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Published on October 22nd, 2020 | by gareth


PNY Reveals f XLR8 CS3040 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive

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PNY today announced the launch of XLR8 CS3040 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive, the “CS3040”, that will deliver the next generation
speed and ultra-high performance demanded today.

PNY’s quest to develop the absolute ultra-fast internal storage to answer today’s demands of 4K
and 8K content creators, high-intensive applications and ever more demanding games, lead to
the launch of the company’s first PCIe 4.0 Solid State Drive.

With the ever-growing support from CPU and motherboard manufacturers to the latest NVMe Gen
4.0 protocol, it is eminent to have a supporting SSD that, when combined, will bring intensive
users to a true Gen 4.0 level and deliver the performance and experience they ultimately demand.
Delivering the future of ultra-high performance and next-generation speed today, the CS3040
offers sequential speeds1 of up to 5,600MB/s Read and 4,300MB/s Write that will accelerate
productivity and elevate the gaming experience to a whole new level.
The CS3040 family of products is available in two versions: with and without an integrated
extruded aluminum heatsink designed to increase heat dissipation and improve performance
while even under the most demanding applications. The extruded aluminum heatsink provides 45
grams of thermal mass and has been meticulously designed with eight vertical fins that provide a
larger heatsink surface area and optimized airflow, resulting in quicker heat absorption and
dissipation during sustained workloads.

Product Features:
• Extruded Aluminum Heat sink on select models
• Next generation in speed of up to 5,600MB/s Seq. Read and 4,300MB/s Seq. Write
Image: PNY XLR8 CS3040 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive
• Enhanced bandwidth that allows for extreme performance and low latency, making it
superior to SATA and NVMe Gen 3 based SSDs
• Lower power consumption that results in greater energy efficiency
• Greater endurance due to the drive’s ability to withstand extreme conditions and to retain
data even when dropped.
Product Specifications:
• PNY XLR8 CS3040 M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 Solid State Drive
o PCIe 4.0 interface (NVMe Gen4 x4), supports NVMe 1.4
o Form Factor: M.2 2280
o Capacities: 500GB2
, 1TB and 2TB
o Speed1
up to 5,600MB/s Read and up to 4,300 MB/s Write (vary by model)
o Warranty: 5 Year
In addition to the CS3040 launch, PNY is complementing the company’s SSD line-up by adding
additional capacities to current models as well as a new M.2 budget drive.
• 4TB NVMe M.2 CS2130: up to 3,500MB/s Read and 3,000MB/s Write
• 4TB XLR8 NVMe M.2 CS3030: 3,500MB/s Read and 3,100MB/s Write
• CS900 M.2 SATA III in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB, sequential speeds vary by capacity and
reach up to 550MB/s Read and up to 515MB/s Write.

Product Availability:
Availability for the products in this press release varies by model and capacity with most of them
starting to ship in mid-November 2020, in time for Black Friday and the Holiday season.
Keep Current on PNY Technologies and XLR8 Gaming news.
Follow @PNYTechnologies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and join our corporate community
on LinkedIn and @XLR8Gam1ng on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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