PNY XLR8 CS3030 1Tb NVMe SSD tech specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in XLR8 CS3030 (1Tb) produced by PNY and other specifications explore on this site.

PNY XLR8 CS3030 1Tb NVMe SSD tech specs

PNY's 1Tb XLR8 CS3030 use Phison PS5012-E12. This NVMe has Dynamic-Random Access Memory LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 to keep a map of where data is located on the storage. The XLR8 CS3030 comes equipped with Toshiba TLC memory. SSD also available in three capacities: 2 Tb, 250 Gb and 500 Gb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

PNY XLR8 CS3030 works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with read speeds 3500 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 3000 Mbps. This model has input/output performance 300000 on reading and 0 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty period limited by endurance 192 TBW. The XLR8 CS3030 has 2 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5012-E12
Memory type Toshiba TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 3000
Read IOPS 300000
Write IOPS 0
Endurance (TBW) 192
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


PNY XLR8 CS3030 1Tb support previous bus standard that is significantly slower than PCIe 4. The maximum write speed is 3000 Mb/s, that is average value for this computer expansion bus standard. The Internal SSD has endurance 192 TBW, that is not much in comparison with nearest competitors. After evaluating all the facts, PNY XLR8 CS3030 1Tb is a well-rounded SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

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The PNY XLR8 CS3030 has LPDDR3 or LPDDR4. DRAM in their controller help to improve endurance and IOPS.

The XLR8 CS3030 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips may work without extra heat sinks. Some laptops or motherboards designed with additional cooling above and below the storage to improve performance during heavy loads.

The PNY XLR8 CS3030 has sequential write speed 3000 Mbps, read speed 3500 Mbps. Storage operate on Phison PS5012-E12 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Toshiba TLC.
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