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Deal | Spacious 2 TB SK Hynix Gold P31 PCIe3 NVMe SSD now on sale for $244 USD

Spacious 2 TB SK Hynix Gold P31 PCIe3 NVMe SSD now on sale for $244 USD
Spacious 2 TB SK Hynix Gold P31 PCIe3 NVMe SSD now on sale for $244 USD
SK Hynix is now shipping its highest capacity NVMe drive as part of its popular Gold P31 series. Much like with the 1 TB version, this 2 TB option is currently one of the least expensive PCIe3 NVMe drives in the market with sequential transfer rates greater than 3000 MB/s in both directions.
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Amazon is currently offering the 2 TB SK Hynix Gold P31 PCIe3 NVMe SSD for $35 USD off the original launch price of $279. This is the highest capacity drive in the Gold P31 series with the lesser 500 GB and 1 TB versions retailing for $69 and $129, respectively.

Sequential read and write rates can approach 3500 MB/s and 3200 MB/s, respectively, which we can confirm with our own tests as shown below with a sample unit provided by the manufacturer. Its full speeds are attainable once you reach file sizes of 512 KB or larger according to ATTO.

Our host PC for this test is an Intel Tiger Lake NUC with PCIe4 x4 support even though the Gold P31 is a PCIe3 x4 drive. We would also utilize the SSD heat spreader that's included with the Intel PC. When stressed with DiskSpd, we're able to reach a stable drive temperature in the mid 60 C range. The SK Hynix retail packaging includes no screw, however, so make sure your motherboard has one ready for securing the drive during installation.

The low price is indubitably a key selling point of the Gold P31 much like with its popular 1 TB version. Nonetheless, the competing 2 TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus can also be found for around $240 USD and with very nearly the same specifications. Either option comes with 5 year manufacturer warranty and 1200 TBW.

SK Hynix Gold P31 2 TB
SK Hynix Gold P31 2TB SHGP31-2000GM
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ADATA Swordfish 2 TB
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XD
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model Early 2021
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Schenker XMG Focus 15
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AS SSD
Seq Read
2701.41
1756.8
5357
2111.97
2988.43
Seq Write
1333.62
1070.56
3978
2024.1
2541.48
4K Read
39.31
22.07
50.6
46.53
42.82
4K Write
73.37
124.24
156.16
89.68
87.02
4K-64 Read
1228.41
439.41
2465
1746.75
2095.65
4K-64 Write
1825.56
650.68
3360
1962.08
2455.47
Access Time Read *
0.047
0.043
0.08
0.052
0.068
Access Time Write *
0.158
0.341
0.027
0.04
0.043
Score Read
1538
637
3052
2004
2437
Score Write
2032
882
3914
2254
2797
Score Total
4290
1814
8449
5280
6452
Copy ISO MB/s
2109.27
3219.58
2127.78
Copy Program MB/s
632.25
675.39
706.65
Copy Game MB/s
1497.24
1684.42
1470.73
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
Write 4K
167.75
134.7
231.4
138
238.3
Read 4K
39.95
34.46
89.5
47.41
55.6
Write Seq
542.61
1123
4208
1922
3013
Read Seq
413.68
1691
4512
1673
2879
Write 4K Q32T1
2071.88
580.8
648
445.5
568.5
Read 4K Q32T1
1638.96
423.6
691
534.3
714.8
Write Seq Q32T1
3290.25
1131
5111
2976
3287
Read Seq Q32T1
3519.84
1859
7002
3232
3561
Total Average (Program / Settings)

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Allen Ngo, 2021-10-11 (Update: 2021-10-11)