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PNY XLR8 CS3140 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Is it the fastest NVMe?

If you look at the specifications of the PNY XLR8 CS3140 SSD, you can say that it is one of the fastest NVMe SSDs out there. A sequential data read speeds up to 7,500 MB/s and write speed up to 6,850 MB/s is just impressive.

But, is this NVMe really capable of providing this level of performance? Are you going to get all the features that you get with the top SSDs in the market from Samsung and other popular brands? All these questions are going to be answered in this article.

I have decided to review this SSD and help you understand whether it is a good option to choose or not. To give you an overview, the PNY XLR8 CS3140 has got a DRAM cache, a fast controller, and a TLC 3D NAND. In other words, it is a tough competitor to all the top players in the field. Also, the price is almost similar to the Samsung 980 Pro.

So, whether you should buy this SSD or not, you will get to know this by the end of the article. So, let’s get started.

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Pros
  • Up to 4TB storage variant available
  • Heatsink option available
  • Top-end NVMe speed characteristics
  • Good ROI
  • Raid 0/1 Supported
  • 5 Years Warranty
Cons
  • Mostly unavailable online
  • No special features
  • Random Read/Write Speed is not disclosed by PNY

This SSD comes in the top-tier list of PNY NVMe SSDs. It might not be that much popular but you will surely get to see some amazing features as a gamer, video editor, etc. It is capable of reaching very high data read/write speed limits. So, you should opt for it only when you know your motherboard can handle that speed.

In simple words, if you think your CPU is getting bottlenecked because of a slow data storage device, the CS3140 can be a perfect option for you. You can surely choose Samsung 980 Pro or WD Black SN850 at its place but PNY is also a named brand and this product is coming for a really affordable price along with a 5 Years warranty. So, you should definitely try it.

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