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PNY CS2211 SSD Review


Announced January 19th PNY has launched the XLR8 SSD. The CS2211 targets the Gamer/Enthusiast Market with read speeds of up to 565 MB/s. Today we have hands on the 480Gb model and we are going to see exactly how it performs in our system.


  • Capacity: 480 GB
  • Part Number: SSD7CS2211-480-RB
  • Form Factor: 5 inch
  • Height*: 7mm
  • Interface: SATA-III 6Gb/s; backwards compatible with SATA-II 3Gb/s
  • Max Sequential Read Speed: 565 MB/s
  • Max Sequential Write Speed: 540 MB/s
  • Max Random Read Speed: 95,000 IOPS
  • Max Random Write Speed: 95,000 IOPS
  • NAND Type: MLC
  • Ideal For: Gaming, Hard disk drive replacement, photo and video storage, and boot drives
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 2,000,000 Hours
  • Error Correction Code: Up to 120 bits per 2K sector
  • Secure Erase: Standard, Enhanced Secure Erase
  • Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T)
  • Full End-to-End Data path protection: Supported
  • RAID (0/1): Supported
  • Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support)
  • Service & Support: 4-Year Limited Warranty, Toll free technical support lines

Running the PHISON PS3110-S10 controller, this drive offers the full range of features you’d expect to come in an SSD. The four-year warranty is no joke either, although it’s not hard to stand behind a product boasting 2 million hours mean time between failures.

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