PNY unveiled some great flash products at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan this week, the first of which happens to be the first Phison based NVMe SSD that we had found. This SSD is named the PhantomX PCIe SSD and it is a Gen 3×4 (four lane) 2280 form factor (80mm) M.2 SSD that will be available initially in sizes of 120, 240 and 480GB.
The PhantomX is believed to contain the Phison PS5007-E7 controller and has initial performance specs of 2550MB/s read ans 1390MB/s write with up to 204,000 read and 250,000 write IOPS. Pricing has not been set, as of yet, and this SSD is expected to be released sometime in 2016 Q3/4. Next up is the PNY Elite Portable SSD.
These are the first shots of the PNY Elite and it was not on display during our meeting. It is definitely one of the smallest portable SSDs we have seen and will be available initially in capacities of 240 and 480GB. It’s exterior shell is aluminum with a soft touch rubber exterior. Performance is expected to be 430MB/s read and 400MB/s write and this SSD will see an initial release in July with USB 3.1 which will be upgraded to a Type-C connector sometime before years end. Pricing has yet to be announced.
Our last find is the PNY EX1 which will be available in capacities of 1 and 2TB, the 2TB version easily being the smallest portable SSD we have seen to date. This SSD is USB 3.1 Gen 1 and will be available in capacities of 500MB, 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB.
Performance is listed at 530MB/s read and 450MB/s write and there is no price or release date, as of yet, but to say that this portable SSD will be released sometime this year.