PNY Technologies Inc.
  • 11/14/2023
  • PNY

PNY Unveils CS3150 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD, Revolutionizing Storage with Unmatched Performance and Reliability

Parsippany, New Jersey, November 14, 2023 - PNY announced the addition of the CS3150 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD with integrated heatsinks to its lineup of solid-state drives.

Image: PNY® CS3150 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 SSD with Heatsink

The CS3150 is at the forefront of cutting-edge storage, leveraging the NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 interface to deliver unrivaled data transfer speeds. With sequential read/write speeds up to 12,000 MB/s and 11,000 MB/s2 respectively, this breakthrough technology catapults computing experiences to unprecedented levels, making it an ideal choice for professionals, enthusiasts, and anyone seeking the pinnacle of storage performance.

Innovative Heatsink

The CS3150 at launch will be available in 1TB and 2TB3, 4 densities and will come integrated with one of three different dual-fan heatsinks – Black, White, or Black-RGB. These revolutionary heatsinks have an innovative design with not one but two ultra-quiet fans to maximize heat dissipation generated by highly intensive applications, prolonged workloads, and lightning-fast transfer speeds.

Enhanced Gameplay with XLR8 Gaming

PNY’s CS3150 takes full advantage of Microsoft® DirectStorage5, a revolutionary feature that was introduced in Windows 11 that improves both the speed at which games load and the quality of their images. Combining the PNY XLR8 Gaming CS3150 with Black RGB Heatsink with PNY XLR8 Gaming DDR5 DRAM and a high-performance graphics card such as PNY GeForce RTX 4080 16GB XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB Triple Fan will minimize load times, ensuring you spend more time creating or gaming5. Additionally, PNY's VelocityX software is able to synchronize the RGB lights on all three devices, as well as, overclock all NVIDIA® graphics cards in PNY’s catalog.

Product Features

  • NEXT-GENERATION SPEED: Superior performance compared to NVMe Gen4 x4 solid state drives (SSD) with speeds of up to 12,000 MB/s Seq. Read and 11,000 MB/s2 Seq Write.
  • PRODUCTIVITY: With lightning-fast read and write speeds, reduced load times, and better overall system responsiveness, it's the ideal solution for PC enthusiasts, gamers, and content creators who demand the most from their computers.
  • EXTREME COOLING: Unique dual-fan heatsink designed to keep your Gen5 x4 SSD running cool and prevent performance throttling, assuring consistent SSD performance in demanding situations.
  • RGB SYNC with VELOCITYX: Plug-in the 9-pin (USB) power connector from the CS3150 RGB Heatsink to customize color, lighting effects and fan speeds using PNY’s Velocity-X software.
  • DATA PROTECTION: TCG Opal 2.0 enabled for Hardware encryption and storage security.

Product Specifications:

PNY CS3150 M.2 NVMe Gen5 x4 Solid State Drive with Integrated Heatsink

  • Interface: PCIe Gen5 Interface (NVMe Gen5 x4)
  • Speed: up to 12,000 MB/s Read and up to 11,000 MB/s2 Write (vary by model)
  • Capacities: 1TB, 2TB3
  • Heatsink: Black, White, Black-RGB
  • System Requirements:
    - Black/White Heatsink: 4-pin power connector to power the built-in fans
    - RGB Heatsink: 9-pin (USB) power connector to power the built-in fans and control the LEDs
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Capability: Desktop
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty or TBW7

Product Availability4

PNY CS3150 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 SSDs with heatsink will be available December 20234 at the below SRP’s; Contact a PNY account manager for details or purchase through or

  • 1TB with Black Heatsink: $179.99
  • 1TB with Black RGB Heatsink: $189.99

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About PNY Technologies and XLR8 Gaming

Established in 1985, PNY Technologies®, Inc. celebrates over 35 years of business excellence as a leading manufacturer and supplier of Flash Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, Solid State Drives, Computer Memory Upgrade Modules, Cables, NVIDIA® GeForce® Consumer Graphics Cards, NVIDIA® Professional Graphics Cards, NVIDIA® Tesla supercomputing inferencing cards, NVIDIA® DGX™ Systems, NVIDIA® Networking Solutions, and PNY GPU powered servers and workstations. The company's photography-videography, mobility, 3D gaming-visualization, and business solutions are widely available from major retail, e-tail, and wholesale outlets internationally. Headquartered in the USA, PNY maintains facilities in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

XLR8 Gaming, PNY Technologies' brand designed for gaming and modding enthusiasts powers their journey towards the ultimate PC experience.

(1) © 2023 PNY Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. The PNY logo is a registered trademark of PNY Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and no affiliation between PNY and such owners should be inferred.

(2) Sequential read and write data transfer rates based on PNY internal testing using an NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 host device; slower performance is expected when equipped in PCIe Gen4 x4 host devices. Performance may vary depending upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application.

(3) For Flash Media Devices, 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes; 1 gigabyte = 1 billion bytes. Actual useable capacity may vary. Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus is not available for data storage.

(4) Product availability varies globally. At launch, Asia/Pacific Region will have the 2TB drives with all versions of the heatsink. Europe/Middle East/Africa will have 1TB with Black or Black RGB heatsinks available.

(5) Requires Windows 10 version 1909 or higher, an NVMe PCIe 3.0 or higher SSD such as a PNY CS3150 Gen5 x4 SSD, and a graphics card that supports DirectX12 and Shader Model 6.0. Only PC games that support Microsoft DirectStorage will experience improved load times and game performance.

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