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SK Hynix shows off new Platinum P51 Gen 5 SSD

by on22 March 2024

Coming in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and reaching 14GB/s

SK Hynix revealed a bit of a surprise at the Nvidia GTC 2024 show, announcing the new PCB01 PCIe 5.0 SSD based on its in-house controller, its own 238-layer 3D TLC NAND flash, and promising rather impressive transfer speeds of up to 14GB/s.

According to SK Hynix's press release, the PCB01, as they decided to call it, promises sequential read and write performance of up to 14GB/s and 12GB/s, respectively. As detailed, it uses SK Hynix's in-house controller, paired up with 238-layer 3D TLC NAND flash.

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Anandtech had a chance to get a bit more information at the GTC 2024 show floor, snapping a few pictures with the Platinum P51 name, which is a bit more marketing-friendly, at least compared to the PCB01. Surprisingly, the pictured SSD has somewhat slower transfer speeds of up to 13,5GB/s and 11,5GB/s, but hopefully, SK Hynix will clear the confusion pretty soon. Anandtech also notes it will be available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities as well as gives a bit more details about the NAND flash used.

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Jae-yeun Yun, head of NAND Product Planning and Enablement at SK hynix, stated: "PCB01 will not only be highlighted for its use in AI PCs, but this high-performing product will also receive significant attention in the gaming and high-end PC markets," he said. "Our much-anticipated product will allow us to solidify our position as the global no.1 AI memory provider not only in the HBM field but also in the on-device AI area."

The SK Hynix PCB01, or the Platinum P51, should be available later this year, and it will be interesting to see how it compares to Phison-based SSDs with upcoming Micron NAND.


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