560MB/s read and 350MB/s write while 4K read IOPS are up to 95,000 and write IOPS are up to 75,000. Like their client SSD, the CS2111 features end-to-end data protection and standard and enhanced secure erase.
Also on display were some new drive shell designs for later down the road.
Both their consumer and enthusiast grade SSDs come with 3 years warranty and all of the featured SSDs will be available for purchase by Q2 of 2015.
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