Kingston NV2 256Gb NVMe SSD detailed review

Posted on November 24, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kingston's NV2 NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4. More details about this NVMe SSD in our article.

Kingston NV2 256Gb NVMe SSD detailed review

Kingston's 256Gb NV2 NVMe SSD use Phison PS5021-E21 controller. The internal SSD write a data location map on DRAM DDR4 to launch a programs without delays. The NV2 comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC flash memory. Internal SSD besides, available in three capacities: 1 Tb, 512 Gb and 2 Tb.

Performance and benchmarks

Kingston NV2 works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 bus. NV2 has input/output performance 3000000 on writing and 3000000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty


Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5021-E21
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) n/a
Write speed (Mb/s) n/a
Read IOPS 3000000
Write IOPS 3000000
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) n/a


NV2 (256Gb) produced by Kingston support PCIe 4 that is significantly faster than PCIe 3.0. Overall, Kingston NV2 256Gb has more minuses and we strongly do not recommend to have it.

+ Pros

  • None

- Cons

  • Capacity

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The Kingston NV2 has DDR4. DRAM in their controller help to increase endurance and IOPS.

The Kingston NV2 due to the low density of memory chips can function with no further cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads below and above the SSD to improve performance during times of high loads.

The Kingston NV2 works on Phison PS5021-E21 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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