CES 2020 | SK Hynix Gold P31 and Platinum P31 PCIe NVMe SSDs coming with 128-layer 4D NAND flash
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Open up your laptop or desktop PC and chances are good that you have storage or RAM chips from SK Hynix. The South Korean memory manufacturer is announcing two M.2 PCI NVMe SSDs at CES this week called the Gold P31 and Platinum P31. Both will be built with vertically stacked 128-layer 4D NAND flash modules and run on SK Hynix's in-house controllers.
SK Hynix says the high-end series of SSDs will target performance users and PC gamers. Most high-end gaming laptops, for example, come equipped with Samsung PM981 NVMe SSDs and so the Gold P31 or Platinum P31 will give OEMs and custom builders another option.
There is no word yet on when we can expect the drives to become available, but the manufacturer is planning to offer the slower Gold P31 model ahead of the faster Platinum P31 later this year. Meanwhile, the SATA III-based Gold S31 is already available for entry-level users.