The SK Hynix Gold P31 has been so well received by the Framework community I was wondering if anyone was aware that they just introduced a barn-burner PCIe 4.0 SSD, their first, featuring their own in-house state-of-the-art 176 layer 3D TLC flash.
The SK Hynix Platinum P41:
This looks really interesting, the P31 was a surprise in how efficient it was. Now they’ve extended their knowledge and product line with the highest performance they can manage with their latest flash that’s not available to 3rd party manufacturers yet.
I’m waiting for benchmarks to see how it compares to the WD Black SN850. If it excels in every way I might just use it in my new Framework 12th gen mainboard and move my SN850 over to my desktop - or vice versa!
They are being very aggressive and I would say 3rd party companies that have to source components from SK Hynix (flash and DRAM) should be worried. There’s simply no way they could get components from SK Hynix cheaper than SK Hynix themselves or be the launch customer for these components now.
There seem to be no reviews of these showing benchmarks but they should be coming soon. Of note is that these drives are the best on the market in IOPS. That should mean record-breaking numbers in other areas as well.