Now with up to two fans, PNY launches XLR8 PCIe Gen5 SSD series, Corsair launches MP700 PRO

Published: Nov 15th 2023, 09:36 GMT   Comments

PNY and Corsair launch their next-gen storage options with PCIe Gen5 interface

Finally, crossing 12.0 GB/s speeds. 

PNY recently revealed its latest storage series, the CS3150, utilizing the M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen5x4 SSD form factor. The storage boasts impressive sequential read speeds surpassing 12 GB/s and read speeds at 11 GB/s. Available in 1TB and 2TB configurations, it features an integrated dual-fan heatsink design with color options in black, white, or black/RGB.

PNY underlines the ultra-quiet nature of their fans and claims that they are effective in heat dissipation. The dual-fan design aims to eliminate thermal constraints, ensuring optimal performance. However, users should note that installation options may be limited, requiring a slot that is not hidden beneath a motherboard heatsink.

CS3150 SSD, Source: PNY

The CS3150 M.2 storage officially offers 12 GB/s and 11 GB/s sequential read and write speeds, with potential variances between the 1TB and 2TB models. The RGB Sync feature is supported through a 9-pin USB connector, exclusively dependent on PNY software for functionality. The fans operate through a standard 4-pin fan connector. PNY sets the price for the 1TB storage at $179.99, with an additional $10 for the RGB option.

Meanwhile, Corsair has unveiled its MP700 PRO storage, which could be the fastest PCIe Gen5 storage on the market. It boasts sequential read speeds of 12.4 GB/s and write speeds of 11.8 GB/s. Corsair’s storage, featuring a single fan, is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, priced at $190 and $355, respectively.

Corsair MP700 PRO SSD, Source: Corsair

Source: PNY, Corsair

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