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PNY Optima 240GB SSD Review - A Low Cost SSD for the Mainstream at $90

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: PNY

PNY Optima 240GB SSD

 

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PNY has a large online and retail presence so I wouldn't be surprised to see the Optima line at Best Buy or other retail stores. PNY put together a nice retail package that gives us enough details to take a second look.

 

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Inside we found the drive and a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter bracket.

 

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Here we get our first look at the actual drive... that only costs $89.99 right now. I'm still surprised by the price and excited because I suspect this will break new ground and be several people's first SSD.

 

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The PNY Optima is a 7mm drive that ships with an adapter to 9.5mm if you need it.

 

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Inside we found a form fitted case that acts as a cooling device for the flash, controller and DRAM.

 

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There are sixteen Micron 20nm flash packages that use 128Gbit die, eight on each side of the PCB.

 

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Our second look at the Silicon Motion 4-channel SSD controller and the NANYA DRAM buffer above the controller.

 

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