SK hynix Platinum P41 SSD Review – Can Gen4 Get Any Better than This?


UL Solutions has created a new storage gaming benchmark that we will start to use as new SSDs come in.  The 3DMark Storage Benchmark DLC extends 3DMark Advanced Edition with a dedicated component test for measuring the gaming performance of SSDs and other storage hardware. It supports all the latest storage technologies and tests practical, real-world gaming performance for activities such as loading games, saving progress, installing game files, and recording gameplay video streams.

These results are quite impressive as we will be able to demonstrate with further SSD testing.  Our only other test to date was the KIOXIA XG8 with an overall score of 3812.  Looking at the on line comparison however, we can see that the Platinum P41 more than doubled the average score and is one of the top results when all are compared.


The SK hynix Platinum P41 Gen4 SSD was a rather unexpected surprise.  Typically, we might see an SSD best a test or two, but it is very rare to see any SSD simply pull off much the same in just about every test.  Right from the start of testing with our typical synthetic benchmarks, we just about the best we had seen in ATTO, Anvil, TXBench while Crystal DiskMark result came back with performance better than listed specs.  As much as we could appreciate the  7.1GB/s read and 6.7GB/s throughput, we were in awe of read and write IOPS just under 1.5million.


And it keeps getting better with true to form benchmarks such as PCMark 10 Quick and Full System benchmarks where, once again, only the Intel Optane prevailed.  These were then confirmed through our True Data Testing where the Platinum P41 remained in the top third, before showing its performance in the 99th% percentile of all Passmark Diskmark Tests ever registered.  This continued right through to Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Benchmark where the Platinum P41 had the lowest total loading score seen to date.

The SK hynix Platinum P41 comes with great performance, a great price, 5-year warranty and is flat out the best we have tested to date…short of Optane which is no longer a consumer available product.  Kudos SK hynix!




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Best of the Best

The SK hynix Platinum P41 provided some of the best performance results we have seen to date, accompanied by great pricing and a 5-year limited warranty.

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    Nowhere in this review did you mention temperatures, requirements for a thermal solution, etc.

    Would this be a good option for a PS5? Does it run too hot?

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    Can someone explain to me why no one makes and sells SLC SSDs today, even though Chinese SSDs on Chinese TLC memory cost a penny? What prevents switching NAND chips from TLC mode to permanent SLC mode, albeit with a loss of 2/3 capacity? But the speed is always the same as in SLC mode and an indestructible resource, plus a data storage time of at least 10 years.

    What would a smart buyer prefer if they were offered a 2TB 3D TLC SSD for $100 or a 666GB SLC drive for the same price? Well, yes, I am aware that most people are idiots and marketers rule them …

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      It’s not a loss of 2/3 of capacity. SLC > MLC > TLC means 2^n so it’s actually 3/4 capacity loss. Basically, it would cost 4 times as much. You also have to consider that NAND density is a huge issue as well.

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