December 3, 2021

Kingston NV1 1TB NVMe SSD Evaluation


Kingston NV1 1TB
Kingston NV1 1TB

At the moment we’re having a look on the Kingston NV1 1TB SSD. That is the third Kingston SSD I’ve checked out, and was initially supposed as one thing of a companion piece for the Kingston A2000 overview. The NV1 occupies the entry-level slot in Kingston’s SSD stack, and in consequence is a DRAM-less QLC drive with very modest efficiency targets. Allow us to see the way it stacks up!

Kingston NV1 1TB NVMe SSD

The Kingston NV1 1TB is available in a single-sided M.2 2280 (80mm) kind issue.

Kingston NV1 1TB Front
Kingston NV1 1TB Entrance

The entrance of the drive is house to the Phison PS5013-E13 controller. We’ve seen this controller earlier than on the Essential P2 and the PNY CS1030. The Kingston NV1 1TB comes outfitted with 96-layer Micron QLC; that is just like the P2 however the CS1030 pair this controller with TLC. No DRAM cache is current on the Kingston NV1.

Kingston NV1 1TB Back
Kingston NV1 1TB Again

The again of this single-sided drive is devoid of something making this a single-sided SSD.

Kingston NV1 Specs

The Kingston NV1 line of drives is on the market with capacities between 500GB and 2TB.

Kingston NV1 1TB Specs
Kingston NV1 1TB Specs

Our 1TB drive is rated at 2100 MB/s learn and 1700 MB/s sequential write. These specs are barely decrease than the A2000 was rated at, in addition to being a tick beneath the Essential P2 which has comparable {hardware} elements. 2100/1700 positions the NV1 as a comparatively low-end PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, however nothing out of the atypical. Endurance is one other matter; at solely 240 TBW for the 1TB drive, the Kingston NV1 comes with considerably decrease endurance than even the Essential P2, which I took difficulty with for less than having 300 TBW. Whereas nonetheless sufficient for mild responsibility, the low endurance doesn’t encourage confidence within the longterm reliability of this drive. Mixed with the decrease 3-year guarantee, the NV1 is decidedly entry-level in all respects.

Kingston NV1 1TB CrystalDiskInfo
Kingston NV1 1TB CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo can provide us some fundamental details about the SSD, and confirms we’re working at PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds utilizing NVMe 1.3.

Check System Configuration

We’re utilizing the next configuration for this take a look at:

  • Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X570-P
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12C/24T)
  • RAM: 2x 16GB DDR4-3200 UDIMMs

Our testing makes use of the Kingston NV1 1TB because the boot drive for the system, put in within the M.2_1 slot on the motherboard. The drive is crammed to 85% capability with information after which some is deleted, leaving round 60% used house on the quantity.

Subsequent, we’re going to get into our efficiency testing.

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