Model: Solidigm P44 Pro 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: SK hynix
Provided By: SK hynix

While the name Solidigm might seem relatively new to some, the companies behind it have decades of experience in the data storage and semiconductor industries. What was once Intel's SSD business, Solidigm was sold to SK hynix in December 2021 and then spun off into its own subsidiary. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Solidigm continues to offer innovative NAND flash memory solutions, including cutting-edge client and data center SSDs for the retail and OEM markets.

Solidigm recently released its new flagship client SSD, the P44 Pro. Designed for intense performance workloads like gaming, content creation, video editing, and data analysis, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by SK hynix's "Aries" controller and is available with up to 2TB of their 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. The P44 Pro is also equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4 interface and features a proprietary NVMe storage driver that automatically and invisibly boosts performance by as much as 21% over devices running the default Windows driver.

The P44 Pro is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. For this review, Solidigm 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.

   Solidigm P44 Pro 2TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number SSDPFKKW020X7X1
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

Vibration 2.0G (20-2000Hz)
Shock 1500G/0.5ms
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
MTBF 1.6 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 1200TB

Power Consumption
Active Sequential Write 7.5W
Idle/PS3 < 50mW
Idle/PS4 < 5mW

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

Other Features
AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
Solidigm Synergy Software
Works with PS5
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the P44 Pro has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Solidigm's new PCIe 4.0 SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the P44 Pro have what it takes? More importantly, is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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