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PNY XLR8 CS3040 1TB M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4 SSD $120 or $130 with heatsink free shipping

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This deal is on Slickdeals already, but posted (since 11/21) under "Computers" rather than SSDs so anyone looking in SSDs will be SOL.

We really need Slickdeals functionality to correct that kind of thing.

This is a fast, but not top of the line, Gen4 Read/Write 5600/4300 MB/s drive, TLC, DRAM, and respectable endurance (850 TBW for a 1TB drive). Based on the specs, this seems like a better deal than the Adata 840 at only $5 more.

Yes, it very much works with PS5.

Best Buy without heatsink:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-...Id=6463131

Best Buy with heatsink:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-...Id=6463130

B&H without:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...e_m_2.html

B&H with:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr..._nvme.html

PNY's own webshop (shipping refunded on the last payment page) no heatsink:

https://www.pny.com/CS3040-M2-NVM...040-1TB-RB

PNY's own webshop, with heatsink:

https://www.pny.com/CS3040-M-2-NV...0HS-1TB-RB
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bridarshy asked this question on 12-01-2021 at 01:03 PM
12-01-2021 at 01:03 PM
It fits in my suburban just fine.. :nod:

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That is a huge heat sink! Will not fit in a PS5 with that monster.
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Quote from supergrover :
That is a huge heat sink! Will not fit in a PS5 with that monster.
Yes lol just from looking at stock photos it's way too tall.

But for $5 I would probably still get it and save it. But you will still need a smaller one if using in a PS5.
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Just bought the 2 TB last week and installed in my PS5 over the weekend. Works just fine and I made a video of it on my YouTube channel. I am happy with it considering the price $229.
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Just bought the 2 TB last week and installed in my PS5 over the weekend. Works just fine and I made a video of it on my YouTube channel. I am happy with it considering the price $229.
So it worked fine with that huge heatsink?
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Just bought the 2 TB last week and installed in my PS5 over the weekend. Works just fine and I made a video of it on my YouTube channel. I am happy with it considering the price $229.
Nice video; gave it a like. :-)
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Just bought the 2 TB last week and installed in my PS5 over the weekend. Works just fine and I made a video of it on my YouTube channel. I am happy with it considering the price $229.
What was the speed according to the PS5?

Edit: nvm 5636 MB/s saw your video. That's interesting similar to the 980 Pro which I just purchased last night. Seems like a good price for 2TB.
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So it worked fine with that huge heatsink?
It might work but probably can't fit the bay cover of PS5 back on.
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Hey everyone, thanks for the video feedback. I bought the version of the SSD without the heatsink and bought a $10 generic one on Amazon called MHQJRH. It appears to be a smaller size and even that was a close (tight) fit with the cover on top.
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That is a huge heat sink! Will not fit in a PS5 with that monster.
It will fit if you don't re-install the factory cover over the ssd. That's what I plan to do, install a larger heatsink on the ssd and remove the factory ssd cover.

The stock design with the ssd cover on doesn't allow for fresh air to flow across the ssd. I think Sony did that to reduce dust but I'm ok with the possibility of more dust in exchange for better cooling, it's very easy to remove the console's cover to clean the heatsink.

If you want to keep the ssd cover installed here's a link to an inexpensive heatsink that should fit under the cover, $8.99 plus a 20% coupon...

GLOTRENDS 2280 M.2 Heatsink (PS5/Desktop Installation) for M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, 0.24inch(6mm) Thick Aluminum Body https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J3L1...UTF8&psc=1
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PNY quietly swapped components for a cheaper alternative. The impact primarily is to TBW (lifespan). This isnt an uncommon act for any mfgr...just know it is ~80% drop in guarantee of bit-write confidence!
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PNY quietly swapped components for a cheaper alternative. The impact primarily is to TBW (lifespan). This isnt an uncommon act for any mfgr...just know it is ~80% drop in guarantee of bit-write confidence!
That was for a different lower tier model, the cs3030 https://www.tomshardware.com/news...80-percent

Haven't seen any reports of them doing the bait and switch for the cs3040 (the model in this deal) or their other high end models. But yeah the truth is, all the major SSD MFG have been caught doing some kind of bait and switch on their lower or mid range models unfortunately. WD and Samsung come to mind as other examples.

https://www.extremetech.com/compu...-customers

https://www.techspot.com/news/909...udget.html

https://www.tomshardware.com/news...ping-parts
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Will this fit in my Chevy Tahoe?
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Will this fit in my Chevy Tahoe?
It fits in my suburban just fine.. nod
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ps5 has 2 ssd slots? so I can add one?
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