PNY XLR8 CS3140 2Tb NVMe specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

PNY's XLR8 CS3140 internal SSD use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4. Read below about this NVMe SSD on our page.

PNY XLR8 CS3140 2Tb NVMe specs

XLR8 CS3140 (2Tb) produced by PNY is powered by Phison PS5016-E18-41 controller. This storage has DRAM SK Hynix DDR4 1600 to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe SSD. The XLR8 CS3140 comes equipped with Micron 3D TLC flash memory. PNY XLR8 CS3140 besides, available in 1 Tb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 bus with maximum write speeds 6850 Mbps, and read speeds 7500 Mbps.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5-year warranty. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 2 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


XLR8 CS3140 (2Tb) produced by PNY support PCIe Gen4 that is twice faster than PCIe 3.0. The maximum write speed is 6850 Mb/s, that is faster than has most of rivals. Weighing all these factors, we strongly advise to buy PNY XLR8 CS3140 2Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • None

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Video Review

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


The PNY XLR8 CS3140 has SK Hynix DDR4 1600. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes drive faster, but more expensive.

The PNY XLR8 CS3140 due to the high density of memory chips require the installation of additional heat sink. It lower temperature of the memory chips and controller. Some motherboards designed with thermal pads below or above the drive for better productivity during heavy loads.

The PNY XLR8 CS3140 has write speed 6850 Mbps, read speed 7500 Mbps. NVMe run on Phison PS5016-E18-41 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Micron 3D TLC.
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