Kingston NV2 256Gb NVMe SSD detailed review

Posted on February 05, 2024 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

📊 Specs

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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✨ Video Review

Kingston Releases NV2 Series Entry level PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs

⁉️ FAQ

The Kingston NV2 has DDR4. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes SSD faster, but also more expensive.

The NV2 256Gb due to the low density of memory chips can last with no further heat sinks. Some motherboards from the factory has thermal pads below and above the SSD for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The Kingston NV2 256Gb works on Phison PS5021-E21 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND flash memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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