Solidigm’s P41 Plus PCIe 4.0 SSD drops additional – 2TB for $99.99
Solidigm’s P41 Plus SSD has featured on our pages earlier than, nevertheless it’s price mentioning once more as this 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD has lastly dropped beneath the $100 barrier, at $99.99 if you use code SSCPA629 at Newegg. That is a heavy discount from its unique $169.99 worth level, and an superior worth for a drive that works effectively in PCs and even PS5s.
As we talked about beforehand, the P41 Plus manages to hit its low worth level by way of two components: first, it comes from the corporate behind Intel’s SSDs, earlier than the processor agency divested itself of its storage enterprise, with Solidigm being a part of the Korean flash agency SK Hynix. That signifies that the corporate can create its personal controllers and flash, with tight vertical integration to do mainly all the things in-house and hold prices down. (This additionally makes Solidigm a extra dependable choice than the comparatively new model would point out!)
Secondly, it is a QLC drive so it is ready to pack in 4 bits of knowledge in each cell of flash, so that you want fewer cells in complete for a given capability than with TLC that has solely three bits per cell. This has the disadvantage of lowered longevity and barely worse sustained efficiency, however in each instances it is nonetheless greater than sufficient to be used as an OS set up drive or notably for sport storage duties. Its specs again that up too, as Will-last-time writes:
…it is nonetheless nice for bursty workloads, providing 390K random reads and 540K random writes – about half to one-third the velocity of the quickest PCIe 4.0 drives, however considerably quicker than PCIe 3.0 and SATA alternate options. Peak sequential speeds are additionally good, at 4125MB/s reads and 3325MB/s writes – not dangerous in any respect!
In abstract, this was an excellent choice beforehand, however now that it is lower than $100 for a top quality 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, it is extraordinarily exhausting to disregard if you happen to’re available in the market for extra storage!