SK hynix Gold S31 SATA 3 1TB SSD Review


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The Gold S31 SATA 3 SSD was SK hynix’s first entry into the consumer retail market and it has done extremely well.  When I hear people speak of this SSD (which I often do), it is always questioning its ability beside other industry leaders, and I am the first to say it stands right up there holding its own. Highlighting the Gold S31 just has to be the fact that SK hynix’s confidence is shown in a 5-year warranty that other industry leaders have moved away from.


Performance is right at the top of the SATA 3 space with our speeds results of 564MB/s read and 532MB/s write and 97K read IOPS and 82K write IOPS.  Pricing is good but we might remind SK hynix that there are so many fighting to get their 1TB SATA 3 samples under the $100 mark.  We understand, however, as the quality is there.

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SK hynix Gold S31 SSD Ratings

Product Build
5-Year Warranty
Pricing and Availability

5-Year Warranty

The SK hynix Gold S31 SATA 3 SSD reaches top speeds for its category, has a industry leading 5-year warranty and great value for the money.

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User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

One comment

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    Got one as a replacement for an earlier model from the same manufacturer. The first one failed without warning after 2 years. Took me 8 months to get replaced, repeatedly asking SK Hynix what was going wrong. They were always polite, but clearly clueless, and ultimately incompetent.

    SK Hynix, never again.

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