Kioxia Exceria Plus 500Gb NVMe review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Kioxia's Exceria Plus works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus. More details about this NVMe in our article.

Kioxia Exceria Plus 500Gb NVMe review

Exceria Plus (500Gb) produced by Kioxia use Toshiba TC58NC1201GST-00-BB controller. This NVMe SSD has Dynamic-Random Access Memory 2GB DDR4 pSLC-Cache for mapping data, located on the drive. The Exceria Plus comes equipped with Toshiba 3D TLC memory. This drive also available in 2 Tb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 with maximum read speeds 3400 Mbps, and write speeds equals to 3200 Mbps. It also has input/output performance 680000 on reading and 620000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years of warranty limited by 240 TBW. As well it has 2 million hours MTBF.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Toshiba TC58NC1201GST-00-BB
Memory type Toshiba 3D TLC
DRAM 2GB DDR4 pSLC-Cache
Read speed (Mb/s) 3400
Write speed (Mb/s) 3200
Read IOPS 680000
Write IOPS 620000
Endurance (TBW) 240
MTBF (million hours) 2
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

Exceria Plus (500Gb) produced by Kioxia support PCIe 3 that is significantly slower than PCIe 4.0. The maximum write speed is 3200 Mb/s, that is faster than has other competitors. The drive provide possibility to write 240 TBW, that is bad compared to nearest rivals. Weighing all these factors, Kioxia Exceria Plus 500Gb has more disadvantages and our site do not recommend to have it.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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FAQ

The Kioxia Exceria Plus has 2GB DDR4 pSLC-Cache. DRAM in their controller help to improve I/O performance and endurance.

The Kioxia Exceria Plus 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips can work with no additional cooling systems. Some motherboards already has additional cooling below and above the SSD for improving performance during high loads.

The Kioxia Exceria Plus 500Gb has maximum write speed 3200 Mb per second, sequential read speed 3400 Mb per second. SSD works on Toshiba TC58NC1201GST-00-BB controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Toshiba 3D TLC.
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