Model: SK hynix Platinum P41 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: SK hynix
Provided By: SK hynix

As one of the biggest names in the semiconductor market, SK hynix doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 1983 as Hyundai Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd., the company quickly made its mark by producing Korea’s first 16Kb SRAM. Since then, SK hynix has continued to lead the industry with smaller, faster and lower power semiconductors. Today, they are the world's second-largest memory chipmaker as well as the third-largest semiconductor company. Their memory, NAND flash and CMOS image sensors are found in products from some of the biggest names in the computer industry including Apple, ASUS, Dell and HP.

With its background in NAND flash, it should come as no surprise that SK hynix is a major player in the SSD industry. In addition to supplying client and enterprise drives to PC OEMs, the company has begun a push into the U.S. retail market. Building on the success of its Gold P31 SSD, SK hynix recently launched its first PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Platinum P41. Aimed at gamers and content creators, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by SK hynix's own "Aries" controller and is available with up to 2TB of their 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. The Platinum P41 also features the company's HYPERWRITE cache technology and is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface.

The Platinum P41 is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, SK hynix sent us the 2TB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read and 6,500 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 1,400K random read and 1,300K random write IOPS.

   SK hynix Platinum P41 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number SHPP41-2000GM-2
Capacity 2TB
NAND Flash SK hynix 176-layer 3D TLC
Controller SK hynix "Aries" ACNS075
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4

Sequential Read 7,000 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 6,500 MB/s Max
Random Read IOPS 1,400K Max
Random Write IOPS 1,300K Max

MTBF 1.5 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 1200TB

Power Consumption
Active 7.5W
Idle (Slumber) < 50mW
L1.2 < 5mW

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 22 x 80 x 2.38 mm
Weight 7g

Other Features
HYPERWRITE cache technology
AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
Supports TCG/OPAL 2.01 and Pyrite
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Platinum P41 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at SK hynix's new PCIe 4.0 SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the Platinum P41 have what it takes? Can it deliver the value and performance we've come to expect from SK hynix? Keep reading as we find out.

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