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PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - (SSD7CS1311-240-RB)
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- Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer and feel the difference with super-fast OS boot times and speedy application loads
- Exceptional performance offering up to 550 MB/s seq. read and 520 MB/s seq. write speeds
- 90,000 IOPS Random Read / up to 90,000 IOPS Random Write
- 20x faster speeds compared to traditional hard-drives (HDD)
- Ultra low power consumption; Acronis Data Migration software included; Competitive 3 Year Warranty; 24/7 US based technical support
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Upgrade to a PNY SSD to experience PC performance that's up to 20x faster than a traditional HDD. Featuring no moving parts, PNY SSDs complete random operations rapidly. You PC will feel brand new with faster boot up time, quick application launch, and a better overall computing experience.
Our SSDs undergo some of the most rigorous durability and validation testing in the industry, withstanding hundreds of qualification tests and over 10,000 hours of validation testing. Each SSD is guaranteed to meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications.
All PNY SSDs undergo extensive component and sub-system testing. We utilize high-quality NAND from the industry’s top vendors to ensure a solid SSD. Our SSDs are validated across applications and environments to ensure they meet the highest quality, reliability, and durability criteria.
Cool and Quiet Operation
Generating less heat than an HDD, PNY SSDs ultimately increase the life of your PC. Our SSDs reduce operating temperature and potential damage from overheating. Additionally, SSDs don’t produce any noise, making your PC significantly quieter.
PNY SSDs feature low-wattage and function with an advanced lower-power mode. On average, PNY SSDs consume 30% less power than HDDs. If you’re aiming to build a silent, green PC, PNY SSDs are a must have on item your checklist.
PNY SSDs are up to 30 times more robust than HDDs, making it less likely to fail in extreme environments, including high and low temperatures. The non-volatile NAND in the system enables the SSD to retain its memory if your computer ever falls or is dropped.
Built by Experts
PNY is an SSD solution provider with lifecycle product management to JEDEC standards. Our wide array of options meet Enterprise, Commercial, and Consumer storage needs.
With stringent endurance standards in place, PNY stands behind our SSDs - which is proven with our competitive three year warranty. In addition, our US-based technical support team is available 24/7 to answer your questions.
Creating Jobs in the USA
PNY is a global technology leader committed to job creation in the United States. With our headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in NJ, more than 80% of our global workforce is in the USA.
|120GB CS1311 SSD||240GB CS1311 SSD||480GB CS1311 SSD||960GB CS1311 SSD|
|Capacity||120 GB||240 GB||480 GB||960 GB|
|Form Factor||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch||2.5 inch|
|Interface||SATA III 6Gb/s; backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s||SATA III 6Gb/s; backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s||SATA III 6Gb/s; backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s||SATA III 6Gb/s; backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s|
|Max Sequential Read/Write Speed||550/510 MB/s||550/520 MB/s||550/520 MB/s||550/520 MB/s|
|Max Random Read/Write Speed||86,000/90,000 IOPS||87,000/90,000 IOPS||90,000/90,000 IOPS||90,000/84,000 IOPS|
|Ideal For||Hard disk drive replacement, photo and video storage, and boot drives||Hard disk drive replacement, photo and video storage, and boot drives||Hard disk drive replacement, photo and video storage, and boot drives||Hard disk drive replacement, photo and video storage, and boot drives|
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|Data Transfer Rate||600 Mb per second||6||6 Gb per second||540 MB per second||6 GB per second||6|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||240 GB||250 GB||240 GB||250 GB||240 GB||240 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||240||250||240||250||240||240|
|Hard-Drive Size||240 GB||250 GB||240 GB||250 GB||240 GB||240 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||Serial interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC;Mac||PC||PC; Mac;Linux||PC||PC, Mac||PC, Mac, Unix|
|Item Dimensions||4.65 x 5.25 x 1.25 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||2.75 x 3.9 x 0.28 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||4.65 x 5.25 x 1.25 in||0.28 x 3.96 x 2.75 in|
|Item Weight||1.58 ounces||0.26 ounces||2.72 ounces||1.28 ounces||2 ounces||0.64 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||240 GB||—||240 GB||250 GB||240 GB||240 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||—||540||—||540MBps||1x||550|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||—||520||—||500MBps||1x||500|
The PNY CS1311 2.5-inch SATA-III (6 Gb/s) solid state drive (SSD) is the value performance line of PNY SSDs. It is an excellent choice for an entry-level upgrade from a hard disk drive (HDD). The PNY CS1311 was designed to be an easy and cost-effective HDD replacement for your existing PC system, helping to realize faster boot times, quicker application launch and better overall system performance.
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First of all, I did not use the Acronis software code that came with the device. I always start fresh whenever I can, and Windows 10 makes that process easier than ever, but you must be running Windows 10 on your old hard drive for this to work:
- Backup the files you want to keep on OneDrive, a USB, or an external hard drive if you can.
- Download Windows 10 and create an install disc/USB.
- Switch out the HDD for the SSD and boot up from the install media*.
- When it asks for the product key, click "I don't have a product key".
- Once Windows 10 goes online, it will see that it's the same system and activate automatically.
The Samsung EVO 850 comes with software that helps you test your drive, keeps track of its age, and automatically changes settings in Windows to get the most out of the SSD. The PNY has none of that, but I don't think most users would really miss it. It also doesn't come with any cables or brackets, which is standard, but it does include a spacer for those that may need one. Although this may be one of the prettiest computer components I have ever seen, where the PNY really shines is its speed.
According to PNY, this drive should deliver up to 550MB/s in sequential reading, and 520MB/s in sequential writing (550/520 in shorthand, higher numbers are better for both). The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) provides up to 540/520 and the Crucial BX200 240GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT240BX200SSD1 tops out at 540/490. In user tests, the Samsung usually performs right on the mark, but the Crucial seems to have occasional problems according to its reviewers. The PNY CS1311, on the other hand, often outperforms its own benchmarks in both my tests and the tests done by other reviewers (attached image).
This model only comes with a 3 year warranty, so if the Samsung EVO 850 is a comparable price I would buy the Samsung for its 5 year coverage. However, SSDs are known for their reliability, so do what feels right to you.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. I would absolutely recommend this drive to anyone that I like, and the Crucial to anyone I don't. I will update later on if anything changes.
*On some older systems, the Serial ATA interface may be set up in "Legacy" or "IDE" mode (mine was). I recommend searching online to verify that your BIOS is set to AHCI BEFORE installing Windows, assuming it supports AHCI.
Intel Core i5-2450M (2 cores @ 2.50GHz)
4GB DDR3-1333 SDRAM
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
The second (Mid October 2017) was because I had picked up a refurbished ASUS X200M, which ASUS doesn't even seem to acknowledge having released and only acknowledge the X200MA versions. Either way, that unit had a 500GB HDD, and every time it went looking for updates on Windows 8.1, it would make clicking with the read/write arm and it just wasn't sounding all too healthy -so I wanted an SSD. At first I ordered a SiliconPower 60GB, as I don't need more capacity than that on an 11.6" portable that is more to provide me mobility when I need to utilize windows apps and not be constrained to a tiny screen, components I can't easily replace, or lack of a physical keyboard. Well, SilconPower decided that it would be OK to pack the drive like an SD card, was shipped by Amazon in a bubble mailer, and I'm not sure if it experienced component shock damage or just wasn't built quality as after the install of Windows 10 it would intermittently not boot the drive and not show up in BIOS or it Windows would lock up (no start, nothing on the taskbar would work). After trying to make that SP60GB work, cut my losses, RMA. Now I was looking for something else at that capacity -but unfortunately for the price of most other 60GB drives I could add a little more and double the capacity or I could go cheap and risk trusting brands that have only more recently hit the market and have only a handful of reviews to find a few months or even days down the road that it decides to brick.
So far, I've had no issues with either PNY CS1311 120GB that I've installed. Compared to the SP60GB I mentioned, the packaging is a step up in terms of ensuring the device will not be subject to flex or shock. Each one also includes a key for Acronis Imaging Software, should it be needed. I have yet to need that software, but it is nice to have that available if I had.
You should consider pairing this with some new laptop ram (my vaio only had 4 Gigs of ram initially until i doubled it to 8) , which would allow you to run more programs at once
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Time will tell on reliability but so far, so good with no problems at all.