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PNY CS1311 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 30, 2016 10:20 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: PNY

PNY CS1311 480GB SATA III SSD

 

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Retail packaging features an image of the enclosed SSD on the front of the box. The front of the packaging advertises the enclosed drive's capacity, three-year warranty, and included Acronis migration software.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the drive's sequential performance specifications, MTBF rating of two million hours, included accessories, and various bits of relevant information.

 

 

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Inside the packaging is the drive itself, a stick-on plastic spacer, and a printed user guide that includes an Acronis key.

 

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The top of the drive's black aluminum snap-together enclosure is covered with an attractive label that has a carbon fiber look to it.

 

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The back half of the drive's enclosure features a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

 

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The PCB snaps into place onto the top half of the drive's enclosure.

 

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This half of the PCB houses the drive's Phison S10 controller, eight 64GB 15nm Toshiba planar TLC flash packages, and a single Kingston branded 512MB DDR3 1600MHz cache package.

 

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This side of the PCB is devoid of components.

 

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A detailed view of the Phison PS3110-S10-X quad-core eight-channel SATA III controller that powers the CS1311.

 

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A detailed view of one of the drive's eight 64GB Toshiba 15mn TLC TSOP flash packages.

 

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A detailed view of the drive's Kingston branded 512MB DDR3 1600MHz cache package.

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