PNY XLR8 CS3140 1Tb SSD detailed specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Should you buy XLR8 CS3140 (1Tb) produced by PNY and other characteristics read below here.

PNY XLR8 CS3140 1Tb SSD detailed specs

PNY XLR8 CS3140 1Tb is powered by Phison PS5016-E18-41 controller. The drive storing a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory SK Hynix DDR4 1600 to run a games without delays. The XLR8 CS3140 comes equipped with Micron 3D TLC memory. PNY XLR8 CS3140 also available in 2 Tb capacity.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 expansion standard with write speeds equals to 6850 MB/s, and sequential read speeds 7500 Mbps.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years of warranty. The XLR8 CS3140 has 2 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5016-E18-41
Memory type Micron 3D TLC
DRAM SK Hynix DDR4 1600
Read speed (Mb/s) 7500
Write speed (Mb/s) 6850
Read IOPS n/a
Write IOPS n/a
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5


PNY XLR8 CS3140 1Tb support PCIe Gen4 that is undoubtedly faster than previous bus standard. The write speed is 6850 Mbps, that is faster than has most of competitors. Weighing all these factors, we strongly advise to purchase PNY XLR8 CS3140 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • None

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PNY XLR8 CS3140 1TB M.2 NVMe Review + Benchmarks


The PNY XLR8 CS3140 has SK Hynix DDR4 1600. DRAM in their controller help to improve endurance and input/output performance.

The XLR8 CS3140 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips can last without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops from the factory has additional cooling above or below the storage to enhance performance during times of heavy loads.

The XLR8 CS3140 1Tb has write speed 6850 Mb/s, maximum read speed 7500 Mbps. Storage works on Phison PS5016-E18-41 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is Micron 3D TLC.
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