Notebookcheck Logo

The SK hynix Platinum P41 flagship PCIe NVMe SSD hits Amazon

SK hynix Platinum P41 PCIe NVMe Gen 4.0 SSD (Source: SK hynix)
SK hynix Platinum P41 PCIe NVMe Gen 4.0 SSD (Source: SK hynix)
Yesterday, SK hynix has finally unleashed its first Gen 4.0 SSD with a 176-NAND layer, namely the Platinum P41. As unveiled back in early January, it is available in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB versions. The prices start at US$104.99 and go up to US$259.98, but the stock seems depleted already.

Two years after the introduction of the Gold P31 SSD family, which arrived as the first one to incorporate 128-layer NAND flash memory, SK hynix is back with the Platinum P41, which brings together 176-layer 3D triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory chips and the in-house Aries controller. This piece of hardware is the first PCIe controller by the brand, and the DRAM buffer present in the Platinum P41 uses SK hynix LPDDR4 memory.

The three drive capacities available, namely 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB, come with an impressive sequential read speed of up to 7,000 MB/s. The other figures are just as impressive, with slightly lower values for the 500 GB model: sequential write of up to 6,500 MB/s for the 1 and 2 TB models (4,700 MB/s for the 500 GB one), random read/write IOPS of up to 1,400 K/1,300 K for the 1 and 2 TB models (960 K/1,000 K for the 500 GB model). 

With a 5-year warranty, the write endurance is solid: 1,200 TBW for the 2 TB model, 750 TBW for the 1 TB version, and 500 TBW for the most affordable member of the Platinum P41 family. The MTBF value is the same for all models and sits at no less than 1,500,000 hours. The prices are US$104.99, US$149.98, and US$259.98.

Sadly, it looks like the entire initial stock available on Amazon has already been depleted. If you find it anywhere available, feel free to let the others know in the comments section below. Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Buy the SK hynix Platinum P41 on Amazon


Lion Media Group (via email)

SK hynix Announces Availability of the PCIe 4.0 “Platinum P41” SSD


Platinum P41 features unparalleled read and write speeds of 7,000MB/s and 6,500MB/s, as well as a new level of power efficiency


Seoul, May 19, 2022 –SK hynix Inc. (or “the company”, www.skhynix.comtoday announced availability of the “Platinum P41” PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD that distills technical excellence driven by unmatched speeds and reliability. The Platinum series represents the company’s flagship retail lineup geared towards gamers and content creators looking to turbo-boost PC performance.


Launched as SK hynix's first PCIe 4.0 SSD built with advanced 176-layer NAND flash memory, the Platinum P41 is now available for purchase on Amazon in the U.S. in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacity options.


Designed to excel among PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the Platinum P41 offers sequential read speeds up to 7,000 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 6,500 MB/s with an industry-leading endurance rating of up to 1,200 TBW. The Platinum P41 also provides further assurance of reliability with an SK hynix in-house “Aries” controller, which in itself contributes to the superior read/write speeds.


“We are delighted to introduce the Platinum P41, the first of our Platinum series of SSDs to drive the strongest PCIe Gen4 bandwidth experience for computing needs. P41 also inherits the power efficiency and stability of our existing lineup, keeping with SK hynix’s rich history of delivering excellent solutions for consumer electronics,” Dae Jung Cho, Head of SSD Marketing at SK hynix, said.


Additionally, the Platinum P41 is capable of up to 1,400K IOPS in random reads and up to 1,300K IOPS in random writes, the highest-end throughput on the PCIe 4.0 interface. The P41 undergoes 1,000 hours of high-temperature operating life (HTOL) testing to ensure reliability, where it has achieved an extensive 1.5 million hours in mean time between failures (MTBF).


The Platinum P41 comes with a five-year warranty from SK hynix.


Product image, technical specifications and more information about Platinum P41 are shown below.






SK hynix Platinum P41 SSD




PCIe NVMe Gen4, up to 4 lanes

Form Factor

M.2 2280

Sequential Read Speed

Up to 7,000 MB/s

Sequential Write Speed

Up to 6,500 MB/s

Random Read Speed

Up to 1,400K IOPS

Random Write Speed

Up to 1,300K IOPS


5-year warranty


1.5M hrs


Up to 1,200 TBW

(2TB: 1200TBW / 1TB: 750TBW / 500GB: 500TBW)










About SK hynix Inc.

SK hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the worlds top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (DRAM), flash memory chips ("NAND flash") and CMOS Image Sensors ("CIS") for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The Companys shares are traded on the Korea Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK hynix is available at

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 05 > The SK hynix Platinum P41 flagship PCIe NVMe SSD hits Amazon
Codrut Nistor, 2022-05-20 (Update: 2022-05-20)