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Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 2 TB Review

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Introduction

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The Kioxia brand was established around 2018/2019, after Toshiba sold off its SSD and memory branch "Toshiba Memory." The company now produces flash memory for its own products, but also WD and SanDisk. Part of the original Toshiba SSD business was formed in 2014, when Toshiba bought the famous OCZ brand. Recently, Kioxia also acquired the SSD maker Lite-On.



It's been a long time since I last reviewed an SSD from Toshiba/OCZ—back in 2018 was my last review, when M.2 NVMe SSDs were just starting to make a dent in the 2.5" SATA SSD market share. Today, we have for review the Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 2 TB, which is the company's current flagship SSD. It is based on the eight-channel TC58NC1201GST controller, which is a customized version of the Phison PS5012-E12S, paired with Toshiba 96-layer 3D NAND flash. Two DDR4-2666 DRAM chips provide 2 GB of memory for the mapping tables of the SSD.

The Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 comes in capacities of 500 GB ($65), 1 TB ($110), and 2 TB ($270). Endurance for these models is set to 200 TBW, 400 TBW, and 800 TBW respectively. Kioxia includes a five-year warranty with the Exceria Plus G2.

Specifications: Kioxia Exceria Plus G2 2 TB SSD
Brand:Kioxia
Model:LRD20Z002TG8
Capacity:2000 GB (1863 GB usable)
48 GB additional overprovisioning
Controller:Toshiba TC58NC1201GST
Rebranded Phison E12S
Flash:Toshiba 96-Layer 3D TLC
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DRAM:2 GB SKHynix DDR4-2666
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Endurance:800 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:KIOXIA-EXCERIA PLUS G2 SSD
Firmware:ECFA11.1
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$270 / 14 cents per GB
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