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PNY Optima SSD

PNY Optima SSD
alaScore 89

299 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of PNY Optima SSD. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the PNY Optima SSD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 299 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Consumer review (

Worked great for about one year and 40 days, then total failure.


I have a Kinsington SSD that is about four years old, I guess it's the one I'm going to have to go back to

It was a pretty good deal of the time but perhaps I should've paid more for something that would hopefully be more reliable.

It stopped working 40 days after the warranty was over

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Died after 1 year of use.


Refused an RMA on the "3 year warranty" because it was not registered in the first 90 days! What a waste of money! I will never buy another PNY product again for myself or my clients.

It's an ssd. It's faster than the hard drive it replaced (until it died).

Died after 1 year of use.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Great Product - Lousy Warranty


It is a shame they advertise a three year warranty but it is only 3 years if you jump through a few hoops for every drive you purchase. Really cheesy way of doing business! They just lost ours!


One year warranty READ THE FINE PRINT unless the drive is registered within 30 days of purchase.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

An okay drive, with a bit of an attitude


For what you can get now a days, especially from companies like Mushkin, ADATA and SanDisk, I can't recommend this model SSD. I have owned products from PNY before this (USB Flash drive, DDR Memory), and was underwhelmed with every product. If you can...

Migrated my system from a 128GB SanDisk SSD, and noticed a marginal performance increase. It works for the most part, but I may have gotten a drive with an attitude problem.

Has the habit of making bad disk writes every so often, which causes issue with shutting down and booting. This issue occurred across Win7, Win8.1, and now Win10 in both SATA and AHCI modes. Maybe a QA oversight, but not really a total deal breaker.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Died after less than 1 year


Stay away from this product

- Few

- Boots slower than a conventional disk - Died after 1 yr of active service

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Bottom of the barrel junk


I would never recommend any PNY SSD's to anyone, except people I do not like. LOL I would not purchase it again, I would buy a Samsung or Intel. I would change my product review if they replace my product with one that works. LOL

NONE, stay away from all PNY products

After 2 months I noticed a slow down on my HP Z800 workstation. I purchased a Samsung 850 Pro just in case this died, migrated my data and the performance on the Samsung is amazing. Never had issues with Samsung or Intel, tried the cheaper bottom of...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Died after a year


I've heard Samsung makes the best SSDs, so I will probably spend a bit more and buy a Samsung next time for hopefully a reliability, speed, and customer service advantage. Also, 240gb is pretty small- about only big enough for the system and only a few...

A big step up from a HDD- especially helpful with system and game load times. Speeds up photo editing if you're dealing with high-res RAW and JPEG files.

It was a good drive for the most part but it crashed right towards the end of one year- which is quite inconvenient to say the least. I submitted an RMA to PNY via their website and they did send a replacement once I sent the drive back, the slightly...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (



PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7SC480GOPT-RB. Worst purchase I have ever made through this site

Drive conked out. Ordered it a while ago but didn't use it up until a few months ago. Only lasted 5 months for me. Extrtemly poor drive

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Died after 1 year, horrible support


I will never buy a PNY product again and will be sure to tell everyone about their misconduct.

Worked just fine for about 1 year, although slower then other drives

The SSD causes windows to freeze when plugged into a SATA port. effectively making the drive useless for anything other then an external SSD via usb. Tested on multiple known good units. I was denied my RMA request because I did not register the SSD...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Warranty is not 3 years as stated


Buy your SSD from a company that stands behind their products

Decent performance

Actually only has 1 year warranty

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Certification:CE, FCC, REACH, BEMI, UL
Color of product:Black
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Power consumption (idle):0.1
Power consumption (read):5
Power consumption (write):5

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 75
Storage temperature range (T-T):-45 - 85


Data Transfer Rate:6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Native command queuing (NCQ): Yes
Random read (4KB):60000
Random write (4KB):45000
Solid-state drive capacity:240
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
TRIM support: Yes


Power consumption (idle):0.1
Power consumption (read):5
Power consumption (write):5


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 75
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 75
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-45 - 85

Weight & Dimensions