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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.

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
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533QS
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
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
AS SSD
Seq Read
2701
1757
5357
2112
2988
Seq Write
1334
1071
3978
2024
2541
4K Read
39.31
22.07
50.6
46.53
42.82
4K Write
73.4
124.2
156.2
89.7
87
4K-64 Read
1228
439.4
2465
1747
2096
4K-64 Write
1826
651
3360
1962
2455
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
3220
2128
Copy Program MB/s
632
675
707
Copy Game MB/s
1497
1684
1471
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
Write 4K
167.8
134.7
231.4
138
238.3
Read 4K
39.95
34.46
89.5
47.41
55.6
Write Seq
543
1123
4208
1922
3013
Read Seq
413.7
1691
4512
1673
2879
Write 4K Q32T1
2072
581
648
445.5
569
Read 4K Q32T1
1639
423.6
691
534
715
Write Seq Q32T1
3290
1131
5111
2976
3287
Read Seq Q32T1
3520
1859
7002
3232
3561
Total Average (Program / Settings)

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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