Monday, March 29th 2021

Kingston Announces NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

Kingston today announces the launch of the NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD. With efficient performance in a single-sided M.2 design, NV1 is the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users with laptops and small form factor PCs. NV1 is a substantial storage solution with capacities up to 2 TB. It features read/write speeds up to 2,100/1,700 MB/s, respectively, thus delivering 3x the performance of a SATA-based SSD. NV1 uses less power, emits less heat and has quicker load times making it ideal for users who appreciate responsiveness and ultra-fast data access but have systems with limited space. NV1 is available in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities and is backed by a limited three-year warranty, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.
NV1 Features and Specifications:
  • NVMe PCIe Performance: NV1 offers read/write speeds up to 2,100/1,700 MB/s (all capacities).
  • Ideal for systems with limited space: Easily integrate into designs with M.2 connectors. Perfect for thin laptops and small form factor PCs.
  • Multiple Capacities: Available in a range of capacities up to 2 TB to meet your data storage requirements.
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
  • Capacities: 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
  • Endurance:
    • 500 GB - 120 TBW
    • 1000 GB - 240 TBW
    • 2000 GB - 480 TBW
  • Power Consumption:
    • 500 GB: 5 mW Idle / 205 mW Avg / 1.1 W (MAX) Read / 3.3 W (MAX) Write
    • 1000 GB: 5 mW Idle / 220 mW Avg / 1.1 W (MAX) Read / 3.3 W (MAX) Write
    • 2000 GB: 5 mW Idle / 340 mW Avg / 1.1 W (MAX) Read / 3.3 W (MAX) Write
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 22 mm x 80 mm x 2.1 mm
  • Weight: 7 g (All capacities)
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G (20-1000Hz)
  • Warranty/Support: Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
Source: Kingston
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14 Comments on Kingston Announces NV1 NVMe PCIe SSD

#1
Blue4130
"the ideal entry-level drive for first-time NVMe users"

What makes this ideal for first time users over something like a kingston a2000 or any other m.2 nvme drive? Pure marketing bs.
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#2
R0H1T
Cheaper & no PCIe 4.0 ~ looks like A2000 (respun) with QLC.
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Blue4130
R0H1TCheaper & no PCIe 4.0 ~ looks like A2000 (respun) with QLC.
I edited just as you posted because I knew someone would make that comment.

Another way to look at it, why is it assumed that a first time user has different needs than a 1000 time user?
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#4
R0H1T
Blue4130why is it assumed that a first time user has different needs than a 1000 time user?
Why are you assuming that any & every user out there needs PCIe 4.0 SSDs? First ~ they're expensive, you can't beat around the bush with that! Second they generally run hot(ter) & lastly they need the latest gen Intel RKL, & AMD's 3rd or 4th gen CPUs with at least a B550 board - none of these choices are particularly cheap. Just because I want an NVMe drive doesn't mean that I want top of the line, aren't you the hone assuming here?
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#5
Blue4130
R0H1TWhy are you assuming that any & every user out there needs PCIe 4.0 SSDs? First ~ they're expensive, you can't beat around the bush with that! Second they generally run hot(ter) & lastly they need the latest gen Intel RKL, & AMD's 3rd or 4th gen CPUs with at least a B550 board - none of these choices are particularly cheap. Just because I want an NVMe drive doesn't mean that I want top of the line, aren't you the hone assuming here?
If you read my posts, you will see that I made no such statements. I asked a question about the press release statement. Why so butt hurt?
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#6
R0H1T
Because you used the 980 Pro as an example, as for everything else in the OP every SSD maker makes that claim! Are you new to SSDs or just here to rant & call names :rolleyes:
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Blue4130
R0H1TBecause you used the 980 Pro as an example, as for everything else in the OP every SSD maker makes that claim! Are you new to SSDs or just here to rant & call names :rolleyes:
Replace 980 pro for any m.2 you like, my comment remains the same. Why is this better than any other one? And why do they think a first time user has different needs than an experienced user. That is the crux of my issue. (and where did I call names? You sure are projecting...)
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#8
ozzyozzy
Hmm.. Kingston A2000 500GB has 350 TBW Endurance. I just checked again, Kingston A2000 250GB also has 150 TBW... This kingston 500 has 120 TBW.
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Post Nut Clairvoyance
Blue4130I edited just as you posted because I knew someone would make that comment.

Another way to look at it, why is it assumed that a first time user has different needs than a 1000 time user?
1000 time SSD user must have a lot of homework transfer every day :)

because when I was a "first time user" I knew nothing about these product, what actually makes them good. Basically involuntarily waiting for money while getting into these made me see influencer advertising for what it is.

so yea first time users are cash cows waiting to be butchered, like guy above said, this is probably, almost definitely? strictly worse than a2000, unless it uses D4 RAM (as opposed to D3 in a2000), then becomes trade off, of little speed gain for massive endurance loss.
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#10
Decks
ozzyozzyHmm.. Kingston A2000 500GB has 350 TBW Endurance. I just checked again, Kingston A2000 250GB also has 150 TBW... This kingston 500 has 120 TBW.
it's not like the TBW actually matters anyway, all modern SSD's will outlive their rated lifespan :toast:
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#11
sutyi
Decksit's not like the TBW actually matters anyway, all modern SSD's will outlive their rated lifespan :toast:
Depends on pricing.

Why would you buy this NV1 instead of an A2000 per se, when the latter is better in every aspect including durability, warranty and speed. While only costing 5 buck more for the same capacity.

1TB A2000 is hovering around 120US. If this come in around 100US, its a good alternative.
If the price difference is <10% then why choose this?
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#12
LemmingOverlord
That TBW is pretty low...

My 1TB Kingston A2000 is 600 TBW, my ADATA SX8200 is 640 TBW... this is... 240 TBW on the 1TB version?

Wow. Just wow.
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#13
chrcoluk
Depends on the pricing, Kingston is the one vendor that caters to low end market without it been a chinese knock off brand.

I have a few kingston sata ssd's that I brought for a 1/4 of the price of the cheapest samsung ssd, very useful for testing machines, small zfs cache/slog device etc. I also have a cheap kingston in my pfsense NUC unit.
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#14
Decks
sutyiDepends on pricing.

Why would you buy this NV1 instead of an A2000 per se, when the latter is better in every aspect including durability, warranty and speed. While only costing 5 buck more for the same capacity.

1TB A2000 is hovering around 120US. If this come in around 100US, its a good alternative.
If the price difference is <10% then why choose this?
I never said it was a good choice, plus like I said durability is not actually the true durability, sequentials however won't make SSD A better than SSD B...I am just waiting for Kingston to release other information such as the controller/firmware/NAND which actually matters
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