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PNY Shows Off New SSD Product Lines – CES 2015 Update

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.

PNY Main

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.

PNY EP7000PNY Enterprise

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.

PNY CL4000

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.

PNY Consumer

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.

PNY CS1000

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.

PNY CS2000

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.

PNY Designs

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.

Keep on coming back for more updates throughout the day!

  • Nick

    Exciting…. looking to get my hands on these…

  • Scour

    Anyone have a CS1111?

    • viper

      Just got one recently, but haven’t installed it yet. Thinking of returning it due to US warranty, “Three-year warranty or 22 TB written to SSD, whichever occurs first.” The statement received from PNY Technical Support is “Our three-year warranty on the CS1111 is based on 22TB written. This calculation was based on the conservative assumption that an the average person uses 20GB a day over a three year period, which would be the equivalent of ~22TBW. Field data has shown us that customers are using on average ~6GB/day.”

      • Scour

        Maybe for most users is ok, but sounds like low values. My Gaming-PC would be live long with that but my moviecut-machine not.

    • Jeffrey Sickels

      Yes I do. If they drop the price on these to around 50-60 bucks they would be a good deal in the 240GB capacity. ‘Nuff said

  • Jeffrey Sickels

    I got one 2 months ago. After looking at reviews of the Optima it is replacing it looks like a significantly lower performing line of drives. My sequential reads are a full 70-100MB/sec slower than the equivalent Optima 240GB! Writes are just a bit slower At least it was cheap. Don’t buy this drive unless you don’t care about bang for the buck. There are others at the same price level that promise better performance
    Have since relegated it to games and purchased a 250GB 850EVO for boot.

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