PNY who has recently launched a new SSD line: the CS1311 using TLC memory and offers an attractive price (about $85 for the 240 GB) and CS2211 with MLC memory, the manufacturer intends to attract PC gamers to this product. It is this latter model that interests us here, in the version 240 GB. According PNY, the main selling point is its transfer rates (maximum) 560 MB / s read and 470MB / s write, which obviously will benefit game load times. Another interesting point is its price. Check its performance in actual use?
The SSD CS2211 comes with a plastic frame to increase the thickness of 7 mm to 9.5 mm. Thus, it is suitable for ultraportables, but also to traditional laptops. However, the manufacturer does not look to fit in 3.5 inch location of a desktop or tower. PNY also gives you a serial number to activate True Image HD cloning software to download. This program lets you easily transfer Windows and applications from the old drive to the SSD without having to reinstall everything. Convenient !
The PNY SSD CS2211 has a major asset: its high reading speed for large files, making it very well suited for loading games. We regret, however, that its write speed is not higher. Its robust components ensure long life and reasonably priced deal with models as low as $85.