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

Because it a top-end NVMe SSD from PNY, they company hasn’t compromised in any way. Everything is kept top-notch whether it is the NAND Flash or the controller circuitry. Let’s have a look at all its technical specifications in the table below.

SpecificationsPNY XLR8 CS3140 NVMe SSD
NAND Flash TypeMicron’s 3D TLC
NAND Flash Layers96
ControllerPhison E18 (PS5016-E18-41)
Controller ConigurationsPenta-Core, 8-Channels
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x4 Lanes
NVMe VersionNVMe 1.4
Cache TypeSK Hynix DDR4 DRAM Cache

You can see that all the technical aspects of the PNY CS3140 are just perfect. You will get to see no issues with the performance with them. The DRAM cache is fast enough to handle that fast data read/write operations. Also, the controller has five cores which you rarely get with any SSD.

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