SK hynix targets Gold P31 PCIe NVMe SSD at gamers

Korea-based semiconductor company, SK Hynix, introduces its latest PCIe SSD, claiming the Gold P31 is the world’s first 128-layer NAND flash-based consumer SSD. It is the company’s first consumer-facing PCIe SSD launched in the United States under the SK hynix brand.

The Gold P31 is intended for all PC users but with a particular focus on gamers, designers, and content creators. The drive supports the PCIe NVMe interface based on 4D NAND flash technology.  1Tbyte and 500Gbyte capacities are now available in the US market.

The Gold P31 offers best-in-class read speeds of up to 3,500Mbytes per second and write speeds of up to 3,200Mbytes per second. The drive is intended for users whose PC must support long hours of play, such as gamers, professional creators and designers. In all of these categories, performance and stability is essential, adds SK hynix. The Gold P31’s reliability has been tested and validated through 1,000 hours of high temperature operating life tests (HTOL) with mean time between failures (MTBF) reaching 1.5 million hours. The SSD also comes with a five-year (limited) warranty.

SK hynix designs, develops, and supplies its own DRAM and NAND flash devices as well as internal SSD controllers. Prior to the addition of the Gold P31 PCIe SSD, SK hynix launched the Gold S31 SATA consumer SSDs, which is claimed to offer the industry’s best-in-class speeds and reliability.

In accordance with SK hynix’s strict commitment to social and environmental value, the Gold P31 SSD is supplied in packaging that uses Forest Stewardship Council -certified paper, biodegradable plastic bags, and soy ink.

Memory supplier SK Hynix is headquartered in Korea and has a wide portfolio covering DRAM, flash memory chips (NAND flash) and CMOS image sensors (CIS) for a wide range of customers across the globe. 

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