Up next on our busy schedule was our meeting with PNY at Pepcom Digital Experience!, a smaller consumer-based show that occurs during CES 2015. We met with Bernadette who was showcasing PNY’s solid state drives for gamer’s, consumers, clients and enterprise.
First up is the CS1111, which is part of the new CS1000 series. We were told that this would be a perfect drive to upgrade to, if you are still crawling with your ordinary hard drive. The CS1111 is a 2.5″ SSD that features SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) and is backwards compatible to SATA 2, it has read speeds of up to 500 MB/s and write speeds of up to 300 MB/s with capacities ranging from 128 GB to 480 GB. This drive is designed and positioned to be a very affordable upgrade for your computer. In the image below you will find the CS1111 on the left and the CS2111 on the right.
Next is the gaming line, or the CS2000 series. We had the opportunity to check out the CS2111, which is another 2.5″ SSD that features SATA 3 (6 Gb/s), is backwards compatible to SATA 2, has read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and write speeds of up to 350 MB/s and is available in capacities from 240 GB to 960 GB. It is also equipped with high-quality MLC NAND flash which adds to the endurance of the drive. These have to be the best looking SSD’s we have seen so far at CES 2015.
Fianlly, the client and enterprise solutions. On display from the CL4000 series was the CL4111, which is a OEM solid state drive that is targeted to be reliable, power-efficient and durable. The client SSD is one you would find if you were to rip open your new laptop, which was fresh out of the box. From the enterprise side of things, the EP7000 series, we saw the EP7011. Enterprise solid state drives are designed for extensive reliability, specifically the EP7011 is listed to last a mean of 2 million hours prior to the first failure.
For more information on PNY client and enterprise SSD’s, we encourage you to take a look at The SSD Review. Stay tuned for more coverage of CES 2015!